As I have mentioned before, our honeymoon started in Paris. We have been there in December and fell in love with the city, despite the cold, and wanted to go back. This time without the rush of seeing everything. We have been to the Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay, Pompidou center, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, l’ Arc de Triomphe and the like. We have even gone to Cefes de 2 Moulins, where Amelie was working. So we have done a lot of walking and sight seeing the first time. Now it was time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the city.
What follows is a photo set of the few pictures we took of the city, that do not include us. I think they will result into a huge urge to book a ticket and just jump on the next plane to Paris. One note about that: we went to Paris by bus from Rotterdam, paying 9 euros per person. It was an 8-hour ride, but not as tiring as it sounds. The weather was good and the bus made enough stops, so we definitely recommend it, especially if you are not going to Paris just for a weekend, but you have a few more days to spend there.
Now, the room was expensive (for our budget, at least) but it was our honeymoon so we decided we deserved it after all the wedding preparations. It was fun to live in a place where we needed to enter two codes for the doors to open. The neighbors even had a party in the courtyard the evening we arrived, but we were to tired to join, plus we wanted some time on our own, after spending many days with all our guests.
Ok, enough with the apartment. Let’s go outside now. It was sunny almost all the days we were in Paris and the temperature was around 25-27 C, which is the ideal weather, if you ask me.
And these are all the pics I could find without the non-hip hippies in them. I think they are enough though and they give quite a good idea of how Paris treated us this time. We love walking and Paris is very easy to explore this way. In December however my nose was frozen and I wore all 3 pairs of tights that I had brought with me, the one on top of the other, in order to keep warm. So I think that going after April is a good idea. If you manage to combine it with a concert, like we did, even better!
Why traveling is important
- It is important because it expands time. When you travel and explore the world around you the days seems bigger, as they are full of new experiences.
- It is important because it feeds your mind and soul with new images, smells, sounds, tastes, emotions. Feeding your soul is important. If you let it starve, you die inside. Not good.
- It is important because it helps you see more clearly what is wrong and what is good about your homeland, or the country where you stay. It might also give you ideas on how you can change things.
- It is important because, if you allow yourself, it gives you the opportunity to forget your “real” life and all your problems and live a new life for a few days. This can be extremely rejuvenating.
- It is important because it pushes you out of your comfort zone and that is where all the great things happen.
- It is important because it can create amazing memories, that help you survive the winter and dark ages of any kind.
So do pack your bags!
P.S.: If you want to use any of the photos, feel free but please do link back to the non-hip hippies. Thank you!