After the Eiffel Tower, the second most important thing we wanted to do in our Paris day-trip was to enjoy fine French cuisine at a local place – you know, where the French go. I have never, ever been more unprepared for a trip in another country. We soon realized that there was really nothing promising around the Eiffel Tower area, so we walked North? West? South? East? we had no idea where we were going. The mood began to go down as we became more and more sore, hot, dehydrated, famished, and clueless. After a few unpleasant encounters, we … Continue reading OVER THE MOON! Fantastique.
Yesterday I went to the top of the John Hancock building. What a beautiful view! This is where my navy pier ferris wheel rip off was redeemed. Then it was off to an evening of food and beer…Enough said. The Millenium Park has probably been my favorite stop on this trip so far. THE BEAN is soooo much cooler in person than in the Google pictures I saw. Really. I also find it hilarious that everyone is taking pictures of their majestic reflections all around it. It’ s the ultimate “selfie” spot. Did I take a picture of myself? Of … Continue reading Prepare to win.
I am beginning to view SiGhTsEeInG not only as an art, but also a sport. Being that I am a girl, walking the streets alone, there are certain safety rules to follow. Being on vacation by myself makes me friendlier and more open to make conversation with strangers. At the same time, I have to be alert. When I first arrived and was not sure of where I was, I walked at a steady pace, looking sure of where I was going. I advice studying your map and getting a good idea of the area before leaving your hotel. That … Continue reading Hey Red! We meet again!