[travel] Magical Paris, day 5: Palais-Garnier

Last day in Paris, already? Initially I wanted to visit Versailles, but the weather was bad and the leaves were gone. Versailles should look magnificent in any weather and regardless of leaves on trees I know, but I should save my visit to this palace in Spring, when everything is nice and green and blooming, no?

After some research, we decided to check out Palais Garnier, Opera National de Paris, as it received some very promising reviews on tripadvisor. So off we went into a luxurious shelter.

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[travel] Magical Paris, day 4: Devoted to the Louvre

Our 2 last days in Paris were, as forecasted, rainy. Convinced that we have seen the outdoor highlights of Paris in 3 days, we dedicated the fourth day to the humongous Louvre museum, and the last day to Palais-Garnier (and to watching the Hobbit…) Continue reading

[travel] Magical Paris, day 2

In a delightful contrast to the rainy Christmas Eve, Christmas day in Paris started with bright sunlight and a clear sky. The streets were blissfully free of humans until we hit the touristic spots ;)

A sunny Paris in the winter is not a common scenario, thus we were determined to make the most out of our time under the sun. Our travel plan was arranged according to the weather actually. Out of 5 days we stayed there, 2 sunny days were reserved for walking and enjoying street life, 1 for seeing Paris in the rain because Paris in the rain is also cool, and the other 2 for taking refugee in some gorgeous museums.

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[eat] And the World’s Best Hot Chocolate is…


Before going to Paris, like any first timers, I was anxious about where to chill away an afternoon the Parisian way when I came across some reviews about Angelina. Our stop at this chic, oh-so-Paris Salon du Thé was one of my culinary highlights during the whole trip. Really, just try enjoying a cup of sinfully delicious hot chocolate in such a lavishly decorated tea room on a rainy day, you’ll see why life is worth living for

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[travel] Magical Paris, day 1

I initially wanted to follow different routes to explore Paris in each and single day I stayed there; but during the bf & I’s 5-day visit to Paris, we practically strolled around the city in a circle, which allowed me to see many sights several times, just in different weathers and times of the day. We saw Paris in rain and shine, from up above and down below; we took a cruise along the Seine, and climbed the Notre Dame; we walked the off beaten track, ate baguettes, munched on macaroons, cherished every moment, and left Paris happy and satisfied.

A magical city is always a magical city.

I enjoyed every minute of Paris, and in fact, the whole trip was a major highlight during my time in Europe so far. I can ramble on and on, but for the sake of our readers, I’d just write about some glittering pieces and bits of Paris.

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