The Day Has Come

My wish finally came true. It is my pleasure to restart my blog with the wonderful experience I had visiting Paris. Ever since I was a little girl I had this dream of visiting the “City of Lights” and the “City of Love”, Paris. My dream finally came true a couple of months ago when I took a trip to Paris with my friends. We have talked a lot about going to Paris, but never had quite the courage to take actions. So grab your refreshment and join me on this wonderful journey to the “City of love”.

Some months ago, my friends and I booked a five-day trip to Paris. The journey started off smoothly once we boarded the plane, but the preparations were quite exhausting and stressful. The first problem that we came across was accommodation. Since there were 10 of us and we didn’t want to stay in separate flats, we were looking for a 4-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. This was vital, but the market was really on our side. After long research, we finally came across a 5 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms, a kitchen, washing machine, and even a gas fired water heater, which was extraordinary. We booked the apartment, booked the tickets, and off to Paris we went.

We arrived at noon and as we were making our way to the center of the city I wasn’t even blinking so I wouldn’t miss anything. I wanted to take a glimpse at every architectural detail.

Our journey started off in the evening when we visited the Sacre Coeur – The Basilica of Sacred Hearts, and made our way down the Montmartre hill. The tiny streets on Montmartre filled with cozy coffee shops, street artists, and taverns with lanterns hanging in the yard really did catch my eye. Our night ended with a cup of “vin chaud” or mulled wine. The next day we visited the Galeries Lafayette and made our way down the Champs-Elysees and enjoyed the sight of a lavish lifestyle.

As we were passing by the Arc-de-Triomphe, far beyond the buildings we could see the top of the Eiffel Tower. Standing in front of the Eiffel Tower I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and as I was trying to catch a good view of the Tower something unexpected happened. All of a sudden the Tower lit up with small, blinding lights that almost looked like shooting stars. I was astonished. The next few days we visited several other attractions in Paris, including The Bastille where we enjoyed Cuban cocktails, the center for modern and contemporary art Pompidou… We saved the last day for the Louvre, one of the oldest and biggest museums in the world and afterward we spent quite a memorable time in the amusement park next to the museum, and of course, we tasted the worldwide known churros and mulled wine.

I could write for a lifetime about my extraordinary experience in Paris. Even thinking about it brings back memories as if I am reliving everything again. I hope you enjoyed reading about my story as much as I enjoyed living every second of it.