Business in Paris

After an evening of delicious Korean food in Paris, we went back to the hotel to get ready for our meetings the next day.

We woke up bright and early to grab breakfast at our hotel which was delicious and so fitting of the personality of the hotel. Our beautifully decorated hotel came with a very hipster-esque breakfast filled with avocado toast and freshly squeezed orange juice. I felt very hipster and cool in my fancy hotel with my fancy millennial avocado toast.  It was a great way to start off our day. After breakfast, we made our way to some meetings we had in the city which included checking out some additional startup space around Paris.  It was really awesome to see other spaces in the city and compare them to Station F.  I mean, in general, it was really cool to be able to see so much of the startup ecosystem in that city and the spaces that are available to support new startups.

After our meetings, we began our journey back to our hotel to get ready for our the next leg of our trip. But before we could leave Paris, we wanted to get one more meal so we found a cute little restaurant near by to grab lunch before we caught our train.

We both opted in for the mussels and fries because why not? I have recently developed a love of clams and mussels. So much so that I feel like I have to order it all the time when I see it on the menu even if I’m not necessarily feeling the seafood.  It just always sounds good and then I have trouble controlling myself.  It’s hard for me to share…

When we finished our delicious meal, we made our way back to the hotel and go to the train station to make our way to London.

We got to the train station a bit early so we just sat around and waited. If you haven’t been to a train station in Paris, just a heads up, they don’t post the gates until a very short window before the actual boarding. I’ve seen it as long as 45 minutes before but as short as 15 minutes before boarding time. Since we were heading to London, they opened up boarding about half an hour before and we made our way through customs. Definitely had to go through the standard process of filling out the customs form and then going through border patrol. It was hilarious because our border patrol agent decided to tell us what was wrong with our company or rather how awesome our company was but it was doing a bad job of supporting those in Belgium because shipping was too expensive.  Unfortunately I don’t work on that part of the business and felt very awkward listening to his complaints but he let us through and we started our journey to London.

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