I’ve now been to Paris twice. My first experience wasn’t my favorite – the city of lights didn’t win me over, it didn’t impress me with its history nor its beautiful architecture. It was just another capital city filled with tourist traps and hidden gems if you looked hard enough. Just like every other city.
And while the first time was nice with the people I was with, when I left, I didn’t feel like I’d ever go back. Until we made plans for July.
With my two best friends living in Brussels and a small French town in the middle of nowhere, and me in Madrid, Paris was a comfortable place for us all to meet for a cheeky five day reunion.
We made the plans, rented our Airbnb, and all arrived on July 1st. And while the city itself still hasn’t captured my heart, this second experience with these two had definitely left me with more fond memories to carry with me for my lifetime. We mostly stayed in our apartment, sipping on coffee, fanning ourselves to cool off from the 40C temps, and sharing stories, debating, and watching silly videos.
The snapshots below are nothing special photo-wise, but I know the moments, I know the silly looks and 5 hours of non-stop walking before we got to these places once we finally left the apartment. I simply add these photos to my blog for me, for my memories and nothing more.
And while I doubt I’ll ever seek out another trip to Paris, if I go back, I only hope I have as much fun with whoever I’m with as I did with these two.