Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sightseeing through Paris

Hello everyone!!

Brieon speaking! Today was a fabulous day for us all!! We arrived in Paris after sleeping on the overnight train. Although it was a very small space and slightly uncomfortable, I must admit it took us all out of our comfort zone and was nonetheless a great experience. I can honestly say it made us all appreciate what we do get to sleep in every night, which leads me to getting off the train in Paris. All the girls had to use the bathroom, which cost each of us 50 cents. Kelsey tried to get the most out of her 50 cents by brushing her teeth, but to the receptionist said it was inappropriate. Haha.

After getting situated, we learned the ins and outs of getting around in Paris by catching the metro train and reading our maps. We walked a little bit, and arrived at the gorgeous Eiffel Tower. We all talked about how we've seen the Eiffel Tower in movies and pictures, but being right in front of it was all so surreal!! It's so amazing and neat that such an enormous piece of landscape can draw so much attention and attract different people from all over the world.

Sam and Kaitlind posing in
front of the Notre Dame.
Later, after freshening up in our hotel rooms and catching the metro again, we had the chance to see the beautiful Arc de Triomphe and get a little bit of sightseeing and shopping done. The Ace de Triomphe was so magnificent and yet was another piece of beautiful art to catch one’s eye. We spent a little bit of time taking pictures and just taking the breathtaking image in.
The shopping here in Paris is insane. I'm a sucker for fashion, and just seeing everyone dressed in various types of designer pieces is amazing to me. All the different stores here, like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, all have special bags that are here and never made it to the U.S., so it was really neat when Deej, Kaila and I were able to go inside and just explore.

Megan, Tom and Izzy in front of the Notre Dame.
After we were done shopping, we all met at the Notre Dame cathedral. This was a beautiful sight to see with all the detail put into building it. When we finished seeing the Notre Dame, we went out for some dinner. There, people went out of their comfort zones and tried some Escargot. It was mine and a lot of the other girls’ first time trying it. It actually wasn't too bad, just had a strong fish taste to it. After eating a delicious dinner, us girls decided it was time to see what Paris is like during the night, so we’re all going to hit some clubs and celebrate one of our last nights here in Europe.

That's it for now. Until tomorrow when we wrap things up for the end of our trip!

Brieon Paige

1 comment:

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