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Dec 16th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Thank you for your advice

I just wanted to say thank you for your advice. When I posted my first post here about cheap places to eat in Paris, StCirq and Christina told me that I should have booked my accommodation in Paris not in a suburb of Paris, Aubervilliers. At the time I insisted that it was fine as I was not there to stay but to sleep. And because someone mentioned that food outside Paris is less expensive, I thought yeah that should work for me but that bothered me, and slowly it did.

I have been ok with everything until this week when I thought lets go back again to the reasons why I wanted to visit Paris: And my reasons for going there was to see the Eiffel Tower: to be there when it’s snowing especially at night. Now the panic mode kicked in as I thought about my accommodation in Aubervilliers on the 22 – 27 December 2012. Like heck what am I doing there really? Yes there’s a bus that can take me to the Eiffel Tower but seriously it won’t be the same. I want to be so NEAR the Eiffel Tower and just see it like every day. I even have a picture of it when it’s snowing. And that’s my dream. So since I took the time to make it happen why am I cheating myself on my first trip to Paris.

So I started checking different places, airbnb being my first place. I couldn’t get anything. And I kept avoiding hotels because I thought they were super expensive at this time. I then went to cheapohotels and ran a search and yeah there was a hotel CAMPANILE PARIS 15 - Tour Eiffel – which is 10-15 minutes away from the Tower had a room for me and it was reasonable 59 Euros (winter special). I called to be told that there was nothing but I should book through the web. And I called again and the guy said I’m in the system. I’m so happy for myself and really grateful to all of you for your advice. And thank God I found accommodation.
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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That's great news, Sethati79. I'm VERY happy for you. Now, how are you going to get it to snow??
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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I'm going to ask God to make it happen for me, yeah, LOL. It's snowed here in South Africa around October, like almost the whole country. The last time we had snow was in the 70s and it was in certain parts of the country where we have mountains. So yeah miracles do happen . And snow or not I will be there near the Tower. Just content really! And again thanks!!
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Sethati - congrats on booking your room near the Eiffel tower. you were very sensible to follow St. Cirq's advice.

i hope your dream of snow in Paris comes true.
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Thanks annhig. I hope so too.
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Glad you hear you've found what you wanted.
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Thanks Pegontheroad. I'm so excited, I can't sleep .
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Dec 16th, 2012, 12:57 PM
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If the Eiffel Tower is really your thing, you may be interested in Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower: A Turn-of-the-Century Tribute to the City of Light by Henri Riviere
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