Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Passport To Paris

Hello Darlings,

With visions in my head of me flouncing through the side streets of Paris with baguettes and croissants, I went to the train station early in the morning, ready to begin my Parisian adventure. The one problem was that the train leaving to the airport that would get my there on time didn't leave because apparently the first train was at 5:00am instead of the 4:30am train I needed. And so, I missed my flight and had to pay for the next day flight. Instead of watching the Royal Wedding in my hostel, I watched back home in my apartment and moped about for the rest of the day. While I was super bummed and annoyed at the situation, I was so grateful to have friends come over for dinner and help cheer me up.



Arc de Triumph
The Medici Fountain  in Luxembourg Gardens

Moulin Rouge

Outside the Louvre

The next morning, I made it to the airport as scheduled and was ready to head over to my most desired destination. What everyone says is true- the entire city is magical. I would turn a corner and catch my breath because I caught site of the tip of the Eiffel Tower. I continuously risked getting run over by cars while zig-zagging across the Champs-de-Elysee so I could snap the perfect picture of the  Arc de Triumph and I lost myself while wandering through the hills of Montmarte. Some highlights of the trip include seeing the sunset behind the Eiffel Tower while lounging on the grass, then watching the light show when it got dark. eating nutella crepes on the go, sitting at a cafe outside the Luxembourg Gardens and people watching, and browsing through souvenir shops.

Before I left the city to return to Florence, I was already planning my next trip back, preferably with a group of friends or a significant other as wandering through the magical city became quite lonesome at times. But no matter, as I fell ever so deep in love with the city.
Eternally yours,


Abby said...

I'm impressed you stayed there by yourself! I've definitely enjoyed wandering around Paris alone but I definitely think it'd be nice to go there with my bf someday! It's just such a romantic place!

Closet Fashionista said...

Amazing photos! it looks so fun!

Abby said...

I'm glad you made it and had a fun time despite the mishap. I'd love to go to Paris one day!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How awesome! Looks like you made the most out of your visit!

My friend was just there a few weeks ago and got engaged on the Eiffel Tower!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sucks you missed your first flight, but at least you got more time in Paris!

Silesia Street Look said...

Paris! The best place in the word, I'm missing from this place :D

Louisa said...

i love paris! i went there in February, it the most beautiful place!
great blog, following!
happy blogging