DOHA – PARIS
Ah the city of Love! That is the best way I can describe Paris. You see lovers everywhere. 🙂 Public display’s of affection are 100% commonly seen amongst lovers of all ages. It was amazing, even elderly couples were seen happily together. Sadly, we only spent 3 days in this magical city, but considering my personal budget, this was plenty of time. The USD to Euro conversion is not the greatest, making Paris a very expensive city for me.
We were able to visit a lot of tourist-y places such as the Museum Louvre, the famous shops on Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomph, Notre Dame and a river cruise on the Seine River. All of which were absolutely beautiful places! There was also lots of walking, some adventures figuring out the Metro trains, and one expensive taxi ride. The food in Paris was finger-licking good. I didn’t have a single bad meal, but I also didn’t try escargot. I urge you to try a French hotdog; they are served on a delicious French baguette!
My favorite part of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. It is the most incredible structure I have ever laid eyes on. Whenever I return to Paris, I will dedicate an entire day and evening to just spending time there. Sitting in the gardens, eating some yummy food, all while gazing at the Eiffel Tower is my idea of perfection. Another impressive thing I saw was how much people enjoy being outdoors. From taking a nap in the middle of a park, to having a dance party at night along the Seine River, it is just dreamy! There is so much to discover in Paris, that I did not have time to do. However, I did love every experience I was able to have while being in town.
Packing tips for Paris:
- If you are planning a short trip to Paris (or most large cities in Europe), where you plan to do lots of sight-seeing, remember you will probably not have time to change clothes throughout the day. It is best to plan ahead for dinner or if you need a quick change, pack something light in your bag. I definitely over packed by thinking we could go back to the hotel to prepare for night time activities.
- Pack your most comfortable walking shoes! I walked more in Paris than I am used to. I packed my most comfortable pair and I still had some pain by the end of the day.
- If you hope to use the Metropolitan trains, wear comfy clothes. I preferred jeans, leggings or longer dresses, therefore my fancier clothes were left unused. My best tip is to under-pack, because if you love shopping, there will be lots of that in Paris!