Postcards From Abroad…Arrival in Paris💋


       “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

-Ibn Battuta






So today Joe and I are brimming with excitement because we are going to France…specifically Paris…which is the major part of our trip.



We arrived at the station early… so I had time to do a little shopping…and while I was paying for a purchase in a Cath Kidston shop the sales girl told me I had an amazing accent. I told her that I thought she had the amazing accent. 😉 When it was time we got in line for the Chunnel and noticed we needed to go through customs again. We got through with minimal baggage in tow…hopped in car 11…and found our seats. Even though we had been on the Chunnel before during a summer vacation in 2005 we were so excited with anticipation of returning to Paris and to be riding it again. The 2 1/2 hour trip was pleasant…While Joe rested a bit I visited the diner for a latte. Before we knew it we had arrived at the hustling bustling Garden du Nord station in Paris…



by now Joe and I were both hungry so we stopped and had a bite at the cafe…



located in the Station.



After lunch we chose not to take the underground…



opting instead to take a cab to the Eiffel Turenne Hotel read more   

The driver turned out to be delightful…



and our drive felt more like a tour as the driver pointed out many wonderful sights…



Plaza Concordia…



La Madeleine Church…





all the different plazas…



the River Seine…



the different bridges…



giving us…







the flavor of the city.





He told us he lived 10 kilometers out of Paris and that one day he would like to come to the states and ride a motorcycle all the way down the West coast.😉 Having had such a wonderful experience with a friendly taxi driver who spoke English well…was a delightful way to spend our first morning in Paris.


When we arrived at our hotel we were so happy to see how close we were to the Eiffel Tower.

up next…

The Eiffel Tower


The flavor of Paris💋











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6 Responses to Postcards From Abroad…Arrival in Paris💋

  1. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful city with us… :0)

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Jenny,
      Nice to see you here. Hope all is well. I’m so glad you are enjoying this getaway of ours. It has been so special.

  2. Joe says:

    Wow, the trip is very exciting and the photos of Paris are marvelous!
    Looking forward to seeing more!

  3. Donna Kelly says:

    Still loving , TRAVELING with you and Joe!!!!! I am laughing , that your driver wanted to ride the West Coast on a motorcycle!!!! I was hanging on for my dear life in an SUV!!!!!!! Onto the next read…..yay!

    • Marcia says:

      Bahaha! I know Donna… West coast on a motorcycle!!! I couldn’t have even the rode trip you made. Glad you are enjoying our trip…I think you will really enjoy the next installment.

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