On our final morning, we did what most people would do…pack and boy…we all know how stressful it can be when it comes to how much your bag weighs…I think I repacked my bag about five times that morning to make sure it was good enough for the flight…I didn’t want to pay extra but I had bought quite a few memorabilia to take home…that and I realized that I hadn’t booked a taxi to the airport so we decided to use the Metro one last time and get to the airport that way, as long as didn’t get lost in the never-ending tunnels to the platforms that is…
It always sucks when you board your plane and go home after a good holiday because you know life will go back to normal and your next holiday could be anything from months to years away…before I met Emma, I hadn’t been abroad for seven years! Since we’ve met, we’ve been abroad six times and each time has been amazing and I know the next holiday will be as well.
I’ll miss Paris a lot, it’s a great city to explore… The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Arc De Triumphe were my three particular favorite places to see but in truth…all of it was wonderful, a great explore for anyone coming to France. For years, I’ve always thought about seeing Paris at least once but it never really came to anything as other destinations would come first but this year, it was finally the top one for us so we went and it was a fantastic holiday…so much better than I was hoping for and to think I could have only spent two days here if I had gone travelling around Europe by train, I would have missed so much if I had done that!
From Euro Disney which by the way is like a puppy compared to the American one…was nice actually because we got it all done a lot quicker than we did in Florida, all the way to Sacre Coeur…what a mad rush the past seven days were…so many steps walked and foods tried…snails taste like mushrooms and yes, FROG LEGS TASTE LIKE CHICKEN! one experience I’ll never forget and considering in the past few years, I’ve been to Amsterdam and Bruges as well, I wonder which Northern European destination I liked the best….Paris is right up there with them both, although I had a week in Paris so I saw more so I don’t want to be biased and say Paris is a million times better, I can only judge on what I saw in all Three places but if I had to rank them, it would be like this
Paris is obviously first because I saw so much more of it compared to the other two but if I had seen more of Bruges, I would actually put that on top because it has special significance to me as it’s where I proposed to my fiance with My Proposal and I really hope I get to go back soon and see what I didn’t have time to see the last time I was there. However, today…Paris was the first holiday me and Emma went on with friends and it was fun…busy, exhausting, stressful and expensive but fun and full of memories and that’s what a holiday is meant to be, to create memories that you will have for the rest of your life, ones you can annoy your kids with when they want to go to these places!
So yeah, My French Adventure was one that I’ll always remember and I would recommend a visit to this great city to anyone, go and see it…it’s worth every Euro and trust me, It’ll cost you many of them…worth it though although I have some advice for anyone who wants to go
- Don’t give money to Beggars in the streets or on the Metro, they just follow you and ask for more
- Always keep your valuables secure and don’t forget to check on them every hour
- See as much as you can!
- Bring plenty of Money
- Watch out for rats on the Metro
- Use the Metro, worth the money as you get around the city much faster
- Be prepared to give extra Euros for Tips at cafes, restaurants etc
- Learn some French, it’ll make life much easier
Au Revoir and thank you Paris for being awesome…10/10 for everything! Hope I go back someday and see it all over again…minus the speeding scooters mind you! And the group of Rats on Metro platforms but apart from those two minor things…I’ll have to go up the Eiffel Tower and in the Notre-Dame next time! No matter how many times you go somewhere…there will still be something you haven’t done yet so there is always a reason to go back