My first time in Paris was certainly an experience. Paris is one of those places that everyone romanticizes and when you tell someone you're going, their response is usually something along the lines of "oh my god you're going to love it!" While I found parts of Paris to be extremely beautiful (the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, etc), I found it to be very similar to New York City in its dirtiness and confusing transportation. For reference, I've never been a fan of NYC. I found most (but not all) French people to be extremely rude toward Americans and very unwilling to help. When we were trying to get to Disneyland for example, there was an issue with the trains and it took us the longest time to figure out how to get there because no one would help. We made it in the end had a nice day although I'm not the biggest fan of Disneyland in general either (I know, more complaining, but all of the endless walking and long lines don't really do it for me). I suppose it's cool to be able to say you've been to Disneyland Paris though.
My friends and I spent four and a half days there and saw most all of the major tourist attractions. One of my favorite memories was when we were at the Louvre and it started pouring but we stayed and ate ice cream in the rain anyway, and got to see a beautiful double rainbow afterward. We went out a couple times as well, first to a club called Zig Zag where we saw Dillon Francis, which was fun but not as exciting as I expected seeing as the clubs are open until 7am. I did have quite the crazy night at this bar that had a bunch of underground rooms that looked like caves and I met a lot of nice people that redeemed the French in my eyes a bit. I paid for that night quite a bit the next day (LOL, worth it). We stayed in a cute little Airbnb as well which was nice, it had a very old feel to it with this crazy wooden spiral staircase and loft beds, but I really enjoyed it (minus the cockroach). As for the food, I didn't find it to be very vegetarian friendly. At one place, I ordered a veggie burger and it was literally a hash brown on a bun. I did get an amazing Nutella & strawberry crepe by the Eiffel Tower though. Anyway, I am glad that I went but I'm not quite sure if I plan on going back. I'd love to hear about your experiences if you've been, maybe I just need to do things differently next time!
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