Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve posted! My life has been so wonderfully busy pursuing my passion.
I’m so excited to share my AMAZING experience in Paris! Paris is truly breathtaking. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the city, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I didn’t have too high expectations coming here. I was completely blown away! Paris is probably my favorite place I’ve been to. I stayed in the cutest little teeny tiny apartment that was a 5 minute walk from the Eiffel tower. Needless to say I was there at the start and end of every day. There are so many things to do in Paris, you truly can never spend enough time there. We got to go on a river cruise around the main part of the city. I loved every second of it even if I couldn’t understand the tour guide because her accent was so thick. In theory I would’ve learned a lot about the history but instead I just took in the beauty of this magnificent city. Like most cities, I walked the ENTIRE city. Miles and miles and miles of walking. It’s truly the best way to truly experience all that a city has to offer. We came across so many unique and fun experience just by walking around and happening upon them. Of course we went up to the Eiffel tower and of course I did a handstand at the top (don’t act surprised). The view was absolutely stunning, we just stayed up there for hours. There was a restaurant/bar area on the second level of the tower. There were swings and music and good vibes everywhere.
The metro was easy peasy to figure out, which is always a plus. The people were incredibly nice. I don’t know what all these people are talking about when they say people in Paris are rude.
Seeing the Mona Lisa was a whole experience in itself! People are like animals in that dang room. She is in a glass case, and guarded by a rope. People are elbowing pushing, and everything you could imagine to get to the front just to get a picture! It was chaos. She is beautiful though. The Louvre was a piece of art itself. Containing so much art that if you stood at each painting for 30 seconds it would take you like 6 months non stop to see everything in the museum. How crazy is that?! The art culture in Paris is so rich it’s incredible. We saw some pretty amazing stuff.
Notre Dame was also a treat. The cathedral was stunning. We even attended a service in the church. I got yelled at for taking a picture during the service. And we couldn’t understand anything since it was in french. but it was definitely a unique experience. I’m not sure what was going on up there on the altar but it looked like some Harry Potter stuff (I see the irony in that, but you get it).
Food was good! Desserts were gooooood! You can basically order anything with Nutella on it… and i’m totally fine with that. I had these macaroons stuffed with ice cream……..no, i’m not kidding. Literally almost died because they were so delicious. I mean I only ate 20 of them so I think I did pretty good controlling myself.
One of my favorite parts of Paris was sitting on the lawn in front of the Eiffel tower every night with wine or champagne. Every night it would light up with flashing sparkling crazy lights. Every hour. It was breathtaking, and it never got old. Those nights are one of my favorite memories of the trip.