Getting Ready For Paris+

I am heading out next week to Paris and London and Geneva. This trip is an outlier for me as I will be traveling with a couple who are very dear to me, whereas I’m usually traveling alone. Here’s the outline for this trip:

  • Atlanta, GA  (ATL) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Air France
  • Flight Time: 8h 15min
  • Days in Paris: 3-4 if you add them all up
  • Days in London: 1
  • Days in Geneva: 1
  • Book for Flights: (Good question. It should be a book on French. I haven’t taken it since high school and was terrible at it then).
  • Music for Flights:  Lots of Ann Peebles and Al Green
  • My Mother’s Biggest Fear: I’ll get caught up in a terrorist attack
  • My Biggest Fear: Not eating enough cheese
  • Plans for Paris: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Notre Dame, Catacombs, eating my first macaroon, Xmas shopping, enjoying Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2017 and NOT being hungover for the train ride to London the day after.
  • Plans for London: Old Spitalfields Market Record Fair, then whatever my travel companions want to do. Full English breakfast before a long day of return travel.
  • Plans for Geneva: Figure out how to get to Tolochenaz so one of my travel companions can see Audrey Hepburn’s grave. Finding a discount cuckoo clock?
  • Plans for whole trip: Figure out how to make sure my friends are still talking to me by the end of the trip and want to travel more with me.

Too Ambitious?

I want to go on a very long trip one day so that when I fill out the US customs form upon returning I can honestly answer the part that asks “Countries visited on this trip prior to U.S. arrival” with “all of them”.

It would be totally worth the long interrogation.