G and I went to Paris four months ago but I thought it would be fun to do some recaps!
The Gs European Vacation
Who: Mr. + Mrs. G
Where: Paris, France
When: April 23 - April 30
Day 1, April 23
G and I booked our flight for Paris, France to leave on Friday, April 22nd.
We would be arriving in Paris on Saturday, April 23rd.
We booked a redeye.
Okay, correction, G booked our flights.
Whenever we have a plan to go some wheres, I let him take care of the flights and hotels.
He is really good at it :)
We were heading to Paris over spring break.
It was the perfect time because all of my NYS testing was done and I would be able to relax and not worry about school!
Originally, G and his mom were going to pick me up from school. His mom would bring us to the airport and we would start our adventure!
Last year, we had ZERO snow days.
In order to give us a "break," our superintendent was super nice and gave us an extra day off - the Friday before spring break!
Yes! I had one extra day and wouldn't have to run around like a chicken packing everything!
We got to the airport and we had a connecting flight to GA.
The planes were great and we had no problem heading to France or leaving France.
We finally got on our redeye and the excitement was building!
In 8 hours, we would be arriving in FRANCE!!!
We woke up on Saturday, April 23rd and we were flying over France.
We were super close to the airport.
G and I looked out the window and we could see the Eiffel Tower!
I started crying!
I couldn't believe that we had actually made it to an European Country!
I've had said since about 2012 that I wanted to go to Europe so bad and we finally did it!
Getting off the plane and walking "into France" was so tiresome! The lines were long and of course it was a first experience in a foreign country where we barely knew the language!
I did take French in high school and had been practicing on the app called "Duolingo."
But it was still a shock!
We were hoping to take a bus to our hotel.
We couldn't find the right bus.
We were hoping to avoid a taxi because of the cost.
But we finally bit the bullet and took one.
Our taxi driver had lived in NYC for a few years and spoke English.
She was also listening to American pop music in our car.
She was nice to us but a pessimistic on the views of life!
Her views were funny and G and I kept laughing with her.
She gave us some great tips on our half an hour taxi drive!
We finally arrived to our hotel and as were unloading the car, she told us about this amazing cafe that was literally feet from our hotel.
We checked in and went up to our room!
Oh my goodness....it was TINY!
The pictures online of this hotel were gorgeous.
And in real life it did not disappoint but they failed to mention how small the hotel actually is!
Even though the room was tiny, it supplied us with our basic needs and really we would only be using the hotel for sleep so it was all good :)
|This was it! I loved the lighting fixture!|
By the time we got settled in, it was late in the afternoon.
Now mind you, Paris is 6 hours ahead of NY time.
We weren't too jet lagged but we were starving!
We headed out of our hotel into the bustling city of Paris.
Luckily, there were two restaurants close to our hotel.
We decided we would try one the first night and the other the second night.
The first restaurant we went to was Cafe Armbonne.
We split a pizza (how American! haha) and G had a Coke.
The waiter spoke English so it made it a little easier :)
When we got the bill we were shocked at the price of the soda - it as 7.90 euros!
|The pizza was really good!|
Then we stopped at the cafe the taxi driver told us about - "Maision Privit."
The chocolate tart was TO.DIE.FOR!
It was soooooo good.
G got an eclair and said it was yummy but not as yummy as mine!
|I had one almost every single night! No shame!|
Also, we had one window in our room.
When we looked out it, you could see the EIFFEL TOWER!!!
It is a little harder to see in the day time because there was a tree that was budding :)
But at night it was beautiful!
|The view during the day!|
|The view at night :)|
The first night in our hotel, we went to sleep around 9pm (Paris time).
We were pretty exhausted but around 12am, we both woke up.
We couldn't sleep because ya know it was 6pm our time.
G and I hardly ever wake up together so the fact that we were both awake and talking to each other was amazing, LOL!
Before we had gone to bed, we started to plan our itinerary for the week in Paris.
We knew the places we wanted to visit but we needed to figure out what days we would go and how to get there!
Next up: Day 2 - The Eiffel Tower!!!!!!
Have you ever been to Europe?
If yes, where?
If no, would you want to go?
Keep Running Like a G!