It was exactly a year ago when I went for my first ever European trip (first of two on the same year). It was three years in the making. I remember I even studied French at Alliance Francaise de Manille to be able to speak the lingua franca. It was surreal yet satisfying. A boy can dream. It happened through my hardwork and perseverance. Let me share to you my adventures in Paris.
I took a flight from Manila to Hong Kong then to Paris via Cathay Pacific. I usually get good deals with a lot of airlines and I always make sure that I collect the miles to be able to fly for free next time.
I was excited to see everything in Paris. The first thing I went for? My ultimate dream: Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), which is the tallest structure in Paris. I was crying when I saw it for the first time. I can only see it before in books, in the internet or in my French book. I can’t believed it at first and tears just fell down. It was tears of joy.
The following day, I also visited The Louvre Museum. Besides art and architecture, the Louvre has many other types of exhibits, including archeology and history.
I also walked around Place De La Concorde. Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk erected last October 1836. This is also the execution site during the French Revolution.
I love going to the museum so I also visited Musée d’Orsay. It is located on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
Of course, my Parisian trip will not be complete without my gastronomic gest. Here are some of the sumptous dishes I tried in Paris:
Before I left Paris, I made sure to visit the famous Notre-Dame de Paris. It follows a French Gothic architecture and one of the best known Catholic Church in France.
Did you know that I learned French at Alliance Francaise de Manille last 2014? You can also learn Spanish in Costa Rica. It’s fun learning a new language as it might help you when you travel abroad.
Here are some of the other photos from my trip to Paris:
It was a fun experience. I’ll definitely be back to Paris in the next few years. I really learned a lot from this short trip. It will definitely have a special place in my heart.
Check out my other European related articles:
- My Eatalian Trip
- 1 euro meal at 100 Montaditos Colosseo
- “Fol” in love with popcorn
- Nutella Crepe at Le Chapeau Bistrot
- Authentic Italian Experience at Talea
- Christmas Market in Frankfurt
- What to do in Bruges (Brugge)
- What to do in Brussels
- What to do in Oslo
- What to do in Budapest
Till my next European Trip! Watch this space for more updates.
The Tennis Foodie 🙂