Jan 11, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Paris was above and beyond my expectations! It was so beautiful and another girl and I got to do all of the touristy attractions of the wonderful Pariiiii! The first day we went to the Museo de Louvre where we spent four hours looking around at all of the phenomenal paintings and sculptures. I was disappointed in how small the Mona Lisa was, however, it is one check off of the bucket list :) Our hotel was located right in the sex district of Paris. We were about three blocks away from the Moulin Rouge and right in the middle of all of the strip clubs and sex shops. We were also right next to the Bistrot Chat Noir a famous restaurant in Paris where we had a glass of wine and listened to some great live music! The first night our clocks did not change to the correct time in Paris, so we thought that we had some time to go to the Eiffel Tower. Well we got there and we first saw HUGE rats run across the street...so gross. Since it was a Monday night it was not as busy anyways, but we were the only ones there!! We got to go under the Eiffel Tower all by ourselves it was awesomeeee! The pictures did not turn out well since it was so dark out. Because of the time confusion we missed the metro and had to take a cab home, but at least it was only 13 Euro. The next day we got to go to the Eiffel Tower during the day and went to the very top and then at night we went to the Eiffel Tower halfway; well worth the money and the wait! We were very confused Going to Paris was like a Spring Break vacation on a vacation already. I made 4 postcards, however, they got misplaced somewhere on the way; I am very upset by this but they are only postcards. I figure there can be much worse things! I left Wednesday afternoon and flew off to Rome; my favorite city thus far!