Paris Day One: Exploring the city

Paris Visit holiday Champs Elysees Arc de Triomph Exploring the city3 am. The alarm goes on: it’s time to wake up, it’s time for our holiday! We quickly wake up and get ready for the flight. We arrive in the train station, as we need to take a train to the Airport. Dan goes and asks someone when is the next train. He tells us to go to the wrong platform. Did we miss the train? Of course we did! Was I angry? A little bit. So here we are, running like crazy at 4:30 am in the morning. We finally get to the airport (in time). Once on the plane, we take out our guide book and start planning our first day in Paris. For the first day we chose to explore. We chose to walk around the city, stare at the beautiful architecture and tick off some of the main attractions from the list. This was our journey:

We took the metro to Champs-Elysees Clemenceau and walked around until we reached the Arc de Triomphe. After that we took a boat trip around the Eiffel tower and the two islands: Ile de Cite and Ile St Louis. On our way we stopped at Notre Dame, but it was too busy so we didn’t go in. Our evening ended with a great feast from Laduree, a popular location for those who love desserts. I’ll show you now some photos of our journey and some ideas and tips about the things we’ve seen.

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3 dimineata. Alarma suna: e timpul sa ne trezim, a sosit ziua cea mare, mergem la Paris! Repede ne ridicam din pat, ne pregatim si suntem gata de mers la gara. Trebuia sa luam un tren pana la aeroport. Ajungem la gara si tipul de la informatii ne trimite la platforma gresita. Fugim repede sa realizam ca nu suntem unde trebuie. No hai, fuga inapoi la platforma care trebuie. Trenul deja pornise. Normal ca l-am pierdut! Asa ca asteptam urmatorul tren… Se putea sa nu fie cu peripetii? Nu, asa e mai interesant! Amandoi am rasulftat usurati odata ce-am ajuns in avion si repede ne-am luat cartea cu Paris, sa ne planificam ce vom face odata ce ajungem in oras. Pentru prima zi am ales sa ne plimbam mai mult, sa vizitam cateva obiective la care nu trebuie sa stam la coada. Aceasta a fost ruta noastra: Am luat metroul pana la Champs-Elysees Clemenceau. De-acolo ne-am plimbat pana am ajuns la Arcul de Triumf. Dupa am facut o excursie cu barca pe langa turnul Eiffel si cele doua insule: Ile de Cite si Ile St Louis. Pe traseu ne-am oprit si la Notre Dame insa era prea aglomerat si nu am intrat. Iar ziua s-a terminat cu un ospat de la Laduree, o cofetarie populara pentru iubitorii de deserturi. Urmeaza sa va arat traseul parcurs in poze, iar apoi sa va impartasesc cateva idei si sfaturi despre ceea ce-am vazut. 

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The boat trip is a must do! You get a guide who tells you a bit of information about the surroundings. It took approx one hour. It was a great way to enjoy the city while relaxing a bit, or sleeping (in Dan’s case). But don’t worry, he didn’t miss much. I quickly woke him up with my constant enthusiasm: “look there, and there, and there!”. Price: 15 € / person. 

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Recomand cu tarie excursia cu barca. Dureaza aproximativ o ora, are un ghid care descrie in cateva cuvinte importantele cladiri pe langa care trecem. Interesant si interactiv! E o ocazie perfecta de-a vedea mai mult din Paris si e foarte relaxant in acelasi timp. Iar in cazul lui Dan, e o ocazie perfecta de-a trage un pui de somn. Dar stati linistiti, ca n-a apucat sa doarma mult cu mine langa el, extrem de entuziasmata: ” Oa, uita-te la aia! Si la aia! Vai, ai vazut aia?”. Pretul excursiei: 15 € / persoana. 
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It’s no wonder why Laduree is so popular. They are extremely delicious! And yes, perhaps their marketing strategy has something to do with it as well. Their packaging is amazing. Every single detail, every single piece of macaroon looks flawless. There are more Laduree shops in the city, but my favourite location is the one on Champs Elysees.

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Nu degeaba sunt populare deserturile Laduree. Sunt dementiale! Si da, poate si marketingul are de-a face putin (mai mult) cu asta. Accentul pe care-l pun pe ambalaj e incredibil.  Am vazut mai multe locatii insa preferata mea e cea de pe Champs Elysees: totul e…intr-un cuvant: grandios! Pretul e si el… grandios! Dar sunt delicioase. 
Paris Laduree dessert

Next: Paris Day Two: The Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur, Moulin Rouge.

♥ Andra

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Travel look: the chic playsuit

playsuit Miss Selfridge Holiday ParisI have started to make a list of what I’m going to wear in Paris. It’s still incomplete, but the concept is simple: comfortable and chic at the same time. Because we had a great Sunday today, I wanted to wear the playsuit I recently bought from Miss Selfridge. And yes, I’ll take it with me on holiday, it’s so comfortable! But the main thing that I wanted to have with me was the backpack. I was looking for one for a while. When I travel I have to have in my bag a bottle of water, napkins, a snack, my camera, my passport, a map.. too many things for a bag! This way, I don’t care how heavy it is, at least it’s easier to carry (and pretty too!). I wanted something simple and white so it goes with anything. And I found the perfect one at New Look. Now I just need to start packing and get ready. I can’t wait!

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Incet, incet am inceput sa-mi fac lista pentru Paris. Mi-e greu sa ma hotarasc dar stiu sigur ca vreau ceva cat mai comod dar chic in acelasi timp. Azi am avut o duminica insorita, asa ca am putut sa ma imbrac mai subtire si-am ales noul playsuit cumparat de la Miss Selfridge. E o firma din UK foarte faina, din punctul meu de vedere. Am ales sa iau cu mine playsuitul si in vacanta; eu zic ca e la fix! Si tot pentru vacanta am cautat de mult timp un rucsac. Nu stiu voi, dar eu cand vizitez un oras trebuie sa am la mine o sticla de apa, aparatul foto, o harta, niste servetele umede, ceva ciocolata sau un sandwich … si toate astea sunt prea multe de carat intr-o geanta. Asa ca am vrut un rucsacel mai elegant, cat mai simplu, alb, care sa mearga la fix cu toate tinutele pe care le voi purta. Am gasit unul perfect la New Look. Acum ramane doar sa-mi fac lista de bagaje si sa incep sa impachetez… abia asteeept! playsuit Miss Selfridge Holiday Paris

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Playsuit – Miss Selfridge

Backpack – New Look

Cardigan – Made by grandmother (or grand grandmother)

Shoes, Sunglasses – Primark

Necklace – Persunmall

 

♥ Andra

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