Day One: The Departure

by lcjonesla

 I almost greeted the LAX employees with “Bonjour” and “Merci” after stepping out of the UBER at Tom Bradley because I could not contain my excitement that we were on our way to France.

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I was definitely nervous and low key claustrophobic about boarding a double decker, but after stepping on the plane and being greeted with a high pitched “bonjour!” from the stewardess, my fears were alleviated.

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Another way Air France subdues its passengers, is by providing unlimited wine. However, no amount of wine could blur my vision into business class, as I watched champagne and hot towels being distributed.

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PEASANT FOR LYFE

It worked out in economy, as even though my seat did not recline, I found some rogue ham and cheese sandwiches near the bathroom that were the delicacy for the duchess of coach.

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With rain hitting our window and a being little delusional/jet lagged (it was 2am LA time) we arrived at our AirBNB and I was hyperventilating.

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Remember when Carrie arrives with the Russian and opens the windows of her apartment?

I had this moment, and was flailing.

AirBNB is the way to go. Do not stay in a hotel in Paris.  Unless you’re Diddy. Then totally stay in a hotel.

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Giggles needed a tiger snooze, and after two hours, we woke up to sunshine in Paris.

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We saw the sights, got a crepe, and sashayed down the Champs.

Remember that I had researched every cafe, brasserie, and restaurant.

Do not do this in Paris. Wander. And you will find.

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We discovered a restaurant down the street from our Airbnb, and ended up eating there two out of the four nights we were in Paris.

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If you’re over by the Arc Di Triomphe, head here for the best French toast of your life at any time of day.

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This is not touristy, and you’ll get the Parisian feels, and will be the only person speaking English.

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Bon Apetit,

Gigglés