Today is our only full day in the city of light, so we made the most of it. Today really was pretty boring by last night’s standards. Annie and I got up early and went straight to the Eiffel Tower. We must be pretty smart because there were very few people there, so the pictures were prime. We needed to change our money to Euros since we couldn’t at the Metro yesterday. We walked all over the place looking for a place to change our money. Driving into the city, there were tons of places. Over by the tower? None. We stopped for breakfast at a café to try and get some wifi to look it up. No such luck.
All day we walked around. We literally got lost in Paris–which is kind of what we wanted to do. We wanted to see the city. We did find the bridge with the love locks on it, the street with all the shopping and Ladurée, but we did it with a map and the compass on my phone. Who needs wifi? One thing we really wanted was Starbucks. We thought it would be a good resting place and would for sure have wifi to figure out our next plan of attack. We probably spent two hours looking for Starbucks and this sweet Gap employee took pity on us and helped us out. For anyone traveling to France: there are NO Starbucks in Paris. Like maybe 3. The worst part? Two of them are a stone’s throw away from each other…. We got our drinks, after going back and asking for more sweetener, and sat for a bit in this underground mall. The French are very chill people. There were dogs and birds in the Starbucks. Like random pigeons were just bee-bopping around. One woman swatted at one and they went flying all over Starbucks. Edmond would NOT let that fly. No pun intended.
Today was pretty uneventful for the most part, but it was exhausting. We walked over 10 miles in nine hours, so my feet definitely hurt. We were planning on taking the Metro home, but once again, we couldn’t figure it out. This just verifies my love for the suburbs. So we hailed a taxi. If I lived in a city, I’m pretty sure all of my money would go to cabs. Annie and I got back to the room around 6 p.m. and crashed on our bed to relax and watch some French broadcast of Olympic trial swimming…I think that’s what it is. I don’t speak French.
Being at the Eiffel Tower when it was not crowded at all
Looking for currency exchange, Starbucks and the Metro… #lostinParis