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Spontaneous trip to Paris.

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Good morning everyone, or evening, depending on where you are on planet Earth and when you are reading this. For me it is a late afternoon, the time when I want to tell you about my very spontaneous trip to Paris, that took place two years ago in October. 

For the context - Paris is quite far away, about 2 hours by plane so spontaneous Paris is quite a big deal.


A very good friend of mine, also a classmate, and I were sitting in class when she got a text from her boyfriend.  The message was something like: “The school has come up with a trip that we are going to Paris for 2 days in 3 weeks.” I jokingly said, "Why don't we buy tickets, fly to Paris and meet him there for a while?". A classmate texted her boyfriend what I said as a joke - He said that he'd rather come with us. 

And so the whole idea of Paris was born. Only since a boyfriend of a classmate joined us, I would be there like a fifth wheel, so we convinced our mutual friend to join us.  


The very next day we bought our plane tickets, booked a hotel and about a month later we flew. 

P.S. two of us never flew and the other two only with a travel agency. 

Well, what could have possibly gone wrong?


Overall, nothing went wrong. We were just a bit cheated right under the Eiffel Tower, a few embarrassing things happened in the process, we were quite upset at the end, but all in all, it was a great trip!


What did I like/dislike most about Paris?

  • The pastry was just great.

Our hotel was right next to a supermarket and though we bought supermarket pastries it was just great. We had croissants or other sweets for breakfast almost every morning and during the day. 

  • Everything was so expensive.

The Czech Republic is kind of a cheap country, and we thought that since France is still in Europe it will be cheap too. Except it wasn't at all. For just food in a restaurant, we paid almost as much as for the whole dinner here, in the Czech Republic. 

  • French people didn't know coffee without caffeine. I am not angry because of that, it is just a funny story. 

My friends wanted to go to a coffee shop, which I don't usually go to because decaf coffee is just useless - I have high blood pressure, so I don't drink coffee at all. But since they wanted to go there, I had no choice but to at least have decaf. Unfortunately, I failed. It's possible it was the language barrier, or the café just didn't have decaf. 

  • There are a lot of scammers out there. 

Storytime:

We had just come out of the Eiffel Tower when we were surrounded by a group of people who pretended to be deaf. They were looking for some signatures on a piece of paper, we asked several times if they wanted money - they said no. When we signed they suddenly wanted money. I don't generally carry much money so even then I didn't have much but my friend the smallest note she had was 50€ and we really needed to go so she told them she would give them 5€ if they would change. Well of course they took the 50€ and ran away... 


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