We reached Paris a couple of hours later than originally expected as our flight got delayed in Beijing. Raj was waiting for us at the airport and after catching up with him, the reality hit us. We needed to get to our hotel and neither of us spoke a word of french. Actually, we could say Bonjour but that wouldn't take us too far. Luckily for us we met Sabah who we had met earlier at Beijing airport. She very kindly helped us get to our hotel in Gare Du Nord with a subtle warning that we should be careful in that area. And she wasn't wrong, within an hour we saw a poor lady lose her cellphone as 3 guys snatched it from her hand and ran away. Still feel sorry for her.
We went to see the Eiffel Tower and it was an experience. Later on, we had a quick bite to eat at a local cafe and headed back to the hotel as we had a flight to catch next morning. All 3 of us got quite early the next day and had some freshly baked croissants with coffee in a cafe under our hotel. It was time to get to the airport to catch our flight to Cardiff.