Ten days ago, I found out that my boyfriend got a job in San Francisco.
Seven days ago, we planned a trip to Paris to celebrate his last week of independence, and our last week before becoming a bicoastal couple.
Fourteen days from now, we're bringing you (the real) Loosecubes 2.0.
Needless to say, I had a bunch of work to do, but I'm never one to pass up a week filled with bordeaux and baguettes!
A couple awesome things you should know about before Loosecubing it in Paris:
1. SFR unlimited data: Go into any SFR store and for 9 euros you can get a micro sim card for your ipad. Which means...Skype from your iPad anywhere there's a good 3G connection. Which is basically anywhere but the Louvre. Including on the Metro!! I am now a total iPad convert. Well worth the cost.
2. Velib(!!!!!!!): Just in case you've been under a rock (or your computer) like me for the last two years and haven't heard...Paris has an amazing bike sharing program! For 8 Euros a week, you can unlock a bike from stations all over the city and ride to your heart's content. When you're ready to stop and walk, there is always a site to park within 3-4 blocks of where you're going.
Several days found me doing our daily standup call on Skype, with my iPad in the basket of my Velib bike, pedaling furiously along the Seines trying to find a good 3G signal.
2011 Goal: Find some Loosecubes near the museum district in Paris so I can do my meetings in a civilized way, then go for a bike ride or check out the L'Orangerie. Bon soiree!