Chronicles of one girl's journey to London - from conception to eventual migration.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The day after I got back from the Saleh wedding, Sara and I left for our Continental adventure. First stop: Paris! We stayed at Hotel D'Espagne in Grands Boulevards. The hotel manager took a shine to us and invited us back whenever we wanted for a free upgrade!

Paris gets a lot of flack for being a snobby city but we found it to be quite the opposite! The people were lovely, very friendly and more than helpful when we asked. We have the slight advantage of understanding French and being able to speak it a little as well so that may have helped. Also, we're girls.

We took a Batobus tour (highly recommended!) which is the same concept as those hop-on hop-off tours you see in all major cities. The difference here is that this is a boat tour on the River Seine. It was only 13 euros for 8 stops such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Champs Elysees and so on. We got to see most of the city this way.

The highlight for us was the evening we spent under the Eiffel Tower watching the light show. It sparkles once an hour every hour after sunset. So, we took our cheese and wine to the park and just enjoyed the night!

I absolutely loved Paris and am ready to go back already.

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