I may finally go to Paris (France)

Staten Island, New York
June 12, 2018 10:14pm CST
After I got married my dream was to go to Paris for my honeymoon. That never happened. Instead we went away to a couples resort for a few days. Now we are nearing almost 2 years since we got married and my husband tells me that he wants us to plan a trip to Paris. But I think he wants me to do it. I am not great at planning trips. I don't even know where to start. But before any of that is done we first have to get new passports. His is expired and mine needs a name change because I changed my last name when I got married. The downside for me is that my passport expires soon, so if I get a new one with an updated last name I will still have to get another one when it expires. But if I am to go to Paris, I have no choice. You'd think that renewing/updating a passport would be easy to do, however, it's not. My husband already tried renewing his but the picture was rejected, which means that my picture is no good either because the same guy took it. Maybe taking a passport photo in the pharmacy wasn't the best idea. Have to figure out where to go for passport photos where they actually know what they are doing.
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@JohnRoberts (64795)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jun
I have been to Paris many times. An experience of a lifetime awaits you.
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@sw8sincere (5188)
• Philippines
13 Jun
Indeed I agree with you my friend. The renewing / updating a password ain't that easy as my sister also experiences hardship with that.
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• United States
13 Jun
I have never had a passport. Of course I've never been anywhere where I might need one. I've only ever been out of State once. At any rate, I hope you can find someone better suited to taking passport photographs. Might I suggest you look into smartypig.com ? They are a good platform to save money and are backed up by the FDIC and Sallie Mae if I am not mistaken. They are reputable at any rate. That is where I have started my own savings towards a trip.
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@caopaopao (12641)
• China
13 Jun
There is a special place where the pictures on our passport are taken, and there is a name on it. I wish you a pleasant trip to Paris in advance.
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• India
13 Jun
Great you people are going to the most exciting and happening city of France. Just be aware of pick pocketers there in Paris.
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• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully, no one will try to rob us or steal anything from us.
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• India
14 Jun
@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
13 Jun
Ohh I am envious of you. I want to visit Paris also but I don't know when will that happen.
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• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
If I actually get to go I would like to go when it is our wedding anniversary, which is November 6th.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 Jun
@lovebuglena ohh I see.
@iridion9 (10714)
• Philippines
13 Jun
good luck to france
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@HannahD (124)
13 Jun
Have a good trip to Paris, I also want to travel abroad, haha, you know it
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun
The Post Office is the official place for passport photos. Have fun planning your trip to Paris. Sounds like it will be a wonderful trip.
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• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
I didn't know you can take photos at the post office.
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jun
@lovebuglena Yes, that's the official place for them. You need to call and make an appointment for them.
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
@just4him Thanks for the information.
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@maximax8 (28547)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul
When my children needed new passports the teacher signed out of the box on the form. We had to see him three times. It was so stressful and we rushed because passport fees were going up. Use at least three sites to research flights from New York to Paris. Look in advance for accommodation and see where is located on a map. I hope you and your husband have a lovely time in Paris.
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• Staten Island, New York
27 Jul
Thanks. I really do hope we get to go. Not sure it will happen on our anniversary though. But who knows? Maybe it still might.
@JESSY3236 (7496)
• United States
15 Jun
I want to go to Paris. I never had a passport. I know I will need one if I ever get to go.
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• Staten Island, New York
15 Jun
I've dreamed of going to Paris since I was little. And I wanted to go there not with my parents but with the love of my life. Looks like now that might actually happen.
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@responsiveme (16821)
• India
14 Jun
They have studios where they do passport photos..Anyway the trip will be worth it...Have a good time planning (it's the start of the holiday after all) and a great visit
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• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
I am sure there are but how do I find them?
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@JudyEv (136353)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
We had our passport photos done in a pharmacy and we've also had them done in a post office. Hope you have better luck with the next photos.
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• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
Pharmacy we took it at is authorized to take passport photos. I am surprised that the guy wasn't able to do it the right way.
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@chicnthin (2823)
• Philippines
13 Jun
So happy for you. I haven't travel in abroad yet, but I hope I could.
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@Shavkat (65887)
• Philippines
13 Jun
A romantic place to visit. I hope you will tell us good stories soon.
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@dodo19 (33974)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Jun
I haven't been to Paris, but my husband has. I would really love to visit it one day.
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
Hopefully, you will get to go there someday.
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@dodo19 (33974)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Jun
@lovebuglena I hope so. We'll have to wait and see.
@quantum2020 (10028)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
13 Jun
Paris must be a very interesting city. I have only seen Paris through pictures. It´s a nice city
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
It is beautiful and romantic. I hope everything gets sorted out and we get to go. Interesting but there is also Paris in the United States. I think it's in Texas. But probably more than one state has a city called Paris.
@porwest (8152)
• United States
13 Jun
Passports have certainly become quite a bit more complicated these days. Hope you get it all sorted out, and good luck getting a Paris trip planned. Never been there. I'd hire a travel agent though. They can help you figure it all out and come up with a good trip plan and present ideas for where to go and what to see.
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
That's a good idea. They are surely better at planning trips than me.
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@youless (94190)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun
In fact today there are some professional apps to take photos for the passport. It is useful. Perhaps you can try it. I hope you renew your passports soon and therefore you will have a great journey soon
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
I would never try taking a passport photo myself. I wouldn't know what I am doing.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
13 Jun
I hope you will go to Paris. I have been there 3times but still have not seen all.
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
I hope so too. It's been a dream of mine.
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