Last year I looked at Paris, and France in general with eyes of wonder, and a joy from finally realizing my dream of going there, I enjoyed it so much so that I began to think about the possibility of living there â€˜somedayâ€™. A year later I return and this time Iâ€™m looking at Paris with the eyes of someone seriously pondering a move in a few years. I was looking more critically at the city. Paris is still an amazing gorgeous city but it is also a modern city with modern problems, there is homelessness, crime, air pollution, noise pollution, traffic congestion (even with those teeny cars and scooters). All the things that come with being a major city, it hasnâ€™t changed my mind about wanting to live there, but itâ€™s good to not be looking at the city with peril sensitive sunglasses on.
This trip has definitely increased my interest in France, but it has also given me a few things to work on to get to where I can be able to live there, chief among those is getting treated for my allergies, yes, even more than becoming fluent in French which Iâ€™ll be starting classes for in the fall.
Iâ€™ll be posting more pictures and thoughts about the trip over the coming week or so, thereâ€™s a lot to digest and the latter part of my trip got incredibly busy which is why I stopped writing daily, come the end of the day I could barely stay awake long enough to download the photos and recharge the cameraâ€™s battery.
It was a fun trip and Iâ€™m already planning my next one…