One of my favorite memories from my trip to Europe last year was my day trip to Paris in April. I was living in Metz, France, a beautiful city about 200 miles east of Paris, so it was the perfect distance for a day trip. It was the first time I’d traveled alone in a foreign country, and it was nothing short of magical.
I started the morning off with a pain au chocolat and coffee from my favorite bakery. I sipped my latte on the train and looked out the window trying to take in all of the beautiful scenery: beautiful pastures, little towns, fields and fields of yellow flowers. It was invigorating and peaceful at the same time.
Before I knew it, I was in Paris. I navigated the bustling metro system and found my way to my first stop, La Tour Eiffel. It was exactly like the pictures! Surrounded with cherry blossoms and people picnicking, I found myself a strawberry ice cream cone (lots of sweets that day!) and a bench to sit and people watch.
I started making my way to the Louvre when I got a bit turned around and stumbled into the Opera Garnier. I hadn’t planned on visiting the opera house, but I was enthralled. It was under construction, so parts of the majestic building were roped off and it was nearly empty. I felt like I had stepped into a storybook. Gorgeous gold ceilings with the most ornate details, marble floors and sprawling staircases… it was breathtaking, and it felt like I had it all to myself.
I spent the afternoon window-shopping and went on a quest to find the best macarons in Paris (Pierre Herme gets my vote!) I found a little corner café and sipped a cup of black tea while I tried all of the flavors (lychee and dragon fruit were the most exotic, and rose was my absolute favorite.)
After I enjoyed my macarons, I did a little shopping, and by the time I finished it was time to catch my train back to Metz. What a magical day.
Au revoir, beautiful Paris. Until next time!
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I write mostly about the places I visit and the people I meet. I love to write for the same reason I love to travel: because it teaches me a new way of seeing the world.
Other things I love: thrift shopping, sustainable fashion, big sunglasses, deep conversation, a good book, digital marketing, messy hair, planes, poetry, hot tea + long distance running.
This blog is about saying yes to the things that make you feel alive. It’s about rolling with the punches and embracing uncertainty because not everything will be smooth sailing. A life of adventure is full of challenges but I think it's worth it. Here's to saying yes to adventure, whatever that looks like for you.
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