23 March 2014

Paris 2014

My teacher one day decided to join some classes that studied french in my school, 
and go casually visit Paris for a weekend.

I'm going to start off by showing you Day1 lunch:

Carrots, rice, veggies and nuggets.
I basically ate all the vegetables, tried the nuggets and did not touch the rice.
This is what you can eat in a youth hostel.

The next lunches were better, as we went to cafes and restaurants.
Also, we survived on chips and coffee the rest of the time.

Our big group, well (or not so well) fed, visited the Notre Dame cathedral. This is the back view.

Front door

Front again

Full view of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Next, we went to see the Eiffel Tower:

It's there!

The weather was not great, so the pictures tend to look .. not so pretty.

I love the details.

Then we boarded a Bateau Mouche, a narrow and long boat that travels the river Seine and has 'audio phones' where you can listen to the stories of the different buildings and bridges you cross.

On Day2:

The love bridge with all the locks.

So much love <3

After a short walk we arrived at the Louvre, this is the main entrance:

Yes, it's a glass pyramid!
You get in, and then down, to a huge hall and then you get directed up again to the different rooms.

We had a tour guide to explain us some of the paintings.
The stories were interesting, but the details on how the paint is displayed etc etc was boring...

Huge paintings!

And one of the most famous...

Hey there Mona.

Somewhere outside, 3 cute pyramids...

As I said before, we basically fuelled ourselves with coffee, and there was a Starbucks at every corner of the city...

Coffee by day, Alcohol by night.
Catching the Happy Hour for mojitos, margaritas, sex on the beach and all these yum cocktails.

Day 3 we left early, but we visited a museum and we went for a walk:

Morning next to the river Seine.

Then, we went to the Musee d'Orsay. More art.

The clock seen from inside.

Well known paintings were displayed there.

The building itself is very artistic.

Details of the roof.

We went to visit Montmartre, a really pleasant neighbourhood... were Moulin Rouge is found !
The weather was fantastic, the sun cheered me up.
We found the wall of Love. The phrase ''I love you'' is written in almost (if not all) the languages of the world.

Did you spot 'i love you' in your language??

The last picture is this one. A cafe viennois (whipped creammmm)

I did not take too many pictures, and did not take pictures of my food...
Paris is a city i've visited so many times that does not feel so strange and new as it did.

I don't have much to say overall, we stayed in a youth hostel (very clean and good location)
and we traveled by bus all over the place. Also, we visited the city by night, which I had not done before. 

I cannot say it was the best trip , but many more (exciting trips) are about to come!