I would consider myself a relatively well traveled person. While I have never been to South America, Asia, or Australia – I have visited Europe 7 times in my adult life, the Caribbean several times and Africa once. I have been to 20+ cities in Europe, but never Paris (Nice only in France). My favorite city in Europe was Madrid (probably because it was the first foreign city I visited), then London reigned king, as I spent 5 weeks there in college. Once I landed in Paris, I absolutely fell in love. Paris was always on my list of places to visit, not necessarily because I wanted to go, but because I felt I had to go — it’s PARIS, it’s a city everyone must see.
We decided to visit Paris for our short trip this fall. MS and I decided to travel with JB and RK — the same two guys we went to Portugal with last September. We traveled well together — not without it’s hiccups but a very leisurely and fun trip.
Over the next several days/weeks I will outline our trip and how my love affair with this city developed. My initial Trip Recap Index is below, as I begin to write, I may change the index a bit.