A Quick Stop in Paris

The Eiffel Tower in Winter Time

So, why do our Italy adventures begin in Paris? We have a few reasons. First, it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. But, more important, we like flying to Europe on Icelandair because of their great rates and comfortable planes–even in the economy class. Although they now have a route to Milan, we couldn’t get a flight that fit our itinerary, so we decided to start and end our trip with Paris. We’ll be here for six days and then we hop EasyJet to Milan.
The flight from Seattle to Reykjavik is a little more than seven hours. Even in Economy class, you get nice leg room and good service. I would compare it to Jet Blue but with a retro look. The flight attendants dress up and wear these hats that look like they were designed in 1957.
The flight wasn’t that full, and most of the passengers on our first leg were from Iceland. We’re not sure why they were all visiting the Pacific Northwest. Maybe they had family in Seattle. But on our second leg to Paris (only three hours), there were quite a few Parisians. We found out that Iceland is a popular weekend destination for young people—even in the winter time. They have a wide variety of spas and the nightlife is hopping. There’s also plenty of amazing natural beauty that would be fun to explore in the summer. Next time we travel this far, we plan to spend a few days exploring Iceland.
Our travel to Paris was so easy. We went through customs in Reykjavik, which was orderly and quick. We then walked a short distance to wait about 30 minutes for our connecting flight. We didn’t even have much time to shop in their attractive stores selling Nordic sweaters and other cool stuff.
Needless to say, we would highly recommend Icelandair for travel to Europe.

About msraaka

I am an artist, writer and desktop publishing consultant living in the Pacific Northwest. After our first visit to Italy, my husband Bob and I have found ways to spend more and more time there and other countries in Europe. We love to travel, but especially to stay in one area and get a better sense of place. I love learning languages, so I continue to study Italian, French and Spanish so I can communicate a bit more with the locals. Even learning the basic greetings can make a big difference.
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1 Response to A Quick Stop in Paris

  1. Peggy Scaief says:

    Martie I am so enjoying your blog, makes it all really come to life, wonderful descriptions and writing. Your photos are really good. So glad you are all having such a great time. I look forward to more entries.


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