Paris 2018

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to find myself on a plane from Amsterdam to Paris-Orly airport. It was freezing in Amsterdam that day (-8 degrees celsius!) so saying that I was ecstatic over Paris’s barely-above-zero-degrees weather was an understatement.

Matt and I were in Paris for a long weekend and had arrived late on Thursday evening. We made our way to our Airbnb host’s house in the 11th arrondissement with ease, despite him being exhausted since he came straight from work. Because our trip was a quick one, I had planned majority of what we were going to do more than a month prior so that we could get the most of our time in the French capital. The typical tourist spots were on our list but our trip was focused on two things in particular:

  1. A trip to Disneyland Paris; and
  2. Eating as much good food as possible.

And I’m happy to report we came home happy and more than content. Paris has always been my dream city and finally being able to walk the streets, stare at all the chic fashion boutiques, order croissants in the morning and use my shitty French has definitely left me more starry eyed. 3 days was definitely not enough to see, eat and explore what Paris has to offer so don’t be surprised if ever you find me back in the near future.

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Starting off my Paris posts with a series of the classics: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chappelle and the view from Basilique du Sacre-Cœur… just to name a few of the places we visited. A lot of people say that you can do anywhere as a solo trip but Paris… I just always felt that it was a city that I couldn’t do alone (especially if I was going to go to Disneyland). I’m so thankful that Matt was game to go with me. This trip was definitely one for the books.

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