Since my first trip to Paris in 2004, I have wanted to move to Paris permanently. I even named this blog after that dream. On that first trip, mid way through the week, I knew I didn’t want to leave the City of Light and return to Tinytown. Finding a way to get there, legally, occupied my time. Finally, I realized that retirement would have to occur before relocation could. So I waited and dreamed.
But I have decided to compare where I am to where I want to be to see if Paris really is better.
Speak French Speak English
Expensive cost of living Cheap cost of living
Rent a tiny apartment Rent a 2 bedroom house
Variety of restaurants 4 restaurants
Many museums One museum (not yet open)
1000+ years of history 100+ years of history
What “customer service” Good customer service
No one knows me Who doesn’t know me
Many movie theatres No movie theatres
The Metro and buses and trains My Jeep Patriot
Paperwork for everything What paperwork?
Boulangerie The Shell gas station
Patisserie The Shell gas station
The Eiffel Tower The water tower
The Seine Full ditches after a rare rain
I think I’ll stay in Tinytown. Makes sense, no?