When I arrived there, a ceremony was going on. I still don’t know what it was for. It could be related to WWII. I googled it just now but couldn’t find much. I stayed there until it ended and then walked to Versailles.
The queue at the ticket office of Versailles was long but the waiting time was reasonable maybe because I went there early. (My ticket shows that it was 9 a.m.) A lot of people tried to sell the tourists guided tours in front of the entrance of Versailles boasting that they could skip the queue, etc. but that cost at least EUR6 more than a normal ticket so I decided to use the audio guide and walk around by myself. I wasn’t in a hurry anyway. It’s interesting that I am still the same. If you remember my last day in Turkey, I made the same decision. Something in us never change.
It’s a huge palace. I was planning to stay here for the whole day until it closed.
I was so exhausted that I had to drag myself as I left Versailles. I checked my mobile phone and found that I missed a few calls from my Deutsch classmate. She had arrived in Paris. I quickly went back to my hostel and took my bag and headed to our lodging in Bastille. When I checked in, the receptionist said that I didn’t reserve a room. ‘What?! But my friend has already checked in.’ I called my friend immediately and then I realised that I went to the right place but … on the wrong date. Oh, no! That was so embarrassing. Anyway, she was waiting for me at Gare du Nord. So there I went and met up with her. We were so loud when we saw each other that the people at the Metro station were looking at us, smiling, and … most importantly, covering their ears. 😀 These two crazy girls!