July 11, 2016

Paris is Always a Good Idea

Ah, Paris.

I don't know what is about the city but I can't get enough. After five trips to the City of Light, I can safely say that I'm hooked. 

The first time I traveled internationally by myself was in 2007. I went to Geneva. I had an incredible time and made a lot of friends. Three months later, I was living in London, and went back to Geneva to visit them. On that flight, I couldn't help but be slightly disappointed that I was going back to a place I had already visited. I was excited to see my friends and spend the weekend in Geneva, but there was so much of the world to see...why was I going back?

I loved that second trip to Geneva. I saw more of the city than I had the first time I was there and didn't feel the need to see the sights because I had already done so. The first time I went to Paris, I was traveling in a group and was stuck doing what other people wanted to do. I had an OK time but was dying to go back. The Pilot have been there together on three separate trips, each time staying in a different area, trying different things, and getting to know the city. 

This time around, I was with my mom, my aunt, and The Pilot.

It was my mom's first trip to Paris in over 40 years and my aunt's first trip. This trip was the perfect mix of seeing things I had already seen, exploring new-to-me areas of the city, listening to my mom talk about what has changed (for better and for worse), and eating some of the best food Paris has to offer. 

I can't wait to share all of the incredible details of our trip with you! First, I need to sort through the more than 400 pictures I took and recover from jet lag! In the meantime, here are just a few pictures from the trip. 

Have you been to Paris? Where's one city that you keep finding yourself traveling to?
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

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