Hallo meine Lieben,
I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday. I got my laptop back and I am surprised that it actually works again. I already made plans to buy a new MacBook but I guess I can save that money at the moment. Phew! What a relief! So now I can finally work on the posts about Paris and the other trips David and I took.
Today I want to start by sharing some of the lessons I learned while I was in Paris.
It is NOT a good idea to drive to Paris by car. Take a bus, a plan, a train. Whatever. Just not a car. You will regret it. Trust me.
Parisian drivers are a nightmare. They don't look left or right. They honk all the time. They don't care if they scratch your car when they try to park. They leave a roundabout from the inner lane.
Parisian drivers don't care when they crash into your car as long as nobody starts to bleed. Because "it's just metal.", "insurance will pay for it." and "you are still alive."
Nobody at the English speaking police emergency hotline speaks English.
Parisian police does not care about a car crash as long as nobody is injured.
I lose most of my French speaking skills when I have a car accident. I can speak enough French to buy the cheapest Metro tickets available.
It is not much fun to drive through Paris when you just had an accident and your GPS stopped working.
It's not that easy to find your hotel in Paris without a GPS.
It makes you feel better to yell at the guy at the emergency hotline of your rental car company when he starts to bitch around.
Paris is not the most vegan-friendly city in the world.
There are way too many people taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
You have to wait in line for at least 3 hours when you want to see the bones of 6 million people. And then you will wonder why you don't see any hands or feet, just skulls and upper arm bones.
You will feel very relieved when you come home after a Paris trip and did not have another accident.
Paris is still a beautiful and fascinating city...even when you have a car accident and are totally angry and pretend to hate the city.
Have you ever been to Paris?