In late July I had the chance to travel across the Atlantic for the first time. Most of the time was spent in Paris, but there were some side trips to London, UK, and Bruxelles, Belgium, and Versailles, France.
Hands down Paris was my favorite place. I had a feeling it would be the moment I stepped off the train.
London was the first stop on the trip. McTastic and I flew into Heathrow and spent the night in a small bed and breakfast near Paddington Station. Roaming about London we found the Portabela Street Market, Ministry of Sound, and several great pubs! I felt really good walking around the city and wanted to spend more time exploring the city. Little did I know what I would find at the other end of the EuroStar.
Paris. I did not want to leave. With the exception of a day trip to Bruxelles we explored the city as best we could and ended up only seeing a small portion of what the city had to offer. My now outstanding goal is to return to Paris for an extended stay.
Bruxelles was a great day trip. We met up with Moe and Phyllis who were winding up their year in Europe. It was the most green city I have ever seen. The escalators even paused when no one was riding them.
In addition to Paris I decided that riding trains is the best best BEST way to get around. Nearly as fast as flying and much less hassle.
OK back to work. Paris is calling