This might be a shocker but we’ve never been to Paris like many others have. So this was our first time in Paris!
I’m a very honest person so I have to be honest…
Paris didn’t catch my breath. I’m sorry!
We didn’t get a great first impression, first of all. We flew to Carles de Gaulle Airport so we had to drive through the north side of Paris all the way to a place between Louvre and Opera where we had booked an apartment through Airbnb.
We were wowed by the Stade de France but not far from there the reality hit us. There were so many immigrants living in tents under bridges and Roma families begging for money etc.
I’m a very generous person and I cry my heart out when I see what those immigrants go through just to have a second chance in life. It’s no secret that I’m not that fond of France and their racist policies. Now there is an election going on and this definitely shows a land in crisis. As the taxi driver said, this situation is something that Le Pen uses for her campaign and if she wins there will be a change – but not for the good of immigration.
Later on we drove by a train station – I’m not sure which one but it was crowded in that area!
Here we saw police (or what ever law enforcement) working undercover and taking down (literary!) a person in the streets while everyone was watching. While we sat in the taxi in a long queue we saw how they put him in handcuffs and took him away. This looked like Istedgade in Copenhagen – where drugs, prostitution etc flourished even in daylight.
It was 20° and too hot in the car. I couldn’t wait to get out! We took the clothes of A so she didn’t get sick in the car.
< lt; inally we made it to the 2nd arr. where the apartment was located. Wow! (Yes, I waited for a wow). This part was so pretty and quit and just hygge(lig) as Danes would have said. I loved this part of the city!
We settled and went out for dinner. The next two days we would blend in with the other tourists of Paris! 🙂
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