So I recently went to the city of love – Paris! It was my second time, however it was my first ever trip abroad with my boyfriend, and I can gladly say it was one to remember. We only went for 3 days, but they were the most action packed 3 days I’ve ever experienced.
Day one –
Okay so the travelling there wasn’t as glamorous as I’d of liked it to be. Basically, our Eurostar left at 5:40am, but of course we had to grab a train to London beforehand and the last departure was 10:30pm the night before.. already sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
In total we spent 6 whole hours waiting around in the middle of the night, in the middle of London, in the middle of an empty train station.. Well, I suppose it wasn’t completely deserted, we obviously weren’t the only ones waiting to board the Eurostar. However, St Pancras International is a little more interesting than your average train station. It has some giant, freaky statues that we spent some time looking at, and there’s always the pianos. I was hoping John Legend would come back again and give us a song, but as the night went on it wasn’t looking likely.
Finally, we boarded the train and I was like a hyperactive, sleep deprived child. And just like that, I fell asleep the entire way there. It was definitely a great way to pass the time! Plus, waking up and suddenly being in a beautiful city heightened my excitement.
After figuring out how to use the metro, we made it to the hotel, checked in and off we went on our adventure. Within 15 minutes of wandering we already found ourselves at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and it was even more stunning than I remembered. I’ve been to London, New York and Paris and I can honestly say, out of the three major cities, Paris will always hold a place in my heart.
I think we did the most in the first day, walking 20 miles (according to our fitbits) even though we hadn’t slept for almost 48 hours. After seeing the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe we visited the Louvre museum which is huge! I didn’t realise it went underground as well?! But there’s always a downside of being underground with a tonne of other people, it was seriously hot and sweaty.. Niceee.
Our first day ended with a beautiful treat. The Eiffel Tower sparkling, stealing the show from the rest of the city. I had never seen it light up in person before, and it’s actually breathtaking. The camera would never really capture what I was seeing or feeling right there at that moment.
Day two –
THE MOST EXCITING DAY OF MY LIFE.
I am a Disney fanatic, I cannot obsess how much I want to be a Disney princess, someone help me. Obviously we had to go to Disneyland!
We were up so early that day, we had to miss our hotel breakfast, but never mind we got to have pain au chocolats at Disney 😉 and whilst waiting for the park to open, we mooched around the Disney village and I bought the 25th anniversary Minnie Mouse ears, so you know my day was already made. But it got better and better.
It’s so worth going, even though it was quite expensive, we certainly got our money’s worth. Not only did we get to go on the rides, but there was a theatre performance, the parade and of course the main event, the 25th anniversary illuminations, which were out of this world – every Disney lovers dream come true.
Admittedly we did sit on the floor for almost 3 hours waiting for the fireworks to start, but after waiting 6 hours in a dead train station, what was 3 more hours anyway? It was worth getting right at the front. Best seats in the house if I do say so myself. It eventually started and was on for 30 minutes and I filmed the entire thing! Projected upon the castle was Disneys best movies, like The Little Mermaid, Lion King and Frozen, along with a water show and firework display.
Most magical night ever.
Day three, the last time I’ll see Paris for a while –
We finally got some down time, some time to do a little window shopping. I say window shopping because we did have the intention of actual shopping, but nothing quite shouted out to us. Nevertheless, it was a lovely way to spend our few remaining hours. Also the weather was absolutely gorgeous, we couldn’t have asked for better.
There was just one last thing on our list to do. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I do believe we left the best till last (best out of the sight seeing by the way, obviously it couldn’t beat old Walt Disney and his magical land).
I had done this the first time I went 5 years ago but it still managed to surprise me, how high it was, how far you could see out, and the teeny tiny little ant people on the floor below.
It was like a final goodbye to my favourite place. Beautiful and sad. But there are plenty more adventures waiting for us.