Food & Dining Staycations & Vacations The GOppets

#GOlobe30tting Day 4

Day 4

Since we pretty much got most of the important sightseeing out of the way yesterday, it was time for some fun. And fun for me means only one thing.. SHOPPING!

But first, since it was already en route, a stopover at the Musee de Louvre. CLICK HERE for ticket prices. Line was super long, too bad as I really wanted to see the Monalisa. :'( The kids didn’t want to endure a long wait with so many other things to see & do in Paree, kaya hanggang labas nalang kami.

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For our next ride after the Big Bus, Ate chose the underground Metro for a different experience.

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The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres. The Louvre is the world’s second most visited museum after the Palace Museum in China, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014. It is also the largest.

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The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace.

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In 1983, French President François Mitterrand proposed, as one of his Grands Projets, the Grand Louvre plan to renovate the building and relocate the Finance Ministry, allowing displays throughout the building. Architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project and proposed a glass pyramid to stand over a new entrance in the main court, the Cour Napoleon. The pyramid and its underground lobby were inaugurated on 15 October 1988; the pyramid was completed in 1989. The second phase of the Grand Louvre plan, La Pyramide Inversée (The Inverted Pyramid) below, was completed in 1993. As of 2002, attendance had doubled since completion.

Caught a light brunch at the Musee Cafe before leaving, and we were finally off for some serious shopping.

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Eating where available saves plenty of time. ;)

First stop, Chanel! <3 My Bae has a pair of leather espadrilles in her bucket list, and she was prepared to shell out her entire life savings for a pair of shoes, lol.

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Even before leaving Manila, she has been hinting at getting an espadrille. So I knew she really REALLY wanted one deep in her heart, lol.

Because she’s been such a great P.A. to me, and she helped her Ate so much in planning our trip, I decided we should split on a boy bag which she’d also been lusting after for quite some time now. A prize for all the hard work she’d been doing. The cost was 2/3 of the reselling price in Manila, add to that the vat rebate, pikit-mata nalang. Strike while the iron is hot ika nga.

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I’m happiest when she’s happy. <3 That smile sends of a thousand kilowatts! I’m glad.

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A toast to her first.. of many?? Wag naman Bae. :P Pag nagka-trabaho ka na yung susunod ok? :))

My babyson was up next. He has been borrowing his Ate‘s belt on occasions, so he decided to use his pocket money on buying his own belt.

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It costs a bit more, but designer goods make great investment pieces & can be handed down generation to generation, don’t you agree? Saka maingat naman sila sa gamit, kaya ok lang.

Ate is really hard to please. She doesn’t buy on whim, so I’m betting it’s gonna take a pretty long time before she finds an item she’d be willing to bet her bottom dollar on.

Lakas ng nerbyos ni Kap nitong araw. Panay ang kaching hahaha. We saw NEW SHANGHAI, a chinese resto, on the way back & made a pit stop to calm his frayed nerves. :P

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Chinese food always puts Kap in a good mood haha. Punuin ang tiyan ni Kap ng flied lice! ;)) This is just within our area at the 1st arrondissement, so if you book the same apartment, you’ll pretty much see all the cheap eat restos we’ve been to. Each meal here costs around 500 php/person. Super busog na, promise.

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I have to admit though, just a week in & I was also craving for good old chinese food. <3

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Ayan, malamig na uli ang ulo ni Kap my Kap.

The kids wanted to shop some more for sneakers, but I was really exhausted. The past few days finally caught up so I decided to just chill in the apartment while they went their merry way. They came home with arms filled with packages, I’m glad their trip was a success. Kap’s face however said a different thing lol. Napagod sya sa gastos.. nakatulog!

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Even with their own beds available at their disposal, mahilig talaga slang makisiksik sa amin ni Kap. But I’m happy that they love us so. <3 Team clingy.

After a power nap & simple dinner at what was fast becoming our favorite joint just below our apartment, we went back to see the Eiffel Tower at night for a different experience. Ang ginaw sa taas! And the lines were expectedly long, you really need to exercise patience. Lots & lots.

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Trip to the top of the Eiffel. Entrance Fees 2016 for ADULTS 12 – 24 years. Lift entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor) €11,00. Lift entrance ticket to top €17,00. Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor) €7,00

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Thank you so much Lord for giving this vacation, and for allowing us to experience so many adventures together as a family. <3

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Make sure you try to do at least 1 challenge for every country you visit. <3 Obviously, we chose the kissing part hehe. I’ll always want to share a kiss with you my Honey. Whenever, wherever. :-*

It was past 1 am when we finally made our way down at a turtle pace. But I’m happy I got to do this with Kap & the kids. The first time up on my honeymoon, nagkahiwalay kami ni Kap & my mom dragged me up leaving my OTL behind to take another elevator ride huhu. Muntikan pa kaming magkawalaan, I was in nervous tears when I though I lost my groom. Kaya ngayon, hindi ko na sya pinakawalan. Kapit-bisig GOppets! Together forever. <3

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