Once upon a summer, I was living a dream. Walking through limestone buildings perfectly aligned with windows complimented by little balconies giving you the value of ancient architecture, cafés exhibiting the popular café culture and sharing aroma of the famous french pastry. Oui, I was walking the streets of Paris and everything was just so surreal.
From the tree lined boulevards to the perfectly structured bridges, everything about this French Capital is impeccable. Oh! And did I mention the majestic beauty of the Eiffel Tower? It was hard to fathom that I was not in a tumblr feed and finally my dream had come to reality. Ladies and Lads, put on your berets and let’s take a mini tour of Paris.
At the time I went to France, I wasn’t a blogger so I wasn’t taking notes really but trust me, I was paying attention and since I have always been into photography, I had my camera with me so I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and share my experiences with my Gs.
Paris was always one of my dream destinations and I did not take the opportunity to visit for granted. It was a post graduation trip that I had the chance to share with a few friends and I even got to be part of a French wedding but that’s a story for another day. Anyways, these are the highlights from my trip and what really fascinated me.
I think architecture in Europe is incredibly detailed and Paris is no exception when it comes to beautiful buildings and amazing architecture.
Beautiful bridges and boulevards complimented by trees and outdoor cafés gives the city an aesthetic artistic ambience. Given that it is one of the global centers of art, it is no surprise the city looks like a real life painting.
I managed to take a cruise tour around the city and it was one remarkable experience. Getting a view of the city and the Eiffel as we cruise was so fulfilling.
Fun Fact: Paris exiled its business district to a Western suburb hence there are no skyscrapers in the main city making the main city less crowded and giving the Eiffel a chance to stand out.
Now this is one majestic crown that Paris wears and it stands steady and tall. Some may like to call it the iron lady but let me tell you something about the Eiffel; pictures don’t do it justice!
The Eiffel tower has its unique beauty and I can’t even find words to explain it. Staring and admiring it was a full time hobby and I still didn’t get enough.
Come dusk, it lights up making Paris by night even more interesting.
The Eiffel tour was actually very rewarding and going all the way up the tower was an awesome experience.
It wasn’t even fashion week when I was in Paris but the streets felt like a runway. Parisians do not take style and fashion lightly because almost everyone was looking all chic and stylish it almost felt unreal. Well, the city has been a center of fashion for centuries it is referred to as the fashion capital. Umm.. Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, you know what I mean!
You’ll be spoilt for choices when it comes to fashion boutiques. As much as it is an important aspect of their economy, fashion is also a representation of the Parisian culture and social life.
Disneyland may be the ‘happiest place on earth’ but if I’m being honest, I wasn’t really happy and content with my trip to Disney. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all magical and fun but I guess I needed the right squad or I should have just joined Mickey and friends haha!
What I’m trying to say is it was a battle on which rides to go to, I didn’t get enough pictures and I did not carry my camera that day. I also felt like I did not spend enough time and we kind of left early so it was such a bummer.
Anyway, before I demoralize you, if you get the right squad then Disneyland is a must visit. Or you could even ride solo and make new friends there (if you’re that kind of person). Maybe next time I go to Disney, it will be a happily ever after!
What I wish I knew before I went to Paris
- I wish I knew the Louvre Museum was closed on Tuesdays. We had scheduled to go on that day only to find out it’s not opened and I really really really wanted to see the Mona Lisa and all the fuss about it.
- I wish I knew using the metro to move around was not rocket science not to mention very cheap compared to the uber rides we were taking. We wasted so much money paying for cabs.
A global center for art and fashion adorned with incredible architecture and crowning itself with the majestic Eiffel. What’s not to love about Paris? I heard some people say its overrated, I think those ones lack a sense of style. Call it the City of Love or the City of Lights, all I can say is Paris stole a piece of my heart.