24 hours in Paris
On our Italy and Greece adventure, we decided we HAD to power through 24, actually closer to 22 hours in Paris on the last day of a 15 day trip… We did a few things wrong in those hours but we got a few things right. Learn from us.
- Evan’s philosophy on travel: Do the tourist things to get them out of the way on your first trip. Then go back and do all the local or weird things. And eat. A lot. Like get a pizza bagel on your way to get a lox bagel (true story.)
- Dana’s philosophy on travel: Do the top tourist things (if I’m interested) but then FOR SURE do some quirky local things.. all in the same trip. And get at least 2 coffees a day, sweets and accidentally/on purpose match my outfits to my surroundings.
- Both our philosophies: TSA PRECHECK
Paris Airlines: We ended up taking the budget airline that you’ve never heard of. (It’s called XL Airways and does by no means stand for “Extra Large” in any sense of the word). Look at poor Evan’s zero leg room.
Since we did the budget airlines to get there, Evan upgraded us to first class one of our smaller flights via Air France.
Angelina: I don’t care that it was 85 degrees in the summer, the most decadent hot chocolate of your life is worth it.
L’as du Fallafel IS LIFE. They don’t even have a site because they’re THAT GOOD. I think we paid more for the uber than the fallefel. Worth it… if you love fallafel as much as I do!
It’s also in an adorable area that you need to spend time getting lost in, Le Marais
Here’s their address:
32 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Walk everywhere and get lost. Even if you don’t have time to go in places, you can do a quick walk by and at least see it.
The Eiffel Tower (at Sunset): Get a sandwich or some kind of snack, watch the sun set while the lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkle. It’s magical. Have fun people watching for hours. The cops trying to bust the guys illegal selling things and them running around hiding is hilarious.