After wrapping up my long career with my old company, (more on that later), what better way to take some time off in between jobs!
After over 9 years in one company, I decided to take a break. 1 day and a weekend to be exact. Sad isn't it. Bad planning I call it!
Anyway, it was nice to get away and the destination was Paris. Why?
First, its easy to get to. None of this 2 hour before departure stuff and long queues at security. You can turn up 30 min of departure, check in, go through security and sit on the train. Its perfect.
Second, I didnt' want to hit a city that required much sightseeing. Luckily I've been before, so I wanted to get away from London and just relax.
Third, I'm learning French, so why not apply what I've learned!
It was a good and memorable trip. We spent the weekend mostly cafe hopping. I did get to experience a lot of Paris that I haven't seen. The St Germain De Pres and Le Marais neighborhoods were my favourites. I also fell in love with the Place des Vosges. We also hit destinations that I always wanted to check out such as walking on Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, wandering around Montmartre, and visiting Musée d'Orsay.
There's just something about being able to hit a city, take in its culture, and relaxing. It was only a 3 day visit, but well worth it.