Oh my, oh my! They do not tell you enough about Paris! They cannot! It is absolutely breath-taking! Going around Paris yesterday I came to the conclusion that not only is it the city of love, the city itself is loved! So many things built, so much art and most of them contributed to the city by the artists. So much has been invested into the city and as is fitting of a place where so much has been put in, so many come to see! I did! And I loved it! See through my eyes, will you?
From the airport, it was warm hospitality all the way. This was really nice because we had been warned that the French are quite rude. But we had also learned that the French hate the assumption that the whole world speaks English, so when you approach people, say “bonjour” and then ask, if they speak English (in French “parle vous Anglais?”) before speaking in English, we received a lot of kindness and politeness this way, even the ones who could not speak English directed us to people who could, or drew on maps! It was so cool, it also gave me a chance to practise my French and feel very cosmopolitan (LOL)!
I have to do a separate post on my pilgrimage to the Louvre! I have always wanted to see the Mona Lisa! Wanted to see great original art, just to be in that environment where I’m sure inspiration will abound! I was not disappointed. Watch for the next post in this series and don’t forget to stay awesome!