Taking the train from Gare du Nord, Amiens is a 1h15 ride from Paris. We spent one week-end with friends living and working here. It was a cloudy and rainy Saturday with almost no one in the streets. But it is winter and the weather calls for a stay-in kind of day so I do not blame them. The highlight wasn’t the number of people going around though, you cannot expect any other city to be as busy as Parisian streets, but this city has a grandeur of its own.
If my friends would sum up my travels in one word that would be Spontaneous…aka Unprepared. One time I decided I’d push through travelling the day before and did my preparations just then. They would invite me someplace and I’d just say yes without batting an eyelash. But do not be fooled when I say ‘unprepared’. It simply means no detailed itinerary whatsoever and all decisions (other than booking the flight) have been made at least three days before.
You may choose the spontaneity for the adrenaline rush or maybe you just didn’t have any choice and things changed the last minute so you have no time for an itinerary by the hour like you’re used to. Here is how I’ve managed to pull off my ‘spontaneous’ trips so far: