I believe I’m back and almost recovered from 3 weeks of travel. In my previous posts, I shared pictures from Rome and being snowed in in Little Rock, AR; such “joy” in being snowed in without electricity but carrying on….
By the time I left Rome, I declared it as my new favorite city. The architecture was simply amazing. The energy, the air, the people, and the food, all tickled my spirit like no other….until… I arrived in Paris. From the moment I landed in Paris, I knew I would enjoy this destination.
I flew in via Little Rock, to Chicago, to London, to Paris. That wasn’t my original flight plan but flights via American Airlines were exceptionally late that day. Because of their tardiness, I missed several connecting flights which put me into the city several hours behind schedule but luckily I made up for time during the latter days.
Anyway…that’s another post.
Seeing and experiencing the depth of history in Paris is breathtaking. It’s amazing to see such beauty, such craftsmanship, and the artistry of several hundred years. I was finally able to connect to the images and tales from grade school social studies and history. Paris has such a mix of old world charm and modern flare.
Paris definitely does not fall short when it comes to tantalizing beverages. Everything from the tap water, hot chocolate to the wines are all satisfying.
I was slightly disappointed in the food selections. I wanted to try authentic Parisian cuisine but I couldn’t find that exact thing. There were lots of breads, cheeses, wines, and dishes with an Italian influence so I was left a bit short in that department. However, I plan to return to Paris during this summer and I will not be challenged or left short by the lack of Parisian dishes.
Overall, my trip went well and Paris is now my new favorite city.