I have been holding back on posting my Paris trip which already happened like almost over a year ago. It’s because I honestly have no idea what kind of post would be suitable for this trip. Even after having visited the city twice. So I decided to take the easy way out, posting it as a photo diary. I guess the reason for my being uninspired to write a post about Paris is due to the fact that it’s not my favorite city in Europe. I know this might raise some eyebrows because people love Paris. Or at least that what I like to believe. I’m not going to go into details now because I’m saving it for another post. In the mean time, enjoy my Paris Photo Diary.
I actually visited Paris twice (thrice technically) during my study in the UK. But the first visit was rather short and more of a long transit than a visit. It was only a couple weeks or so after the unfortunate event of the concert arena massacre. My friend and I were initially planning on spending the New Years Eve there, but it got canceled due to security concern.
Read also: New Year’s Eve in Prague
Since we already bought a return ticket from London to Paris, we still had to make Paris our transit place. So we took a long transit in Paris after our journey from Prague before heading home to London. We had to make the most of our short period of time in Paris, alas we paid a visit to its famous landmarks.
We only had less than 12 hours in Paris so we made sure to only visit, you know, the famous landmark. Well, actually we had a bit more time to spare but we used it to visit Sephora. Don’t judge us, there’s no Sephora in the UK and not visiting it while in Europe is almost a sin.
The second time I was in Paris was with my boyfriend on Valentine’s day. I know it’s a bit cheesy that I wanted to spend Valentine’s day in the city of love. But I’m partially a hopeless romantic, so yeah I did. Unfortunately, Paris was our last Eurotrip destination, so we had already quite tired by the time we arrived in Paris. The weather didn’t help either. It was super gloomy and windy and rainy. The combination of our fatigue, the weather, and the fact that both of us had been there before (separately) made us to spent most of our time indoor.
And so we went to The Louvre.
We also passed by The Notredame which was packed with tourists so we didn’t bother trying to get in. It’s a shame actually, considering that The Hunchback of Notredame was one of my favorite bedtime stories as a kid. So we went to The Avenue des Champs-Élysées instead because I was craving for Ladurée and we needed a shelter from the rain.
I wish I could visit Paris again in a better circumstance so I might see it in a different way. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate Paris but I’ve been there twice and had an abysmal impression. But I’m sure I’d enjoy another part of France if I ever get the chance to visit them. Have you ever gone to Paris? How was it? I’d love to see it from another person’s perspective 🙂