Even before arriving in Paris, our prior travels had taken us to some Paris-like monuments. We saw the quasi-Eiffel Tower in Dalat, Vietnam:
And we saw the quasi- Arc de Triomphe in Vientiane, Laos:
But neither were quite as awe-inspiring as finally seeing the real thing:
Paris was the final destination on our round-the-world travels, and—despite initially feeling a bit burned out —it’s hard not to feel energized by the sights of Paris. Incredible buildings and sites are seemingly around every corner, and we had a great time wandering through the city’s various neighborhoods (in addition to visiting the requisite landmarks and museums, and eating the fantastic cuisine).
We also were pleasantly surprised to discover that the French Open was going on during our stay in Paris. Roland Garros is only a short subway ride from the city center, although we had to wait in line for two hours in order to snag an evening grounds pass. This was Amy’s first in-person experience with professional tennis, and we both had a blast wandering from court to court to watch a few games or a set from various singles and doubles matches---usually sitting less than fifteen feet from the court.
You can check out all of our Paris pictures by clicking here. Hard to believe, but Paris is the LAST STOP on our four-and-a-half month, round-the-world trip. The adventure has come to an end... We have definitely had an incredible time these past several months, but we are both quite excited to be back in Seattle again. We will try to post a few wrap-up blogs soon…