Ole, Ole, Ole - Spain wins Euro 2008!!

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July 1st 2008
Published: July 1st 2008
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- still light when we started to queue
And we crack the Paris Metro - finally worked out which line to take where - we feel like Parisians!! All of the Spaniards on our Metro traveling from Montmartre to Saint Michael, and on the streets as we walked back to our hotel, were exuberant on their win against Germany in Euro 2008 - there was much singing and dancing! It was impossible not to get carried away with the emotion of it all. Kev had managed to watch the last ten minutes of the match on a pub television while he waited for me to buy two T-shirts - one for Grace and one for Katherine - from a nearby friendly stall-holder. Thoroughly enjoyed our wander around Sacre Coeur and some of the area of Montmartre surrounding it. It would be good to stay in that area - fascinating, cosmopolitan, quaint and hilly! We ordered a couple of beers in a cafe bordering a little square - quaint yes but also madly expensive - cost us almost 15 Euros!! Despite that Montmartre for me!
The night before our visit to Montmartre we visited 'la Tour Eiffel', taking the lift to the top. It was daylight as we began our
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before we go to the top but begin to queue for the tickets
wait in the queue to buy tickets to get to the top & it was almost dark by the time we finally got there. Thick with people from all around the globe going on the languages spoken. The awful tower Kev called it despite enjoying the experience and the view. I seem to remember Kerrii and Ross climbing up some of the many steps to the top - or maybe it was all the way. I'll need some reminding here!!
Finally, the day came when we had to depart Paris - so the honeymooners left the city of romance!!

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as we finally get back to terra firma - and its after midnight!
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- another day, another tourist spot to visit!!
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A busker entertains the crowd there

- instrument look familiar?

1st July 2008

Not the world cup
Hi Mum, Actually Spain won Euro 2008 not the world cup. Looking forward to hearing all about Berlin, it's almost 25 years since I visited it. Say hi to Kevin for me. Love Nicola
2nd July 2008

Great photos...
Hi Michelle and Kev....I was so pleased Spain were the winners...deservedly so! Ole!!! We went to Paris last year and had an amazing time....it is a fantastic place....BUT we gave up queueing after 1 hour when I worked out how long it would take to get to the top! xx

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