My First Time: Paris

Paris is one of those destinations you shamelessly eye for as long as it takes you to get there. Everyone wants a chance to experience Paris. The breathtaking views of the city, the historical monuments and culture aren’t just another vacation but an experience.

I was lucky enough to travel to Paris for my 26th birthday. It’s a little weird how it all happened. I’m a very big fan of Rihanna. So, when she released her ANTI World Tour dates, I spotted there would be a concert a day before my birthday in Cologne, and a day after in Paris. It had to be either or. I put it out into the universe and a few months later, I went to Paris.

Now I haven’t quite figured out traveling alone, I hear it’s worth it, so I roped my sister and two of my best friends into my plan. We stayed in the most adorable two bedroomed apartment in Champs-Elysees, that we found off airbnb. It was perfect. It being the first time in Paris for all four of us, we wanted to do everything. Visit the Musée du Louvre, Eiffel Tour and Arc De Triomphe of course, walk the streets of Champs-Élysées, experience the Château de Versailles, shamelessly eat baguettes, croissants and macaroons, have a cocktail or two, breathe in the Parisian air and share limitless laughs.

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In all her glory, The Eiffel Tour. She offered me the best views of Paris.
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Arc de Triomphe – So there were no elevators, which meant we had to climb up all the way to the top. Not quite the welcomed work out, but the views were so worth it!

Take away the Rihanna concert, who by the way had DJ Mustard and Big Sean as her opening acts, Paris was a great idea. My favourite part of the trip was spending quality time falling in love with a new city in the company of friends and family. Everything was clear blue skies! I couldn’t have thought of a better way to turn 26. I must say, it was the happiest I had been in a really long time. At some point I decided we’d all just have to either miss our flights or relocate to Paris just so I could hold on to all that happy. I can’t stop smiling as I recall us being giddy as kids every time we set out to a new destination. And the best part is, we’ll always have Paris!

My sister, the wide-eyed vlogger, put together such a great vlog of our experiences for you to watch what we got up to in Paris 🙂 xo

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At the Musée du Louvre, before we stood before The Mona Lisa.
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Outside the Musèe du Louvre and we sure do.. Oh Paris..I’m ready to go back!

PS, I’m learning french now and my Belgian tutor is quite attractive. I’m between crushing and lusting over him. It doesn’t help that its French he’s teaching me. I’ll keep you updated!

5 thoughts on “My First Time: Paris

  1. Wow! This is fantastic! Keep writing and keep travelling!! I’ve always said I want to learn French but haven’t gotten to it. Keep it up!!

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