June 11, 2018

Spring in the city of love

Paris, France
We were lucky enough to find SUPER cheap flights to Paris, and by lucky I mean that I spent over a year tracking flights for very specific dates ;). We bought our tickets in early November, and started planning. For a few weeks after we bought them, I would have vivid dreams of being in Paris, and wake up thinking I had already been. What can I say? I was very excited. I had been planning, saving and working towards this goal for 7 years. In the initial planning stages, everything was overwhelming. We started with the Airbnb. I started reading blogs, asking friends who had been, and researching places to eat. I am not much of a history buff, so I was more interested in the nature, architecture and food. I loved being in Paris for the first part of spring. All of the trees and flowers were beginning to bloom, and I was able to capture a beautiful photo of the Eiffel Tower with the Magnolia's in bloom. I will never forget how amazing hot chocolate is in Paris. Waking up in the morning and drinking some hot chocolate with a croissant and fresh orange juice was the best! If you have any questions about my trip, or would like some advice...please message me. I would be more than happy to answer all of your questions. I hope to do a more detailed post on Paris real soon. 

A few key places we visited: 
the louvre
the top of the Eiffel tower 
arc di triomphe
montmarte district
sacre coeur
palace of versailles
paris lds temple
notre dame
tuileries garden
jardin de luxemburg
panthenon
trocadero
aren't the magnoilias beautiful? 
such a fun flower market
my favorite french soda
amorino gelato: blueberry cheesecake, hazelnut & sea salt caramel
the best hot chocolate i've ever had & probably will ever have
view from the top of the tower
3rd crepe of the day - no regrets
i was so impressed with these macarons; way better than i ever imagined
palace of versailles was incredible
we rented a golf cart to explore the gardens because they are massive
paris lds temple
the beautiful windows at the temple
the louvre
the view from montmarte
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