Following my other challenges I decided to do another city; Paris. Although I have not been to Paris (I have been to France) I thought it would be nice to go on a virtual walk about the city with Pacer.
The walk was 60km in total which took me virtually through many parts of Paris I would like to visit if I ever get the chance to go, and I could follow the virtual tour. It is a mad idea that I walk 60km in the UK and my journey is then virtually mapped through the streets of Paris, step by step with city views all the way care of Google Earth.
- Starting Point – Palace of Versailles
- River Seine
- Bois de Boulogne
- La Défense
- Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysees
- Grand Palais
- Place de la Concorde
- Lourve Museum
- Palais Garnier
- Pompidou Centre
- Place de la Bastille
- Notre-Dame de Paris
- Luxembourg Palace
- Les Invalides
- Eiffel Tower – End Point
Next is The Inca Trail, only 33km, so a short journey, but an interesting place that I would love to visit on day, that is when I win the lottery.
Until next time…
Well, my letter writing seems to be at a steady stream. I have 5 penpals so far, a guy in France, and ladies in Germany, Bath, Finland & America. I had written to a lady in Belgium but received the letter back saying that the address was incomplete, so messaged her as I had copied and pasted her address from her message. Yesterday, I received a message asking if I would write to a guy in Russia, so what the hell, although I find writing the first letter always a little hard as I never know what to say or how far to go. Do I just do a page intro and leave it at that or do I write something longer with no reals scope on discovery? Getting a happy medium is quite the thing. My penpal in Hamburg sticks to one sheet of A4 paper, both sides which work well, but I can be a chatterbox in the letter writing side, and when sending to my one in Bath manage usually 9 pages.
Postcards are coming thick and fast from Postcrossing, and with extras from my friend at Cupcakes & Canter, who was a great help with the penpals and quite an authority on the subject.
Now my mission is to get a penpal in Japan. I learned to speak Japanese many many years ago and loved everything about the culture and the place, so thought I penpal there would be fun. Maybe find one in New York as it is a place that I love to see on films and the TV, and maybe one in Australia or New Zealand. Oh, and Iceland too!