A First-Timer in Paris
Monday, March 2, 2015
My husband, J, is an old-hand at traveling Europe. He has visited so many European countries that I've lost track of everywhere he's been. I, on the other hand, had only visited the UK prior to moving to Lithuania. For me, Europe was (and is) exotic and sophisticated, especially as I was accustomed to staying in Chinese villages and slurping noodles for breakfast. To me, Paris was (and most certainly still is) this sophisticated, modern, untouchable place. When we booked last minute tickets to Paris only two weeks ago, I couldn't even imagine what the 'city of lights and love' would be like. It was just a black hole of unknown, with its iconic Eiffel Tower, dainty desserts, and sprawling art museums. I did; however, know that I'd love it - I've read enough Hemingway (one of my favorite authors - don't judge) to have an idea of the addicted-feeling that Paris just seems to infect many of its visitors with.
Just in case you were wondering, I did love Paris and I would absolutely love to return and spend longer. There is so much more that I want to see! I absolutely think that Paris lives up to it's hype.
Is there anywhere you've visited that you think lived up to its hype? Where didn't?
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