Next Stop Paris

Next Stop Paris

At this very moment I will be rolling down the runway and onto my new life abroad. Left at the airport will be my parents with my poor mum crying her eyes out. I’ll also be leaving behind my prejudices, attitude and most of all my old life.

Come Sunday at about 7am Paris time I’ll be a wide eyed aussie looking to meet new people and explore. Joyed by the fact I’ve conquered my fear and boarded that plane to a country where I don’t know a soul and haven’t a clue just what I’ll see or visit first.

Given this new life that lay before me, I will need a few days to adjust and get into the swing of things. This may mean you won’t see a new blog post from me for a few days. While it will kill me to break the cycle I hope to keep in touch via twitter and myfacebook fan page, so make sure your following me there.

As soon as I’ve settled and found a beer to calm my ever growing excitement, I will be back and hoping to wow you with my European adventures. Stay tuned my friends, I can see some awesome stories coming your way very soon. After all I land in Paris on Anzac Day, what aussie doesn’t celebrate our soldiers.

For now stay safe and pray that ash cloud doesn’t bring my plane crashing back to the ground in a hurry.

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31 Responses to Next Stop Paris

  1. KEITH April 24, 2010 at 10:12 AM #

    You’ll have a great time! Good luck with your travels and I’ll be following along.
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..State of the Savage: April =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM #

      Thanks Keith. I’m sure its going to be one hell of a story whether its good or bad 🙂

  2. GRAY April 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM #

    How exciting! I can’t wait to hear about your trip via Twitter et al. I’m sure it will be amazing. I’m hoping to head to Paris in the fall myself, so I want details!
    .-= Gray´s last blog ..Burlington Street Art =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM #

      Hey Gray. You want details from me, you’ve never been and I still feel like I should be asking you for tips. Will do my best to keep you informed.

  3. JOHNNY VAGABOND April 24, 2010 at 11:21 AM #

    So excited for ya, mate! Have fun and tear that town up 🙂
    .-= Johnny Vagabond´s last blog ..Free Desktop Wallpaper from Angkor Wat =-.

  4. JOEL April 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM #

    Very cool – wish I wasn’t 2 months away. Would love to join you and have a few beers! We’d be dangerous. Or arrested.
    .-= Joel´s last blog ..Where You At? April Updates… =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:50 PM #

      Tell me about it Joel. Guess I’ll just have to play up for the both of us I guess.

  5. ADVENTUROUS KATE April 24, 2010 at 1:22 PM #

    HAVE A BLAST! Good luck! Eat lots of cheese!
    .-= Adventurous Kate´s last blog ..Travelers’ Night In — The Best of City Travel! =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:54 PM #

      Will do Kate. I’ll do my best on the cheese, pretty sure on my budget I’ll defiantly be eating a lot of it.

  6. SEAN April 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM #

    Congratulations on your beginning!

    Welcome to Europe and hopefully we’ll get a chance to say hi in London before we head off.

    .-= sean´s last blog ..Revised! New video blog post! =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM #

      Hey Sean. I hope I can get there before you depart. Could use some local boys knowledge before I’m all on my own.

  7. ALOUISE April 24, 2010 at 11:31 AM #

    Very awesome. Can’t wait to hear more about your upcoming adventures.
    .-= Alouise´s last blog ..List #4 – What I Love About Spring =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM #

      Hi Alouise. I’ll do my best to keep everything updated. This whole blogging from the road stuff seems daunting so hope I can keep to my regular posting schedule.

  8. SASHA April 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM #

    Hope you have a fantastic flight!!! And celebrate Anzac Day like your in Aus!!! Didn’t happen to take two-up with ya? Can’t wait to start reading about all your adventures!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    .-= Sasha´s last blog ..Why so green?… =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:52 PM #

      Hey Sasha. I’ll do my best to remember the Anzac Spirit. Mind you if I don’t score some sleep on this overnight flight to Paris, I think I’ll be passed out exhausted come lunchtime.

  9. CAILIN April 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

    You are going to have such a great time in Paris and on your trip altogether! 🙂
    Good bye old life!! I’m so jealous, but hope to maybe see you some where over there in July!!
    Travel safe!
    .-= Cailin´s last blog ..Travel Blog Sites – The Web’s Best =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:53 PM #

      Hey thanks heaps Cailin. I hope you can get over to catch up with me, if not guess I’m coming to Canada huh.

  10. DARCY April 24, 2010 at 1:59 PM #

    Good Luck! It all sounds very exciting – I’m very jealous.
    .-= Darcy´s last blog ..Buying A Printer =-.

  11. SPUNKYGIRL April 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM #

    Have a great trip Chris! I loved Paris!!
    .-= SpunkyGirl´s last blog ..Earth Day| It’s not easy being green… =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 24, 2010 at 11:55 PM #

      Will do Pam. I’ll be re-reading your guest post on Paris again for tips.

  12. AYNGELINA April 25, 2010 at 1:02 AM #

    Have a wonderful time, so excited to see you begin!
    .-= ayngelina´s last blog ..Sugar and spice and everything nice =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 26, 2010 at 2:07 AM #

      Thanks Ayngelina. Been a long time coming, glad its started.

  13. CRYSTAL April 25, 2010 at 9:55 AM #

    Bon voyage! I’ll also be following along on Twitter. 🙂

    I recently spent a week in Paris with a friend. Make sure to check out le Marais, a fun little neighborhood with cobblestone pedestrian streets.

    Also, if you’re on a budget, some of the cheapest meals to be had are in the funky Latin Quarter (Metro: St-Michel). You can get a three course meal for 10 euro there. Great outdoor dining and people-watching – Parisians are outside all the time in the spring! Best time to go for sure.

    Sitting in the park behind the Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the most memorable afternoons we spent in Paris. Way better than sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower.

    If you want to do museums, check out the Paris Museum Pass ( It’s an excellent deal if you’re visiting multiple museums AND you can bypass the main lines.
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Graduating GW and travel plans! =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 26, 2010 at 2:11 AM #

      Hey Crystal. Thanks for the info. I’m in Montmartre at the moment exploring away.

      Thanks for the info will look into that museum pass as I had planned to visit a couple of them.

      I can’t believe all the little parks that are spread around. I relaxed in one today for 30min or more and it was great. So busy people everywhere enjoying the sun.

  14. CHRISTINE April 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM #

    Bon voyage! You’re sure to have a great time–let me know if you make it down South!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..And this, my dear, is what they call an adventure =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 26, 2010 at 2:21 AM #

      Hey Christine. You will be the first to know if I make it down south. For now I’ll soak up Paris for a few days. So much to see and do.

  15. ANDI April 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM #

    I so toasted my champagne glass to you last night mate! I couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!! Just bought my tix to Europe. Fingers crossed we can make our paths cross. ENJOY.EVERY.SINGLE.FREAKING.MOMENT!
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..imgp2629 =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 26, 2010 at 2:20 AM #

      Yay your coming to Europe. We will have to make our paths cross I think.

      Right now I’m enjoying laying on my bed and the possibility of lots of sleep.


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