Monday, July 24, 2017

Paris (July 7 - July 25)

Continuing our adventure that started in Singapore, moved to Copenhagen, on to Hamburg and now, on to Paris...

Our AirBnB was located about halfway between Sacré-Coeur and the Louvre. Great location.


The entrance to 18 Rue Cadet

Inside our AirBnB (1)

Inside our AirBnB (2)

View from our window

Observations on Paris:
  • Rue Cadet was a good place to stay, as it was about equidistant from many of the sites we want to see.
  • Pastries are wonderful
  • A large cup of coffee isn't (see photo below). If you want a large coffee, order an Americano or better still go to Starbucks or McDonalds
  • Good city for walking
  • Crowded with tourists
  • Most French beer is bland
  • People speak English and most restaurants have menus we could read (one exception)
  • Transportation is good. Bus and subway fares are ride-based, not distance-based
  • Mostly we ate in Cafes, Bistros and Brasseries - but food choices were generally similar in each. Spend more, eat better - the 2 places we ate that cost over $60/each were very good. Others, just okay. Exception is bakeries!

Large coffee - untouched

Large coffee - not easy to hold with the tiny handle