So…I love Paris. No surprise there.
However, I must say that there are a few things about the city that I just don’t get.
1. Lack of public restrooms.
This was occasionally so challenging that it finally became funny. Josh downloaded the “toilet finder” app, and that helped a little, but the app wasn’t always accurate. I started to wonder if there were secret bathrooms that only Parisians know about? Something to research for our next trip…
Wow, I forgot about Sundays in France. Everything is closed.
As a tourist, this is a toughie. You really need to plan ahead here. Stock up on foodstuffs the day before, and carefully consider your activity choices. Confirm and reconfirm.
3. Les Vacances.
Sigh. Did you know that everyone in France goes on vacation during the month of August?
We were thwarted by these little signs in windows so many times that I lost count.
Not that I could blame them – I was trying to do the same exact thing.
4. Dead birds.
Seriously – what is up with all of the dead birds in Paris? They are everywhere. I’ll spare you the photos, but believe me when I tell you that something weird seems to be going on here.
Have you been to Paris recently? Or are you going soon? Do you have anything to add to this list?