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The Yellow Pin is where we currently are, with some delay. Points of interest will also be added as we visit them and lodging ones are already there. Click on blue flight segment lines for flight info and real time tracking (lighter segments are completed). Red Segments have train info and green are for car segments.


It all started with the winning of 2 first class Continental RTW tickets from the American Express Wishlist way back in 2007 equivalently delivered with 560K miles. 6 years later with the merger of United and Continental, topping off the account to 700K miles with credit card offers, and a planned Leave of Absence from work, this trip is actually taking place starting 4/3/2013 and ending 6/28/2013.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paris - the annoyingly pretty and fun city

Well what more can you really say. It is tourist hell here, but it is pretty as hell also. Its fun, if you find the right food, its amazing, and the night life is quite impressive. Paris is a cultural and artistic icon, and as with all things "show", its quite dysfunctional (just like Apple products as an example). We have had 6 days and nights here, and we were shocked that we might actually not be able to cover our picks for sightseeing just do to the logistics involved with all the damn fat Americans here trying to see them as well. Anyway... there is not really much more to say. We've seen the important stuff and have had a blast at dinners and out at night. We've met really cool people and aside from being annoyed trying to do some things, we've had a great time. We also stayed in a quintessential French apartment in the Latin Quarter, which definitely added to the experience. We've ate our selves sick of foie gras and macaroons  (and to our surprise the best macaroons we had in France were at Versailles in the Palace).  But please don't tell anyone here, the best we had hands down on this trip were at a little place in Barcelona next to a Puma store... go figure...

Our charming apartment


Church with first abstract stained glass artwork


Luxembourg Gardens
Ponts de Arts

This frenchy bulldog won't move
Saint Chapelle

Notre Dame

Versailles Gardens


1 comment:

  1. After reading your blog on Paris it brought back all memories of when I was there
    Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the food and sights. Love mom