That was a fun 6 days. I’m sorry about the blog silence – but I was distracted.
It’s hard not to churn out clichés and cheesy narrative when you talk about Paris. Every little street is picture worthy – every cafe looks like you’ve seen it in a movie. We stayed at a small boutique hotel in the 6th district and took the Metro everywhere. Sometimes having a husband who grew up with the New York City transit system really helps. We did all the usual touristy things – went to all the museums, all the monuments (although every building looks like a monument) – we ate all the decadent food and drank some amazing wine. I would kill for one of the corner shops that liters the city in my neighborhood – one that looks like a Bodega but sells fresh bread and cheap (but good) wine.
And the people. Oh the people. Everyone looks chic and sophisticated – even the kids. The people watching is well worth the transatlantic trip – and to my husband’s credit – he let me go crazy.
I can’t go through the whole trip in one post – so I’ll take a few days to let it all out.
Here’s some of the 780 (yikes) photos we took! Can you say “un touriste”. Apologies for the A typical photos of the Eiffel Tower and the Arch – but in person, standing underneath them - it was a surreal, dream-like experience.
This was our district – our arrondissement – in St. Germain-des-Pres
On the Batobus (boat on the Seine) – hopping on and off to see the sites
Below needs no explanation – although it did need 300 pictures. I’ll only share one with you. You’re welcome.
In the Metro (the 4) – pretending to be a Parisian (except for the constant photo taking)
Arch de Triumph at 7pm. We also have 7:15pm, 7:19pm, 7:22pm, etc.
To be continued….