Travel Journal: Paris Travel Day

BONJOUR!  Well, it was a long day of travel for us– in fact all travel days are pretty much a wash .  We have tried every combo known to man kind.  Leave early in the morning,  leave late at night on a red eye, middle of the afternoon, and no matter how we do it, we are always too tired when we arrive to really get anything accomplished.  So usually we just stick to the same routine, get to the hotel, clean up a bit, find some quick food and go back to the hotel, go to bed early and wake up early the next morning and hit the ground running.

It didn’t help that our flight was delayed 3.5 hours and it took another 1hour to finally board and got off the tarmac.  We flew Norwegian Air, and tried their premium economy.  Which was definitely worth the extra cash.  It’s basically the poor man’s business class.  Luckily they had a lounge at LAX, so we took advantage of that, the free food, wifi and drinks.  That eases the pain a little of the 3 hour delay along with the scotch and beer (that would be Mr. Wee Dram, not me).  I stuck with water, I had bigger plans for my flight.

Just  a little bit on Norwegian Air.  For the most part it was a very nice flight.  What we liked–Premium was roomy enough to stretch your legs out and recline back enough to sleep.  The tray tables and the movie screen were a bit awkward, it was like a magic trick trying to figure out what goes up where.

What we kind of liked–The food was just okay.  Boxed lunch type fare, not really my cup of tea and considering it was midnight, I don’t think anything they served would have been tasty.

A word on the flight attendants–first whoever thought up those uniforms should be banned from the Flight Attendant Uniform Society, because they are the ugliest things I have ever seen.  They look like circus performers from the 50’s.  Sorry Norwegian Air.  I think you could do better.

And…would it hurt anyone if they could at least pretend to be happy?  I think maybe we heard a full paragraph out of the 4 or 5 that attended us the entire 10 hours.  Anywho, over all it was a pretty nice flight.  I love the disco lighting at the end.
Got to Paris and it was pretty uneventful.  We christened our new passports —YAY!!!!

and was greeted by a very nice driver Alex recommended by Randy Foster.  He gave us lots of good tips and advice on Paris and delivered us right to our doorstep the Villa d’Estrees Hotel located in the Latin Quarter.  It is so cute and sooooooo French.  We have a lovely view of the cobblestone street below.  Ahhhh….yes those are beautiful flowers and chocolates waiting for me from my lovely husband.
Of course we were beat so we ran out and found a great little pizza place, got pizza to go, some wine and local beer
So it’s 12:19 am, time to shut the lights off.  I am not proofreading this–I’ll leave that to you.  I am sure you will let me know all my faux pas !  Good Night Everyone!
~Mike and Donna~


Mike and Donna have been slowly and blissfully exploring the world since 2017. Slow Travel has changed their lives forever. They will never go back to that fast-paced travel lifestyle again. Not only do they practice slow travel but also slow living. Leave a comment! They would love to hear from you….


  1. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 / 3:23 am

    Come on Mike flowers and chocolates! Nice touch but now I have work to do😂😂😂

  2. suzannegib
    January 27, 2017 / 4:58 am

    Love the blog keep writing. By the way those uniforms were cool in the 80’s since I’m pretty sure I wore a suit just like the one on left with white pockets and shoulder pads!!!!!!

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