Finally got the chance to explore the city of love and lights. After two days in Pairs I have to say that most of the myths and stereotypes stemming from America about Parisians, are far from actual reality. I cannot remember any Parisian ever being rude to me, and although I try my best to learn the introductory words/language of every country I visit, I found Parisians more than often eager an willing to speak English. Visiting the Eiffel tower an spending the day at The Louvre with the priceless Mona Lisa was truly extraordinary-two checks off the bucket-list. Needless to say, the street wear in Paris is unrivaled compared to ever city iv ever been to. People their really go out of their way to stand out in fashion instead of fitting in, so many bold and experimental street wear styles that I’ve never seen in the U.S……So Dope and can’t wait till we meet again….PARIS!
- Tons of quality and affordable shopping areas.
- For some odd reason in Paris when you call a taxi you have to pay the same rate for the taxi to come to you from wherever they are in town-on top of the cost to get to wherever your going…Will never understand this concept!
- I didn’t find Paris to be overly expensive. With the decline in the Euro and rise in the Dollar, for U.S. expats think NYC and LA prices (hotels, restaurants, Alcohol etc.). Also, so many talented up and coming designers/brands selling high quality apparel considerably cheaper than your average Zara or Top Shop.
- At a minimum check out The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame de Paris.
- Take a Seine River cruise right before sunset- best of day and night views.
- Went to an area known as “Pigalle” both nights and had a great time. Lots of bars and clubs-attractive crowd, people where between 20-35 years old and mostly local
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