day seven: centre pompidou, le palais royal, tour monparnasse Following the recommendation from the nice Chinese Parisian couple I’d met the previous night, I headed over to the Centre Pompidou and stood in line as soon as they opened. It took about 30 minutes to get through a modestly sized line because the museum wanted […]
day five: versailles This was a weird day, not gonna lie. On my way to Versailles on the train I got stopped by a fare inspector not 3 minutes before arriving at the Versailles station and got a 35€ fine for not having the right ticket. Apparently the metro tickets are only good within Paris, […]
day three: sacre couer, montmarte, tour eiffel, arc de triomphe, fancy cake I woke up feeling pretty well rested, and got breakfast with Claudia around 9am. She decided to go to Paris Disneyland, and I considered it for a minute, but ultimately decided that that particular use of time and money wouldn’t bring me joy. […]
A few months ago I found a cheap flight to Paris out of SJC, and after about a week of weighing the pros/cons and drafting multiple spreadsheets, I bought the tickets and booked a hostel.