It was a classic Parisian studio with 300 year old beams and a beautiful view.
Most days consisted of wandering the city and seeing the sights. Of course we did the usual. Notre Dame
Daniel was particularly enamored with the crypts and relics.
|Eww finger bones...|
|On our one sunny day|
Yes that is me looking slightly travel worn pointing to a Capybara. They are the ROUSes of the real world.
I always love the view from the tops of monuments.
The Eiffel Tower was impressive.
How can you not want to just bite there little heads off?
My advice to you if you are planning a trip to Paris any time soon:
- Rent an apartment. Vbro.com is great but there are a lot of options out there. It is wonderful to have a kitchen (and it keeps the cost down) and we made sure to have a washer and dryer which meant packing for 4 days instead of 11.
- Give yourself time. It would have been a lot less fun if we were trying to do this trip in a week or less. I figure 10 days is a minimum (but if you have less, it is still worth it!)
- Buy a museum pass. This was such a life saver. You have access to basically all of the major museums and monuments for free. It costs a bit up front (around 100$ for a 6 day pass) but in most cases you get to jump the line which can save you hours of waiting around to see things. As long as you are up for at least one museum or monument a day it pays for itself.
- Fly non-stop. This was the best. Surprisingly it didn't cost any more (Delta flies direct from Seattle) and I would probably be willing to pay a bit more even if it did. You are just a happier person if you get even the opportunity to sleep.
Anyone else have good travel tips? We are pretty good travelers but I still learn something new every trip.