French 40 : What we got up to in Paris

I’m posting twice in one week because well I haven’t posted anything in a while, my bad. Anyway as the title says my sister turned 40 and here’s what we got up to in Paris, you know touristy things for me and shopping for everyone else. Amongst the touristy antics we got up to; we trekked up and down all 284 stairs of the Arc de Triomphe so I could get my perfect shot of Paris.

   Trust I took a break walking up these stairs

     My perfect shot of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe(I finally got it. YAY!!!)

I didn’t take many pictures of the crew shopping so instead I will gladly share more happy-clappy- touristy shots.

Eiffel Tour

 

Louvre

 

Crepe break

 

Arc de Triomphe

Jardins du Château de Versailles AKA Garden of Versailles

FRENCH 40

So my sister turned 40 this year and she choose to spend it in my favourite place in the world…..Grand PARIS. So you know I was down. My first time in Paris was a solo trip so I was super excited to going back with some of my faves you know the Fam-bam.

Paris weather was a bit stank this time around but don’t get it twisted the magic is there regardless.

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IMG-20190926-WA0001                                              Touchdown in Paris

So once again we waited and waited and waited for the shuttle to the hotel so here’s a quick tip just take a cab or maybe try another shuttle company because Paris Shuttle was No Bueno.

Anyway back to the regular programming celebrating 40 in Paris, we checked in to our hotel, showered and hit the Champs-Elysees for supper and touristy things like navigating our metro line. The next day was my sister’s birthday so we explored the neighbourhood, lunch at Ralph’s in Paris and then we hit up BadaBoum to go check out Muzi perform.Processed with VSCO with kk1 preset

Looking fabulous at 40 and strutting her stuff on the streets of Paris

Muzi on stage at BadaBoum

Touristy Pics

I didn’t realize it until recently but I take the cheesiest touristy pictures. And for some strange reason I am drawn to buildings, I’m lowkey an architecture groupie(very lowkey).  Maybe architecture groupie is the wrong phrase actually just like taking pictures of buildings and interesting structures.

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SAM_1253  The Kunsthaus Graz or the Graz Art Museum which stands out amongst the red roofs in Graz Austria.SAM_1112MUMOK (MUseum MOderner Kunst) in Vienna

SAM_1140  My Fave The Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna)SAM_1173  The Belvedere Palace (Vienna)

  The Churches in Austria are breathtakingly beautiful

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset  This is a ride at a theme-park in Austria,  I liked it cause it looked like the cover of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album

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SAM_2637  Walt Disney Theatre in LA

SAM_2504  This was the view from our hotel in LA (Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)

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SAM_2161View from Empire State building (I told you I was a cheesy tourist)

thumb_SAM_1674_1024thumb_SAM_1669_1024thumb_SAM_1668_1024  The Quai Branly Museum, Paristhumb_SAM_1455_1024  Paris Operathumb_SAM_1467_1024  Palais Royal,Paris

thumb_SAM_1634_1024Flame of Liberty in Paris which is the unofficial memorial for Princess Diana

I Love Paris

Ever since I could remember I have been drawn to Paris, but to be honest as time went by I fell in love with the idea of it more than anything else. I avoided going there over the years in fear that it would not live up to the dream, the idea I had created in my head. But since I am in the year of yes I figured oh well Ofentse its time to take Nike’s advice and JUST DO IT and boy am I glad I did.

What I did may have seemed crazy to some… going to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language all by myself. Crazy or not I did it and loved every second of it.I would like to say for the record Paris lived up to my imagination, it was whimsical quirky and cool in other words the city version of me.

I went full blown tourist out there guys as you can see from my happy snaps:

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Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset                                                      Le Palais Royal

 

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thumb_SAM_1478_1024                                                                Louvre Museum

 

thumb_SAM_1485_1024thumb_SAM_1487_1024                                                      Tuileries Garden

thumb_SAM_1597_1024                                                            Arc de triomphe

And I fell madly in love with the Eiffel Tower day and night.

thumb_SAM_1564_1024thumb_SAM_1565_1024                                                           Sacré-Cœur

thumb_SAM_1533_1024           The stairs leading to the Sacré-Cœur

Montmartre was a workout for sure with all the stairs and everything being uphill but I did enjoy how busy and vibrant it was.

The streets were lined with artists sketching cheesy tourists like myself.

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Thank you Paris I will be back again that is for sure.20170924_135956

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