Sunday, March 29, 2015

An American in Paris part 5

I'm going to Paris on Tuesday. Everything's set. We have the visas and a place to stay. Instead of a hotel out in the middle of nowhere, we'll be staying at an apartment on the Île Saint-Louis right in the middle of the city. According to the maps, this apartment is close to a lot of the big sites, including the Louvre, the Latin Quarter and Luxembourg Garden. And it's right next to Notre Dame and the Bastille. I have no idea what the apartment's like, but it seems to be a great location.

That's a pretty good deal as far as I'm concerned, but there's some icing on this cake. Instead of getting packed into the plane like cattle, we'll be flying business class. This is essentially a business trip, so that makes sense.

Since moving to Hong Kong, I've flown to a few places. One of the benefits of living in a place like Hong Kong is the easy accessibility to East Asia. I've been lucky enough to fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Tokyo, Bali and probably somewhere else. Each of those flights was much shorter from Hong Kong than it would have been from home. And every one of them was in economy class.

If you're flying from Hong Kong to Fuzhou, it really doesn't matter. But Hong Kong to Paris is a pretty long day. Flying to Rome was not my favorite experience in the world. Rome is great, but that's a long trip in last class. Business class, I assume, makes all the difference in the world. It's an overnight flight, so it might be nice to actually get some sleep on the plane and not arrive as tired as Donald O'Connor after making us laugh.

When I come back, I'm sure I'll have something to say about it.

À la prochaine les blogueurs.

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