So we left Rome early on Friday morning and caught our plane to Paris. We didn't even make it out of the airport before our adventure began. First thing we saw out of security was the one, the glorious, STARBUCKS. I waited 2 months for this Starbucks, 2 months. And oh. my. It was good. After that dose of heaven, we went into Paris and moved into our hostel, then spent the first day seeing some of the major sights: Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero. We grabbed linner (or dunch) in the Latin Quarter at a little Creperie where I had eaten when I was in Paris with MC in March. I knew that coming back to Paris seven months later would be fun, but I didn't realize how heartwarming it would be to go back to these places that were familiar. After linner we decided to spend our evening at the Louvre and since it was Friday night it was free for students! Love that. So we visited the major spots (Mona, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and others). After the Louvre we went to Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, to see it lit up and sparkling. Truly a great first night in Paris.
I'll try and post about London and Dublin before the end of the week!