Paris is such a wonderful city. You get to see so many amazing things and people that you hardly know where to look. In the subways, you keep your eyes down and averted from most people because you never know who the crazy ones are. When you're out on the streets your eyes are all over the place looking at the quintessential Parisian architechture and imagining women in huge bustle skirts swishing by in grand carraiges or carrying perfect little parasols.
A lovely cup of cappucino
I wish I knew more of the smaller less touristy areas of Paris in order to really soak it up without all the hype. But the funny thing about Paris is that even if you're in the midst of a high traffic area the city kind of manages to make you feel apart of itself and not just a visitor. At every cafe you're met with a smile and a "Bonjour" and it just makes you feel welcome. At least that's the impression I got on both of my visits.
All in all it's a must see city if you ever get the chance, there's absolutely nothing like it. Being stationed over here in Germany has afforded me some absolutely wonderful opportunities for travel that I am so thankful for. Being able to say I spent my 30th birthday in Paris is simply amazing to me.
I hope to post more about my travels and our future trips more as the summer goes on. We've already got a trip planned for Rome and one for Barcelona that I am very much looking forward to. Since I've already made one post about Paris, I won't go on and on about it in this blog, but I will post more soon!