Despite the fact that I am getting antsy to fly home, I was excited to be going back to Paris for the second time. The first time I was here 5 years ago, I didn’t get to see some things, so I was looking forward to being able to see things that I didn’t have the chance to see before! Disclaimer: this post contains a lot of good, but also a lot of negative…Paris wasn’t too kind to us. The sights were incredible, but we had some trouble with people…ha.
|AWESOME Starbucks in the city|
|Fountain in the Latin Quarter|
Unfortunately for us, the train ride from Madrid was an overnight train, and it was pricey…we ended up purchasing “sleeper seats” instead of a couchette this time around because it was cheaper, and because our previous experience with couchettes was not too pleasant. Big mistake…we both had the most uncomfortable sleep of our lives, hands down. Did I mention it was a 13-hour train ride? Our train was nearly an hour late getting to the station in Paris, and when we stepped off the train, we learned that there was no information desk open and there were literally 2 out of 20 ticket windows open. After waiting in the line for way too long, we purchased our Eurostar tickets for London…which broke. the. bank. And we were told the only train available was the 8am train…even though there is literally a train to London every hour for about 12 hours a day. As we were getting ready to leave, we asked the lady at the ticket office for directions, and she was no help, whatsoever. We find the Metro, and manage to an information desk, where I asked for directions to the area surrounding our hotel. The man was very helpful and pointed us to the correct Metro. Once we arrived at our stop, we went to the info desk to ask where our hotel would be located. Even though I clearly named our hotel, the lady stared at me and said “Mercure Hotel?” over and over. Apparently it’s the only hotel she knows in the area. I also asked if there was a place I could get more information, and she stared for a minute and said “No.” I guess you can figure out how we were starting to feel about Paris.
|Pyramid at the Louvre|
|Replica of the Statue of Liberty|
|L’Arc de Triomphe|
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