Our last day in Paris we dedicated to the Louvre – the largest museum in the world. It took us 4 hours to walk through all floors and rooms without reading all the details.
While Europe was busy with creating all that stuff shown above, Hawaii decided to create some dudes! Eventually, this guy on the left is now my favorite exhibit 🙂 Was totally worth taking hidden stairs to see the American collection!
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Long time no travel! The starting point of our trip to Europe was Paris since we found relatively cheap direct flight operated by XL airlines. There are also budget Norwegian airlines and Polish LOT (round trip can go as low as 500$).
We landed around 4pm and took a train to Gare du Nord (10 euro for the ticket) from where we walked to our hotel. During our first evening, we only went out to get some food and explored nearby areas.
The next day we walked a lot! Since my previous visits, I remembered that wherever you go Opera will be the first sight you’ll find. But it looks more epic with the clouds behind it.
From Place de la Concorde we turned to the Tuileries Garden and this area is very nice and relaxing. We decided to sit for a moment before entering busy touristic areas.
This time we walked in the Louvre area but decided not to go inside.
The same day we also went all the way to the Eiffel Tower as well as to Sacre-Cour to see the city from above.
The next day we decided to spend a lot of time just chilling by the Seine river.
Quick stop by the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris:
Second half of the day we spent strolling cozy streets of the Latin Quarter:
Listening to some music in Luxembourg Gardens:
Giving honors to notable French citizens by the Pantheon:
We took a 9pm train to Brussels.
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Flight: Los Angeles, LAX –> Paris, CDG –> Los Angeles, LAX
Duration: 16 days
Mileage: 2000 by trains
Starting point: Paris, France
Countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
Budget for 2 people: $5640 (1900 flight, $1370 hotels, $970 transport, $1300 food, $100 other)
- Day 0: flight from Los Angeles to Paris
- Days 1-2: explore Paris, train to Brussels
- Day 3: explore Brussels
- Day 4: daily trip to Brugge
- Days 5-6: morning train to Amsterdam, explore Amsterdam