Hello, hello, darlings! :)
I am so excited, because I am waiting for the X Factor US (season 3) finale and I hope that Alex and Sierra will win! I also think that Jeff Gutt is an AWESOME singer, but I am kinda in love with that cute couple with gorgeus voices- so yeah, Alex and Sierra are definitely my fav’. :)
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————As I promised, there will be talk about Paris today and I have a lot of photos for you, but note that they were taken with my iPhone 4s, because I don’t have a good camera and I didn’t take my Sony Camera with me, because I thought I would lose it and now I think I am stupid, because I have awful photos. But nevermind, the beautiful memory of Paris stays in my head.
I immediately fell in love with Paris- right at the time we were still sitting on the bus, trying to get to our parking spot, from which we later walked on foot to the Eiffel Tower and I spotted a cute little café and my mind suddenly went in a fairytale world, in which I am a writer, living in Paris, sitting in that café, working on my novel. Haha.
When we parked, our tourist guide told us that Nelson Mandela died yesterday (we didn’t know, because we were travelling with bus for about 16 hours straight, so we slept a lot and also didn’t have our phones turned on, of course. One girl asked “Who is that?” and I almost cried because I realized once again how stupid are some people around me. I mourned in my heart, because no one else seemed to care quite a lot about Mandela, even though he really did change the world.
When we arrived to the Eiffel Tower (let me get something clear: I was not impressed so much by the “Eiffel”, the pictures and christmas lights and all make it seem a lot prettier haha), we got our tickets and our guide said we have about an hour and a half to take pictures from the tower. I have to mention that my legs cried for help, while I was climbing the stairs haha- there are so many of them and I was soooo tired after the drive, well, we all were.
That’s the first picture I took when I already had some kind of a view:
I am not proud of the photos, I have to make that clear once again- used my iPhone 4s camera. Not that it’s bad though, it’s just isn’t… good enough to be taking photos of Paris with it haha :D
#2: Paris from the Eiffel Tower (I love the way the sun shines on these two photos)
While we were taking photos, one guy proposed to his girlfriend- but I didn’t see it haha, my friends just told me about it. I guess romance isn’t meant for me, not even to be seen :D
Later on we went to the nearest metro station (I liked the metro in London more, don’t know why though…) and before that I took a photo of the Eiffel and I even like this one… a tiny bit.
Using the metro, we wanted to get to the Notre Dame Cathedral, but… we lost one girl, she got off at the wrong station and the teachers panicked, but our tour guide found her quickly, so everything was alright. Oh, the perks of a school trip haha. And now, a photo that I actually do like:
#3: The Notre Dame Cathedral and a Christmas tree :3
Isn’t it lovely?!
After spending 10 quite minutes inside of the Cathedral (I didn’t want to take any photos, out of respect, even though all the people inside were jumping around with their cameras flashing), our tour guide said that we’ll walk to the Latin Quarter and have some free time to eat- my stomach was thrilled.
Our meeting point was… well, see it for yourself, I took a photo so we wouldn’t forget and I find it so funny hahah, because our guide said: you can’t miss it: Tunisien food place.
Me and few of my friends went to a lovely French restaurant and ordered a menu for 10 euros (you have to note that as 17 years old teenagers, we don’t have a lot of money). It was tasty, but the portions were very small- or is just that Slovenians really do eat a lot.
When I was thinking what to write about, I realized that I forgot which day we went where and so on, how’s that possible? I remember everything that we saw, but I don’t know which day. Well, I guess that doesn’t matter.
I think that the next day was the “museum day”- Musée d’Orsay and of course, Louvre. Musée d’Orsay mainly represents French art and I found it interesting- it used to be a train station! Louvre we all know and Mona Lisa… I just guess that I don’t get art, like paintings and sculptures haha. I don’t find it anything special, but it is special, just because so many people think that it is.
Later in the afternoon we had a lot of free time to eat and go shopping in the Galeries Lafayette. That’s when it all gets funny hahah. Me and three of my friends (all girls, of course, thrilled to do some shopping) went together to explore the fashion of France, but… we were very hungry, so we had to it first. We didn’t want spend much money, of course, so we just found the first McDonalds. But sadly, McDonalds wasn’t really near our meeting point and we walked for about 10 minutes to find it and later on, we realized that we don’t know anymore how to get to our meeting point, but we decided that we won’t overthink it, we still have 3 hours left to do some SHOPPING! But somehow, we managed to find the door of a Galerie, that only had stores like Chanel, Cartier, Dior… and we of course can’t even afford to buy a button from a Chanel coat, for example, so we went to another entrance and voila! There were stuff for home, like vacuum cleaners and all sort of Christmas decorations and also pipes and oh my god, my head was spinning, it was so hot, place full of people shopping for their homes and for Christmas and I was nervous because we didn’t have much time left to shop. Finally, we managed to find a normal store with actual clothes and normal prices- H&M. Of course we also have H&M in Slovenia, but it’s a lot smaller and the choice is limited, so we went all crazy and grabbed tons of stuff, waited for like half an hour to try them on and then to pay… when we realized we are running out of time (only 10 minutes left) and we have to get to our meeting point and we knew that we are not close, AT ALL. We were lost. So we called our (superkind, supersmart) guide and told him that we have no clue where we are or how to get to the meeting point and he said that I have to tell him on which street we are and I told him, he said that we have to wait in front of the H&M for him to come and get us… so we waited and he called me back, that he is in front of the H&M and he doesn’t see us anywhere… of course he was in front of the wrong H&M, so he went to the next one and it took about 20 minutes before he got to us. We found it very funny, because we were in a good mood, but when we arrived to the bus and 40 angry faces were staring at us, like: WHY ARE YOU LATE?! … well, I realized we were the only one laughing at the time hahah. Later on, our teacher decided that is absolutely necessary to see Paris at night- panoramic view with the bus. Great idea to go to Place de la Concorde, sure- we were stuck in traffic for an hour and a half. Maaaan -.^
Oh, now I remembered, one evening we went to the Montmartre hill- IT WAS AMAAAAAAAAAAZING! The view, the history of the place and the Christmas spirit- awww. It’s a shame that iPhone takes awful pictures at night, so I don’t have anything to show, so I took a photo of the internet (source: http://www.discoverwalks.com/paris-walking-tours/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/imp/impressionnists-3.jpg)
Gorgeus :) Probably one of my favourite corners of Paris and I’ll definitely go there on my own someday.
I only have a photo of me and my friends hahah, but it’s funny and awful.
Oh! Another thing I loved was the bridge with locks in Paris… I have to Google it what it’s called. Aaaa, Pont des Arts bridge, yes. That’s where my favourite photo was taken; you can see on the photo how relaxed we all were while staying in Paris–>
It was so cute when one of my teachers and her husband locked their love on the bridge! :) So many locks:
The last day was meant to go to Versailles and I couldn’t wait to see it, because I read so many books happening there and I wanted to see if it’s anything like I imagined it- it was, but still very much different. It’s a bit sad, because no one of my friends is into history, so they just rushed through all of the rooms, to the gardens. We took some photos there:
The girl in the colorful jacket shouldn’t be there hahah, but nevermind, I am not a photographer or something like that.
Later on, we got a bit bored outside, so we started to film funny videos and we were laughing so hard we even make strangers laugh out loud. It was fun, really- I love my schoolmates so much, really.
Oh, and another funny thing was… when I was in Japan, a lot of people wanted to took a photo with me, because I am a natural blonde with blue eyes and they don’t have them there hahah. I don’t find being blonde and having blue eyes anything special of course, I am not from the “Hitler circle”! :D Soooo, there was that little guy and his wife (I thought there were Japanese, but in fact there were from China), taking photos of us, while we were looking at a painting inside of Versailles… It was kind of creepy at first, but then the wife came forward and said her husband wants to take a photo with me and Urša- we laughed, but of course we didn’t say no. My other friend also took a photo, so I could show it to my dad haha:
The next day it was time to leave Paris, sadly and the fact that we had to get up at six a clock and we went to bed at 2:30 AM didn’t make it much easier hahah :D We drove for about 6, maybe 7 hours to Strasbourg and I have to say it’s even more gorgeus there, but it’s not such an iconic city as Paris.
Look at that! It’s wonderful, imagine living inside of a house like that.
After having some free time to eat (yeah, we really do eat a lot haha, every three hours, like babies), we went to the European parlament and it was really interesting there… mostly because a woman employee there LITERALLY FREAKED OUT and I thought she will beat up one of our teacher. She was screaming and cursing… Man hahah, now I find it hilarious, but we were all scared while she was having her “moment”.
Ooooh, I almost forget- two of my schoolmates (two boys) bought a baloon on the first day in Paris, a blue unicorn and they called it Zinki, please, don’t ask me why hahah. He was with us the whole time and even the teachers formed a relationship with him. It was our mascot of some kind… Okay, HE was, Martin would be offended if he knew that I used an “it” for Zinki. :D
The last day, Zinki “died” and his two “fathers” were actually sad. We all were hahah.
It was time to go home and even though I hated the thought that we have to drive for another 10-11 hours, I was not sorry at all that I was a part of this wonderful trip.
Now I can change “Visit Paris” on my bucket list to “Visit Paris by yourself”.
That would be it for today! :)
In the following days I have to report about my new superduper make-up from http://www.mojadrogerija.si and then… well, I am never out of words.
Sleep tight, my darlings, good night.