As promised in my last post I’m back to start off my little travel adventure series starting with the beautiful city of Paris. So far I’ve only ever been to Paris once in my life, together with my family when I had just turned 15. I’m 20 now so it’s definitely been a little while. I’ve written about this before but I went all the way to Paris to meet up with one of my best friends, who came to Paris for 4 weeks to go to summer school. The last time we saw each other was 4 years ago when I was finished my sophomore year in high school in a small town in Louisiana very far away from where I’m living now. I’ve already said this in my last post but I feel like we have a very special friendship because although we probably couldn’t be more different we managed to stay incredibly close friends despite not seeing each other for 4 years.
We only stayed in Paris together for a few days before traveling somewhere else but those days were some of the best I’ve had this year. We didn’t even do that many cool things to be honest, but it was just so much fun to finally be reunited and to explore the city together.
I think for me personally one of my favorite things from our trip was going all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Now I’m terribly afraid of heights. They scare the hell out of me and the older I get the worse my fear seems to get as well. In case you didn’t know you if you want to go to the top of Eiffel tower you can either just take an elevator or climb up 600 stairs. Since taking the stairs seemed horrifying to me we settled for the elevator. I think we waited in line for about 2 hours and it once again reminded me of how obnoxious some people can be. Two girls just decided to cut half of the line right in front of us and a few people behind us this oce girl was playing the ukulele while her friends were singing along to it. The only problem though was that neither of them could sing and the girl playing wasn’t the best at it either. So you can imagine how glad I was when we finally got to the top although I was a bit scared as well. However the view was absolutely breathtaking. We went up while it was getting dark so we got to see Paris with the sun still out as well as in the dark. What I liked most about the experience though was that all my worries and problems suddenly felt so small and I just felt so much at ease.
I also tried macarons for the first time and let me tell you I’m not impressed. I see them all over FaceBook and Instagram all the time and everyone seems to be obsessed with them. My best friends thinks they are some of the best things ever so I had really high expectations. I don’t really know what I was expecting but I do know I was kind of let down because I thought that they tasted really plain. But I did try the coolest ice cream ever! There was this one place we found that sold ice cream shaped like a flower and that really impressed me.
Apart from the going to the top of the Eiffel tower we didn’t really do a lot of touristy things. Basically we just walked through the city, enjoyed the view and filled each other in on what’s been going on in our lives for the past 4 years. It was fun and it seemed a bit unreal. Who would have ever thought that after 4 years we would be walking the streets of Paris together so causally as if it was the most common thing ever. I definitely didn’t see this one coming!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures I took.
Thank you for reading and lots of love,