340. Arc De Triomphe

 

IMG_2978 (1)One of my favourite views in Paris (that and the sacre coeur). And of course we did the stereotypical middle of the road photo.

It was also one of the most terrifying driving experiences of my life. Whilst trying to navigate our way to the NZ Embassy to sort out new documents, I suddenly saw a familiar looking shape on the horizon. As the Arc de Triomphe and its famously hectic giant roundabout with no lanes approached, I couldn’t help myself from uttering something along the lines of “No, no, no, NO, NO!!” Just like this.

A have never in my life had more of a potty mouth than driving through that roundabout. There were no road rules, it was laws of the jungle. You just had to push you way through and hope no other cars crashed into you. I still curse the GPS for taking us through it!IMG_3011 IMG_3009 IMG_3007 IMG_3006 IMG_3005 IMG_3002IMG_2997 IMG_2994 IMG_2991 IMG_2989 IMG_2988 IMG_2986 IMG_2985 IMG_2983 IMG_2982 IMG_2981 IMG_2980 IMG_2979 IMG_2973 IMG_2972

170. Teach Dad Some Italian

I told Dad about the episode of Family Guy where Peter Griffin decides that the only thing Italians say is “Babadi Boobadi” and he just thought it was the funniest thing. So much entertainment when he tried out his newfound fluency in Italian at the Georgio Armani Restaurant.