In May 2015 I went to Europe for the first time with my boyfriend Tyler and his parents. We visited Amsterdam and Paris. If you haven't seen my post on Amsterdam, check it out here. I never got around to posting my photos of Paris for some reason, and since I've missed blogging lately, I've decided late is better than never. So, enjoy my reminiscing of Paris.
Palace of Versailles. The grounds were absolutely stunning,
27 Rue de la Huchette. This night we went exploring in search of some crepes. It was a very special night because I told my boyfriend I wanted to buy a Louis Vuitton handbag brand new from the boutique, and he said I should go for it. But that's another post!
Yummy macarons from a bakery down the street from our hotel.
Putting our lock on the love lock bridge.
Super cheesy, but it was a spur of the moment decision and I love these pictures.
On our last night in Paris, my mom convinced us we should go up the Eiffel Tower. Being terrified of heights, I almost backed out when we were queued up in line, but I'm so glad I went through with it. Look how stunning the view was!
If you are going to Paris and debating going up the Eiffel Tower, definitely do it! We only went to the second level, but the view was just amazing. Going at night meant the line up was super short and we didn't feel claustrophobic up there.
If you didn't know, the Eiffel Tower lights up at night and it's really pretty - this picture doesn't do it justice!
While I didn't feel as connected to Paris as I did with Amsterdam, it is a beautiful city and we had lots of fun there. My piece of advice is to rent an apartment instead of a hotel. We got an apartment in Amsterdam and a hotel in Paris, and we definitely regretted it. We felt that we were missing that feeling of living like a local and we also missed having a full kitchen! We saved money in Amsterdam by having a full kitchen, plus it was fun to buy our groceries at the Albert Heijn and make food in our little apartment. I also recommend taking a bus tour! We didn't think it was something we wanted nor needed to do since Tyler and his parents had been to Paris before. We decided to do one near the end of the trip and we all agreed that it definitely gave us more insight into the attractions of Paris that you wouldn't get otherwise. I'm sure I'll write some more posts on our travels in Europe, we're hoping to go again in 2017!
Have you ever been to Europe? If so, where? I'd love to hear about your travels!