GUEST POST - THE TRUTH ABOUT PARIS

Hey Traveling Triplet readers! 
Je m'appelle Sarah and I am from the blog, Truly Sarah.

I just got back from a splendid trip to Paris that I want to tell you all about. First off, I have heard a lot of people say that Paris was not as great as they imagined… So, instead of freshly swept streets, there may be trash everywhere—instead of the melodious sound of birds chirping happily; angry drivers yelling out their windows and honking their horns incessantly, “They heard you.” I guess that is all just part of the charm. I loved Paris, and frankly, watching people drive there was one of my favorite parts. 

Ok, so that said, the number one thing you have to see in Paris is, obviously, the Eiffel Tower. If you went to Paris without seeing it, it would be like blowing out the candles and not eating the cake. Who does that?

So, without further ado, I present the Eiffel Tower.


If you are wondering, those really were our expressions when we first saw it. 
It is, that amazing. If you want to go up into the tower you have to make reservations $$. Personally, I was content eating a delicious ice cream cone underneath it. And when I say delicious, I mean delicious, “Savor it!”

Next stop, the Louvre (pronounced: “Lew-ooor-vve” if anyone asks).


Talk about beautiful. You really need to put a time cap on this place or you might be a week or two older when you leave. If you go to all the museums on the 1st Sunday of the month they are free. So, the line might be a LITTLE longer, but we found another entrance and got in a matter of minutes—where there is a will, there is a way.
Another thing you can do is go on one of the riverboats.


It cost about $60 for the four of us, but personally I thought it was a little over priced/crowded/long. Maybe if I been with the Love of my life, like my sister was in the pic. below, it would have been more enjoyable. I was not however, so I fell asleep (and dreamt of all the other things I could have spent my money on instead—like ten more crepes for example).
 
Next up, the Musée d'Orsay.



This museum was incredible. I have been reading art history books since I was a kid, and I am a huge fan of the Impressionists. We got there just after they started turning people away, but two very large, and very nice guards, lifted up the chain for me to go under while whispering, "I didn't see anything". I was so happy, I felt like crying and giving them huge bear hugs. I refrained. 

The Sacré Cœur (top) has the most exquisite view of Paris, but beware of the peddlers. One second you will be walking along enjoying the scenery and next thing you know there is a bracelet attached to your wrist and a large man demanding payment for it. Not cool. They are inconsiderate and pushy; one even snatched a kiss from me while pretending to be deaf. My best advice is to not make eye contact—it really works. And last but not least, you may want to stop by the Arc de Triomphe (bottom, left) it is beautiful and doesn’t take long. 


Here is a little more info if you are interested…

Stay: Hostels are the cheapest. I would recommend spending a little extra to get a private room—that way you can insure that you will not be sleeping in the next bed over from the pushy-peddler. 

Transportation: The Metro is the way to go; it is by far the cheapest option. We stayed at a hostel just outside of the down town area and rode the Metro everywhere.

Restaurants: Food can be a bit pricey, but there are usually a few cheaper items on the menus if you look. We generally packed lunches and only ate out once a day. Oh, and never assume; I would recommend always knowing the price before ordering. We saw some little kids eating some delicious looking raspberries and cream and decided to order two of the teeny-tiny cups for our table—couldn’t be that expensive. They ended up costing $30! Delicious? Yes. Worth it? No. At that price they should have been trimmed with gold. No wonder, the waiter gasped when he saw how fast we inhaled them.

To see more pictures/hear more stories about Paris go here!
Good luck on your adventures, wherever they may be!

Truly,
Sarah
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12 comments on GUEST POST - THE TRUTH ABOUT PARIS

  1. Your trip to Paris looks like it was wonderful!! I love your pictures :)
    I've been to Paris a few times, I used to live in Germany. But my little sister Lissie has still never been to Paris and she still lives at home in Germany!! I know it's her dream to go some day! She'll be jealous when she sees this :)
    thanks for sharing! :)

    love, Lulu

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  2. lovely sarah! you are gorgeous and so funny, thanks for writing on our blog! we wish to go to paris someday :)

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  3. Hey !!
    I am a Frenchie, actually living in Paris, that is a good summary of this city ! I will just change the tip : travelling in metro, I will recommend more the bus, so as you can see the most of this city, it's the same price, and it doesn't stink like the parisian metro ;) enjoy your travel !!

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  4. ah beautiful! these girls are all gorgeous. i cant wait to visit paris :) and will def take her advice and tips. thank you sarah!!

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  5. Oh good advice! If I go again (which I hope I will) I will be sure to take the buses instead!

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  6. Oh, she should do it! I am living in Germany right now, and from where we are it was only a little over a 4 hour drive!

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  7. Thank YOU!! Oh, and by the way, I love the new blog look!

    You three are all so cute; I hope to meet you all someday!

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  8. i've been a few fun places including chile, fiji, israel, and grand cayman if you're ever in need of a guest post!

    http://brookefield.blogspot.com/

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  9. i would LOVE to do a post for you on canada's capital, OTTAWA! i lived there for 2 years and could give an awesome yet biased guide around the city...everyone's gotta go there at least once in their lives!

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  10. That picture of you guys seeing the Eiffel tower is just gold! Terrific!

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  11. Traveling TripletsFebruary 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    hey girl! we went to canada when we were little but don't remember much. please shoot us an email at travelingtriplets3@gmail.com :)

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  12. Traveling TripletsFebruary 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    sounds great brooke. we would love to hear more! please shoot us an email at travelingtriplets3@gmail.com for more info.

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