Tomorrow, I get on a little plane and leave the wonderful city of Paris. I’ve been here for the past 6 days and it has been an amazing experience! I’ve been preparing for this trip for over a year and it’s well worth the scrimping and saving and everything in between.
Paris is a wonderful city – it’s so rich and full of history, you can’t look anywhere and not see something from the past staring right back at you. It’s crowded with tourists (what do you expect), and contrary to what others think, the Parisians do not turn their noses up at you if you don’t speak the language. Nobody was rude to me on the 6 days that I was there. I’d order food in English and they’d happily still oblige – if I can’t get myself understood, someone will pop in to help. On my first day, I was looking at my map – just looking, I wasn’t planning on going anywhere yet, when this lady approaches and asks me where I want to go (in French) so … I just pointed to Quartier Latin (even though I wasn’t supposed to go there) and she told me how to get there (again, in French and a lot of arm movements). I just couldn’t say, “I’m all right, thanks!”.
So anyway, here are a few photos of my trip. These are not edited and straight from the camera, and I don’t intend to give a running commentary about all the locations I’ve been to. I will, eventually, post some stories, but that will be when I get back from my holiday. It’s a bit difficult to do that now since I’m practically almost always on the move. Not only are my feet sore, but my thighs, and legs and back as well. But … Paris is worth the pain and discomfort.
These are what I will remember most. 🙂
It’s been an unbelievable adventure. 🙂 Sad that it has to end, but happy that it happened.
Until we meet again Paris! 🙂