Paris is not the type of city you can even begin to truly discover in a week, a month or maybe even years. So to do it in 48 hours probably was a tad hopeful. That didn’t deter us from exploring what the city of love had to offer. I’d often heard from friends that it wasn’t worth a visit. It’s “too expensive” (true), the “Parisians are so rude” (goes the stereotype) it’s overcrowded (it is Paris after all) they’d say.
The thing is, aside from the obvious beauty of it’s infamous streets, architecture museums and rich that’s part of the allure of Paris. Okay, it can be fairly expensive but if you avoid the tourist traps and get off the beaten track it’s no worse than London, NYC or any other major city. The Parisians are notorious for their blasé attitude but if you pass yourself with an attempt at the basic French phrases (and it can’t be any worse than mine) you will be pleasantly surprised. Unless you encounter that metro conductor who made me question my relationship toward humans.
There is a reason why it attracts so many visitors and although it has it’s foibles like anywhere surely does, as Audrey Hepburn put it “Paris is always a good idea”
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