Whatever the weather, a European city break is the perfect way to wind down. After completing a three month internship in Manchester, I felt as though I needed to relax for a few days, so I packed my bags and … Continue reading
To celebrate our two year anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Paris for a long weekend. I’d never been to France before and it was the first time I was going abroad with my bf so naturally I was so so excited. Flying from London Heathrow only took 45 minutes, which is less than it takes for me to get from Leeds to Manchester by train! We stayed in a cute little hotel in a central location which was really convenient for eating out and getting around. Wanting to make the most of each day, we woke up early like keen tourists to go sightseeing. Paris is such a beautiful city, with the perfect mix of archaic and contemporary architecture. I got very snap happy but sadly I dropped my camera on the second day and the flash stopped working (heartbreaking, I know). But luckily I managed to still take a decent amount of pictures. Thanks to modern day technology (my boyfriend’s iphone app), finding our routes on the metro proved to be a simple task. We visited historic monuments such as The Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph and The Eiffel Tower. We walked the stairs up to the top of the Arc de Triumph. After much complaining on my part due to what seemed like a never-ending staircase, it was all worth it in the end as the view of Paris at night was amazing. We also went to the top of The Eiffel Tower, of course we got the lift since my legs had had enough exercise for one day. Unfortunately it started raining and the wind levels at the top were extremely high but it’s definitely something you have to experience when in Paris!
The next day we went to Disneyland, which I have to say was probably the most fun/exciting day of my life. Yes, I am 20 years old but who cares? Disney brings out the child in everyone haha. We went to both parks and on most of the rides. My favourites were The Hollywood Tower of Terror and Rock n Rollercoaster designed by Aerosmith. If you haven’t been then you’re seriously missing out!
On our last day we visited The Louvre museum which is home to the great Mona Lisa. I was genuinely in awe of the museum. I never usually say this about anything but I have actually never been inside a building so breathtaking. Actually seeing the Mona Lisa in person was a proud moment and one to tick off the list of things to see! Afterwards, we went for lunch and tried snails for the first time. I didn’t think I’d have the guts to do it but they were surprisingly okay. They tasted quite like mushrooms, just the fact that I knew it was a snail was the only thing that put me off! Then we sat outside a lovely restaurant and ate crepes whilst listening to the street orchestra that was playing opposite.
Coming back home was so depressing. We both had such an incredible time and would definitely go back in the future!
Au Revoir! Post to you soon! xoxo