The evening before we left for Paris was wet, but had lovely light.
This prepared us for the rain and misadventures that my journey with my friends Brittany, Alex, and Allison would bring.
As we were preparing to land, our plane got stuck in a thunder and lightening storm. We tried multiple times to land and we ended up arriving a half an hour late. Since we landed in Paris Beauvis, it was easy to get out of and the bathrooms even had pink toilet paper.
Unfortunately, the delay and miscommunications caused our car service not to show up, so we ended up having to catch a bus to a station. There, we tried to catch a taxi, but we didn’t have the address, only the name, and the drivers couldn’t find the address once we gave it to them.
We arrived late at our hostel in Noisey Le Sec and had a cool room on the top floor. We left early Friday morning for the Louve, where we spent a lot longer than we had planned to, but enjoyed every minute of it. Even getting lost for hours at a time.
I found the views overlooking the city just as gorgeous as some of the art.
After the Lourve, we went to Notre Dame.
The fall views outside the church overlooking the river kept me looking in every direction for another breathtaking view.
Outside the church there were thousands of birds and people feeding them. The expressions of joy definitely worth stopping and watching.
Inside Notre Dame, there were countless candles. These were ones that popped out to me:
After the church, we took a short train ride to the Eiffel Tower.
We arrived just before sunset, which turned out to be perfect, because we saw the lights turning on and sparkling, which made the experience magical.
Here, my friends Alex an Brittany pose in front of the tower.
The next day, we visited Arch de Triumph, followed by hanging out in the tourist area. After some shopping, we found our way to what we think was the capital building as well as a science museum.
Although there were a lot of mishaps in Paris, I’m glad that I got to see the city and that the photos say otherwise.