“ I love Paris in the spring time. I love Paris in the fall…..” These words are dancing in my head as I put together this last post for the end of our winter getaway. We began our odyssey in Thailand, spending over two months there, mostly in Chiang Mai, where I shopped for my small import business and had some dental work done. From there, we flew over to Cambodia to explore this small but fascinating country for a month, followed by another couple of weeks back to Chiang Mai dealing with some unfinished dental work. We began to wend our way westward and home taking a one month hiatus to visit Portugal for the first time. There we managed to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law in Lisbon for a few days. Since we had a connecting flight from Paris to Montreal, we seized the chance to spend three days in this beautiful ‘city of light’ knowing we might never have such an opportunity again.
We managed to cram in many of Paris’ highlights in our three days and would have liked more time but were just as glad we didn’t for this is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, especially for travellers on a budget like us. Instead of taking in all the museums and historical sites that charge huge entrance fees, we spent much of our time just walking around and enjoying the parks. I also devoted much of my time trying to capture the beauty and spirit of this city with my camera. The result is a short story of what we saw and experienced in those three days. I hope you enjoy them as I take you through the picture gallery I have attached to this post. To view each photo up close, simply click on the first picture and take the journey from there. Please feel free to make any comments or ask any questions you might have after viewing them.