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14th day of #KimGarethEurotrip

This was taken at the White Cliffs of Dover, England.

# – Pretending it ain’t cold.

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Top trifted from Bangkok. Shorts from don’t know where. Sunglasses from Bazarro. Shoes from Onitsuka Tiger. Bag from Louis Vuitton.

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We’re in Calais, France. It’s our last day of #KimGarethEurotrip outside of England.

We checked out from our last hotel of this trip (we will be staying with mum-in-law for the rest of our holiday) and went sightseeing around Calais for a bit.

# – The pretty Belfry.

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Then, we made sure we had a kilo of mussels each at lunch at a restaurant called Au Chalice before taking the ferry back to England.

# – Just as delicious as I first had it. Soft, tender and full of flavours.

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Also made a video…

# – France by Gareth.

After that we drove to Dunkerque, 20 minutes away to board the ferry.

# – Inside the belly of the ferry.

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# – On deck.

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Very easy to pass time in the ferry as it has shops, restaurants and even slot machines. Hubs won 20 Euros with only 1 Euro as capital hehe.

As the ferry approached England, we could see the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover.

# – Magnificent!

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1 hour 45 minutes later, we were driving on England again. Weird to be driving on the left side again, which of course we all agree is really the correct side ;)

We went up to the White Cliffs for a quick visit. Stunning, stunning view of the sea and the cliffs.

# – Took my breath away.

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# – Hubs was there!

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# – I wuz there!

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After the visit, we went to grab some fish and chips, which we ate at Dover Beach.

# – Seagull #likeaboss outside chip shop.

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# – Hubs nomming.

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And now we’re back on the road, heading towards the hubs hometown, Worcester near Birmingham.

It’s been almost 6 years since we’re there. Excited to see mum-in-law!

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13th day of #KimGarethEurotrip

First day of red tide and it shows :P This was taken at our hotel room in Calais cause no mood the whole day.

# – Meh.

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Shorts and tee from Bangkok. Shirt from Forever21. Shoes from Onitsuka Tiger.

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We had lunch at a well-rated restaurant in Paris called Le Bistrot Le Peintre, established in 1900.

We had a really pleasant lunch. The profiteroles were especially delicious!

# – Lunch of salmon tartare, tomato soup, sea bream, steak and profiteroles.

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Then we went to Laduree. Because, how can you not when you are in Paris, right?

# – The infamous macarons. Nice.
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# – We also got a mille feuile thingy. Orgasmic! The crispy layers with the intensely vanilla and boozy cream T-T
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Spotted the Notre-Dame of Paris while cruising about.

# – Notre-Dame de Paris.
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Then we left Paris and made our way to Calais, our final destination of #KimGarethEurotrip outside of England.

By the time we reached Calais, I was gagging seriously for rice and clear soup. Made it happened at a restaurant called Hong Kong near our hotel.

# – Foo Yung omelette, roast duck, egg fried rice, wanton soup and chinese tea /sniffs

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Will be taking the ferry back to England tomorrow to spend time with mom-in-law :)

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12th day of #KimGarethEurotrip

This was taken at the garden of Versailles Palace.

# – One leg forward.

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Top trifted in Bangkok. Shorts from Bangkok. Shoes from Onitsuka Tiger.Bag from Louis Vuitton. Sunglasses from Bazarro.

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We slept in till about 3pm as we were so tired from our little misadventure the night before. Decided to do an impromptu picnic at Palace of Versailles’ park.

So we dropped by a supermarket to pick up some supplies.

# – Shopping.

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# – These mini Heineken bottles would be perfect for me.

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When we reached the park, we only then realised that the park was freaking MASSIVE! As in you seriously need to drive from one area to another.

We gave up walking and decided to park our asses at one of the empty benches along the long, huge path towards the actual picnic area. Haha.

# – Cured meat, cheeses, sardines, caviar, liver pate, olives etc.

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We really enjoyed our picnic. I might have eaten for 3.

# – Hubs making one of his weird sandwiches with crisps, Boursin and ham.

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# – My Boursin, pate and caviar sandwich.

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After our meal, we walked back to our car and drove to somewhere nearer to the Palace, where the grand gardens are located.

My gawd, they are epic! Trees, bushes and flowers perfectly manicured, grown into large intricate patterns covering acres and acres of land.

# – Amazing!

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It’s baffling how people from hundreds of years ago could design such epic gardens without the use of a computer.

# – Again, pictures can’t do justice to its epicness.

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I mean I tried to design some plant arrangement at our little porch and that had given me such a massive headache I gave up on greeneries shortly. We only have two Ikea money plants to our names now.

# – So symmetrical. So magnificent.

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We hung around for a couple of hours without even really noticing time passed. It was really pleasant, just sitting down quietly, taking it all in.

# – Us.

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Apparently the inside of the palace is amazingly beautiful but we didn’t go in. Didn’t feel like queuing up.

After the visit, we went to a brasserie for some snacks.

And then we decided to look for the actual Arc de Triomphe after yesterday’s blunder.

# – We found it! Pretty impressive.

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We also drove around the infamous roundabout. It was pretty tense! Cars were coming from every direction trying to get into one of the dozen exits. Madness!

# – Video of the drive.

Then we drove to Eiffel Tower again and hung out at a nearby park for a couple of hours. We had a great vantage point so we just sat on the grass and stared at the tower.

# – Beautiful!

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After the tower, we drove down Champs Elysees. Saw some dude getting bashed up on the street by a group of people #truestory

# – The Avenue of Champs Elysees.

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And then we stopped by a kebab shop on the way back to our hotel.

# – Perfect finish to a nice day :)

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