Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Weekend Getaway...

The TGV began running between Basel and Paris last year, so we can now be in our favorite European city in as little as 3:15 minutes. And because we can...we did...this past weekend.
We walked out of our apartment at 9:50 a.m., took the 10:01 tram to the Basel train station where we bought some sandwiches and drinks for the trip, left Basel at just after 11:00, and were waiting underground for the Metro to take us from Gare de l'Est to the George V stop at 2:50 p.m. We were in our hotel room a little after 3:15 p.m. That's not bad - 5.5 hours door-to-door!

After getting settled in, we shopped a bit, walked around a bit, and then stopped for a little outdoor libation at one of our favorite little "watering holes" (Chez Francis) which is not too far from the hotel. It was a bit cloudy outside, but still not a bad view...

..wouldn't you say?

1 comment:

Expat Traveler said...

I think I need to go back on permanent vacation...