I arrived in Paris via bus, and found my first airbnb rather quickly, thanks to the great directions given by my host. I am getting much better at public transportation, which is great since I am getting tired of getting on the wrong bus or train. 🙂
As soon as I got to the airbnb, I met my host (who very kindly brought me a french baguette), threw down my luggage, and sprinted over to the eiffel tower. I arrived just at sunset.
The pictures don’t even do it justice. Seeing it in real life is just a surreal experience.
After the excitement of the tower, I wandered back to the airbnb to get a bit of relaxation time. I stopped at a little fruit market and picked up some clementines, grapes, and bananas for my Parisian apartment.
These little markets are scattered throughout Paris, and I get super excited every time I come across one. I found the cutest little flower shop across from the fruit market.
And of course, a chocolatiere. 🙂
The next day, I was able to wander a little further into Paris.
I made it over the Seine and down Champs-Elysses to the Arc de Triomph. I stopped at the fanciest “drugstore” ever (they were selling iPhones, nice jewelry, and had a full restaurant, but it was called the drugstore), and picked up some snacks. All vegan, of course! Yum.
Found this little gem of a fountain as I was wandering down to the gardens.
After walking all day, I went straight back to my apartment, fell asleep, and then proceeded to be sick for the next two days. I realized that I have been traveling for five weeks, and I’ve hardly had any days “off.” Lesson learned – take a break when you need it!
Following my two days of sickness, I switched apartments to a more centrally located place, took some rest time, and also took some more exploring time.
Here is the Notre Dame!
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for Paris: Part 2.
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