These were taken right after we landed, rode the train into Paris, and came out of Gare Nord. We studied that map for a long time and walked around tell we could find a street sign to even tell what direction we needed to head towards to get to our hotel. Just looking at these pictures brings back that lost feeling along with feelings of excitement, exhaustion, being overwhelmed, and...a little disappointed. Gare Nord is not in the prettiest part of town. I was secretly wondering if we had made a mistake in coming to Paris. Buuuut, after some rest, food, and meeting up with Catherine and Craig, and encountering friendly people, we enjoyed Paris. You know what they say about first impressions...actually I don't really know what they say.