Jun 18 • 19M

Paris Confidential: The City of Lights is on fire!

How we're surviving a heatwave in the French capital

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This week's podcast originates in Paris. We're not entirely sure how we ended up here, but the French capital will be our home for the next month. 

Someone turned up the heat here. It's in the triple digits today. Hotter than Athens. Our apartment has no air conditioning, so we are taking cold showers to keep from overheating. (Hey, it's an adventure!)

Speaking of which, this week's question is: What's the most extreme weather you've experienced while traveling? The comments are open, and as always, we'll read them in our next episode.

Scroll up for the link to the latest Elliott Confidential podcast. 

Here are a few photos from this week's adventures:

This is the Centre Pompidou, the modern art museum in Paris. I took this photo in the early afternoon. It must have been close to 100 degrees. 

The food scene in Paris is remarkable. Here's Aren standing in line at his favorite Falafel stand. Totally worth the wait.

Of course, there is also bread.

Most of the baguettes we've bought are still warm. We eat them before we return to the apartment. Seeing these three tall American guys eating baguettes and walking through the 19th Arrondissement must look funny to the French. 

There’s much more in the podcast, including advice for air travelers to Europe and a surprise announcement. You don’t want to miss it.

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What's the most extreme weather you've experienced while traveling? We'd love to hear about your experience. We'll read your comments in our next episode.

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