- Europe Day 8 – Paris, traveling to Chateau de Versailles
- Europe Day 1 – Atlanta to Barcelona
- Europe Day 8 – Paris, Pharmacy at 00:30….
- Europe Day 2 – Barcelona – Exploring Yesterday and Sleeping In
- Europe Day 3 – Cathedrals, Mexican food, napping
- Europe Day 9 – Paris, Labor Pains, Mimosas, Eiffel Tower lines, roaches, final Parisian Dinner
- Europe Day 10 – Paris, Early Morning Stroll, LaDuree, Starbucks, WiFi, Apple
- Europe Day 4 – Bus City Tour, Gauti, Gelato, Sangria, Elves, and World Cup
- Europe Day 5 – Barcelona – Olympic Park, Sky Lift to Castle
- Europe Day 10 – Departing InterContinental Paris, Bad Metro Passes, Air France Lounge
- Europe Day 5 – Barcelona, Mediterranean Sea and bellinos
- Europe Day 6 – Paris Arrival, Arc de Triomphe, Cheap Dinner, Crepes…
- Europe Day 7 – Paris, Bastille Day, Rain and The Louvre
- Europe Day 7 – Paris, Bastille Day Fireworks and Festivities at Eiffel Tower
Farewell Paris, this morning was the last morning in Paris, it was also the only day that I woke up before 10am. When traveling, days of flight, I tend to wake up around 06:00 regardless of when I began my slumber the night prior. With a departure planned for the hotel at noon, and a plane ride included in the day (Air Francei, A321), the day is unstoppable. Packed and ready to explore, we departed at 08:30, 30 minutes before our alarm was scheduled.
With the mission given by Papa to find a Cream Puff, we found a patisserie called LaDuree, located 10 minutes from the InterContinental Paris – Opera. The patisserie and restaurant offered one of the best varieties of sweets to savor. We departed with 2 chocolate eclairs, 1 cream puff, a raspberry shortcake, and two other baked goods. While the prices were higher then a street vendor, the quality and effort in the products was incredible.
The return back to the hotel involved a stop for Postcards (10 for 2,50), Starbucks Coffee, and a pursuit for Wifi. Wifi in France is pronounced Wee-Fi, and all of the Starbucks connection that provides the password for the rate of 2 for 30 minutes were not functioning. After visiting two Starbucks, the final location offered a beautiful area to savor food, coffee, with outdoor seating and a very classic Parisian feel inside. Starbucks in the US seem so small, yet in Europe, they have been more spacious and inviting. Waking up early revealed so many businesses that appeared closed throughout our visit, the late starts gave the perception that many were closed permanently.
Quick stop by the Apple Store in the pursuit of the iPad camera kit, no luck, and purchased a few souvenirs. Apple Store was busier then that of those in the US, and offered up free Wifi for the few minutes we ventured in. Off to CDG now for 15:25 departure to Rome.