In all honesty I would have to say I have some mixed feelings about Paris.
I’ll start with some of the things I LOVED:
—The Eiffel Tower. You see it in pictures, and of course it always looks magnificent. But seeing it in person is 100X better. I regret that I didn’t get to see it “sparkle” at night, after sunset every hour until 1 or 2 am. because it’s all light up at night, but I guess there’s always next time. 😉
—UNESCO. While Xicu lived in Paris, he had an internship at UNESCO working under the anti-doping and sports department. I had the opportunity to meet some of his former colleagues and supervisors. I was also able to see an amazing view of Paris and the Eiffel tower from the 15th floor of the building. At first I was a little bummed because it was a typical foggy, rainy day in Paris. But the photo turned out pretty spectacular. I think you’ll agree.
—The Justin Timberlake concert
The concert was the whole reason I booked the Paris trip, and he sure didn’t disappoint. We only had GA tickets so we weren’t extremely close, but towards the end of the concert the stage moved out towards the center and I got a pretty good look at Justin, even though my pictures didn’t turn out too great. He even said a sentence or two in french! I’m not a die hard JT fan but I did see NSYNC when I was younger so i thought it’d be fun to see him again.
I guess the things that I didn’t really care for in Paris were the people, the metro system, and the weather. The people were rude, the metro system was dirty and quite big, and it rained the majority of the time we were there. 😦 Going to Paris made me realize how much I appreciate Madrid, the friendly people, and the convenient metro system.