Paris: Day 5

I can’t believe I made it—Day 5—my last day in Paris! I had a wonderful time staying with my Couchsurfer hosts for my first four nights in Paris, but decided to spend my final night in a hotel. I wanted to get the “full” Parisian experience & felt that a hotel stay was a necessary…

Paris: Day 4

I genuinely enjoyed each of the five days that I spent in Paris. The entire trip was like a dream come true—each day better than the next. It is difficult to choose a favourite day, but if I had to choose, I would pick day 4. It was so full of magick & wonder that…

Paris: Day 3

It’s hard to believe that after all I’ve written about Paris, I am only up to day 3! I was only there for 5 days, imagine what would have happened had I gone for a month… On the morning of day 3, I departed from my first host’s place and made my way to host…

Paris: Day 2

I spent my second day in Paris exploring the 4th, 5th, and 6th arrondissements. In chronological order, I visited: the Mosque of Paris; El Jardin des Plantes & The Museum of Natural History; The Pantheon; Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore; Notre Dame; and Ile de Saint Louis. Although it sounds like a lot to do in…

Paris: Day 1

I left New Jersey late Saturday afternoon, “slept through the night” on the airplane, and arrived in Paris Sunday morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. From the airport, I took a train to my host’s neighborhood in Argenteuil—a suburb just outside of Paris. I called my host from a payphone, she picked me up at the station,…