After that, Dylan and I were basically on our own, and we killed it. After the torrid pace set by Hannah and Taylor, we dialed it back a notch, and had a relaxing few days while also seeing a lot of cool Paris things. We also knew our limits; we only went to things within walking distance unless we were with Emma. Fortunately, Emma found us to be tolerable company, so she hung out with us a lot.
We all went to Sacre Coeur together, which is a gorgeous church up on this big hill overlooking the city. Then, Dylan and I ate a picnic dinner at the park by the Louvre, which is about as romantic as two heterosexual bros in Paris can get. It was lovely.
The next day, we stumbled onto the Pompidou, a modern art museum that ended up being really cool, especially the Jeff Koons exhibit they currently have going on. We got some back-to-back museum action later that night when we went to Louvre, which pretty much drained us of all museum-going energy for the week. However, we still found the energy to go out that night, and although the Irish bar we went to for St. Patrick’s Day was pretty lame, the other two bars we hit were very cool, very chill.
After a busy Wednesday, Thursday was pretty relaxed. Emma took us to the Eiffel Tower at night though, which was really cool. Friday was also relaxed, and then we took off early Saturday morning.
After spending just a couple days on other trips, it was great to have a whole week in Paris and get to know the city a bit. While it was very interesting to see all the various sights, it was also just nice to hang out, get coffee, and talk with friends. We also had an awesome apartment that was literally a block from the Louvre, so there was plenty to do right there.
It was also interesting to be in a place where I didn’t speak the language. I really was not prepared for how little French I knew. Like, I was aware that I didn’t speak French, but I was not totally aware that I would feel like a complete idiot every time I interacted with a French person. But it was kind of fun to really feel like I was ina foreign place. And I got to be there with some of my best friends, which was tremendous.
This week has been lovely so far, but I’ll talk more about it next time. That’s how you keep your readers coming back for more, take notes kids. Ttyl.