Getting all of the apartment ducks in a row
After hours of searching and combing through apartment websites, we have secured and/or placed the deposits for our apartments in Munich, Paris, Lyon and Zurich. YAY!
MunichMy wonderful friend has generously offered our group his apartment while we are staying in Munich. His apartment is in the Schwabing district and close to the Olympic Park and the famous BMW headquarters.
ParisWe booked an apartment on the boarder of the 1st and 4th Arrondissement in the heart of historical Right Bank district of le Marais, french for "The Marsh". Marais is a fashionable district, home to many trendy restaurants, fashion houses, and hype galleries. The neighborhood, particularly the street we are staying on, is known for their gay community and has many cafés, nightclubs, cabarets and shops. I didn't know this when I booked it, but all I have to say is, you can take the girl out of San Francisco, but you can't take the San Francisco out of the girl. It's like a moth to a flame.
LyonSince Lyon is much smaller and we have less time there, I wanted to be right in the middle of downtown. I booked a sweet little apartment in the1st Arrondissement close to Place Terreaux, Place Sathonay and the Traboules.
ZurichWe are calling District 3 (or formally known as Wiedikon) home-sweet-home for a month while Duane works. Our apartment is right across the street from the a bus stop and the Limmat River, ~ 5 min walk from the metro and Google and a ~10 walk to the center. Prime location.
The whole trip is slowly coming together, piece by piece. Next booking is our train tickets, but that can wait a while.