Bonjour from Paris! Or as they say “Pari” :) We LOVED France! The language, the people, the history, the architecture. There is so much to do and see! The first thing that I noticed when we got off the plane is how pretty the language is. Ah! It’s just so sweet to the ears! “Bonjour madam”, “bon apetit” :) I loved it! Also, everything is SUPER tiny! And I mean tiny. I walked into a fitting room at one point and could barely turn around. They really do know how to make use of their space though, and you get used to it quickly. Then it just seems normal. I think that when we come back, everything will seem really big. Maybe even our one bedroom apartment. ;)
Something that stood out the most to us is how relaxed everyone is. No one is in a hurry. I literally didn't see even one person holding a to-go coffee cup. What they do take to-go though, is bread. They buy this long bread or “baguette” and then walk down the street eating it :). When they go to the café, they sit down and either socialize or read something for a long time. And it seems like they are not super attached to their phones. It’s so refreshing! Oh and something else that is super refreshing is how pretty everyone is dressed. Wow! Very simple and classic but oh so pretty!
We didn't do too much our first day in Paris. We couldn't fall asleep on the plane because it wasn't “bed time” and then when we got there, we were soooo sleepy! We kept telling ourselves that we shouldn't sleep till night time so that we could get on their schedule right away but that didn't happen. As soon we got to our hotel and saw our bed, we were out. For 6 hours! Lol. Thankfully we still slept pretty good that night. So, the first day we just slept, then went out to dinner and explored a little bit.
The second day was filled with exploring! We enjoyed lots of amazing food (stopped by every macaroon shop we saw). Walked around The Louvre (AMAZING) and then…. one of my biggest wishes ever since I was a little girl, seeing the Eiffel Tower! :)))) We bought some food and had a little picnic next to it while admiring the view. Then we went up to the top (after standing in loooong lines for a loooong time) which was a little scary but the views were definitely worth it!
We also had to leave our lock on the love locks bridge of course :)
On Monday, we did some shopping because when you're in France, you have to shop :) and ate the best crepes EVER! Then, in the evening we went on a dinner boat cruise which was definitely a highlight! It was a cute, romantic atmosphere, we got to see more of Paris and in the very end, when the boat was passing the Eiffel Tower, it twinkled with white lights while we stood and kissed in the rain. :)
The next day, we were really hoping to do a tour of the Louvre inside but unfortunately it was Tuesday and of course, the only day that they are closed is Tuesday :/ So that was a bummer. We ended up seeing Notre Dame though so that was good. It's incredibly beautiful!
Aaaaand then it was time to say our good bye’s to France :( We were sad to leave but excited to see Rome!
P.S. This was our means of transportation in Paris. They have these stations all over and they became very handy for us! (Had to be careful with those European drivers though ;))