Paris or bust
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Well, I made it to
It was actually a fairly uneventful trip. The flight from
Once I got on the ground in
I’m staying the first five days here at a hotel pretty much in between the Eiffel tower, and the Arch de’ Triumph. It’s quite nice, they put me on the top floor (6th) and if I lean out my window I have a great view of the tower.
After I got unpacked, took a shower, and started feeling vaguely human again, I took a walk down to the river, and under the tower. The weather is blustery but really not bad at all. It was about 45 F, so I just stowed my rain jacket in my camera bag, and went out in jeans and a light long sleeve shirt. I don’t think I saw anyone else who wasn’t wearing a heavy winter jacket, and most had gloves, and headgear on. I’m not a big fan of the cold, but I was surprised how winterized everyone was.I had heard how expensive everything was in Paris, but it didn’t really sink in until dinner tonight. I had an interesting piece of "beef", salad, bread, and yummy Creme Brulée, plus a beer for ~$44 USD. Ouch, good thing I’m on an expense account for the first week.
I head into our