Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Paris For A Day

Ah, Paris! The city of STAIRS. No, not lights, stairs. Stairs everywhere!

Anyway, I went to Paris about 2 days before the wedding. It was a day trip, which was ridiculously tiring. (Leaving for London at about 3 AM, 5:40 Eurostar, rush around the city, late night Eurostar back to London, late night coach back home. Home by Midnight. No big deal!)

It was my second time to Paris, so touring the city was in the hands of my sister who had never been.

Of course, I took a few photos! (With my crap underwater camera... Do I mention that enough? Sorry!)

Happy 850th birthday, Notre Dame! Looking good!

Recognize this bad boy? I was excited that my sister wanted to go all the way to the top! I learned from my last visit to Paris to prep my hair with a braid and a hat.....

Bad hair day circa December 2009.

It was windy (and cold) to say the least! But the view is nice...

We took a short break from culture and went shopping. We hit up the important stores, you know, like the French Disney Store. But not without getting a photo of the Arc de Triomphe first!

The last thing we saw was Sacre Coeur. I was excited to see this because it was the one thing I hadn't visited before!

It was a nightmare and a half getting there though! We took a taxi (mistake) and got stuck in traffic. Our taxi driver was nice, but insane. He just kept pointing at different roads, speaking French (as they do in France), and then exclaiming "Sacre Coeur!". Between mine and my sister's French speaking skills (she took it throughout high school and I can say "Je m'appelle Taylor" and count to 15) we thought he was saying that we'd be there in 14 minutes.

47 minutes later, we finally arrived.

The view was also nice there, too!

We couldn't spend much time there, to be honest. The traffic really screwed everything up and we had to soon check in for our train back to London.

But it was a fun little adventure! (And to be honest, I was SO HAPPY to be back in London... Nothing compares to London.)

Have you ever been to Paris? / Is Paris a place you want to visit?

1 comment:

  1. I'd never put Paris on my list of places I want to visit, but recently for some reason my wanderlust is pointing there, and these photos only make me want to go all that much more!
    <3 Kiersten


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