I have shared all the great parts of my travels with you and now I think it's only fair to provide you with the wisdom of my European travel experience (aka some of my 'lessons learned').
Disclaimer - this was my first trip to Europe so if you have already been, some of these tips may not be new to you.
Tips for London & Paris1. No matter how
Photo credit: James Crowley
4. If you are from the U.S., you're kidding yourself if you think you might be able to pass yourself off as a Parisian. DH's observation on the subway - "French girls are plain." They don't dye or style their hair, they wear invisible makeup and they don the color black from head to toe. As a Texas girl, I stuck out like a sore thumb! American girls go for glam. Parisian style is very I-don't-care-chic.
6. Everything is expensive, just plan for it (save your money) and don't stress about how much a beer costs - 8 Euro.