A Writer's Journey

February 28, 2018

Paris, Here I Come!

Filed under: off topic — mackenziew @ 12:00 pm
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I’m sure you remember a couple months ago, I mentioned that I had bought tickets to The Happy Ending Convention, a Once Upon a Time convention in Paris. Even though I bought the tickets, it didn’t really feel real.

Now, though, it does.


Because I’ve booked everything!

The company behind the con finally announced the hotel where it would take place as well as where we would get a discount on the rooms. Last year it was in Disneyland Paris. This year, though, it’s in the Hilton by the Charles de Gaulle airport. So I booked my room for that weekend and then decided to see how much a room would be for the rest of my time in Paris. It wasn’t too much more so I booked it until I leave on Thursday. I’m probably just going to be a problem child when I check in since I’ll have to check out and then check back in on Sunday.

Hopefully there will be somebody who can make that easy when I’m there.

I’ve also booked my flight—we got a discount on AirFrance that lasted throughout the time I wanted, so score! I am a bit nervous because I do have a redeye to Paris. While I handled my redeye to London pretty well, I still have concerns after my very first redeye (Hawaii to New York) ended with me sick as dog. I hope this is more like London and not Hawaii.

I’ve also booked the days off from work. So I’m all good on that front.

What are my next steps then?

I want to compose a list of places I want to visit in Paris before I head back home. I’ve planned a few days after the convention in order to do this. So far, here’s what I have:


Eiffel Tower (though I don’t know if I would go up. I’m terrified of heights)


Arc de Triomphe/Champs-Elysees

Musee d’Orsey

Notre Dame de Paris

Lafayette’s tomb

Moulin Rouge

I’m sure I’ll come up with more even as I remind myself I only have three days after the convention to tour Paris. I’m discounting Thursday because I’ll probably just sleep in a bit, pack, worry that I’ve left something behind so I’ll search every inch of my room and then check out before heading to the airport to wait for my flight.

If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears. Sound off below!


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