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Giverny: Monet’s Garden

Giverny: Monet’s Garden

                    For our first stop outside of Paris we went to the beautiful Monet’s Garden in the town of Giverny. Even though it was chilly there were still plenty of flowers that had bloomed in the garden and it was so beautiful to walk through. I am not a huge fan of poetry but that garden and those flowers made me want to compose a poem. It is clear to see…

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A Parisian Night: Latin Quarter

A Parisian Night: Latin Quarter

Before embarking on our tour, we had one more night in Paris. I discovered new loves for the city, like that ice cream car and the Late Quarter. I made a mental note to explore this area more, the next time I find myself in Paris. I also made a note to eat more cheese plates because they are amazing!

A Rainy Day in Paris

A Rainy Day in Paris

After I completed the 2 week program I decided to stay an extra week and go with Cosmos Tour Groups on an adventure in Northern France! ! I had planned, when I arrived in Paris, to spend the whole day exploring but since I was up at 5am, by the time I got to Paris I was very tired and decided to take a nice nap in my hotel room. After the tour group meeting I ventured a little down the road…

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Versailles Brings Out The Princess In Me| Explore France

Versailles Brings Out The Princess In Me| Explore France

Travelling to Versailles for the first time felt like a dream! It is so beautiful and walking through the halls with all of the gold, marble, tapestries, and artwork I felt like a Princess (one surrounded by a billion people pushing and shoving). Yes there are a lot of people who go to Versailles and it takes someone with patience to endure the endless amount of pushing from your fellow tourists but all in all it was worth it.

The Beautiful Chartres Blue| Explore France

The Beautiful Chartres Blue| Explore France

  A little day trip from Pairs to Chartres is well worth it. Even if you are not into Cathedrals, the town is a nice little getaway from the busy streets of Paris. Also strangely our train from Paris to Chartres did not have a machine or person that checked the tickets and our tickets were good for two months.

Walking My Way Through The Streets of Paris and Climbing Up The Eiffel Tower| Explore Paris

Walking My Way Through The Streets of Paris and Climbing Up The Eiffel Tower| Explore Paris

                If you are going to be traveling around a major city like Paris or London I recommend getting a Metro (Paris) or Oyster (London) Card. It is significantly cheaper and easy to use once you’ve been on it a couple of times. Another option is the hop on/hop off bus, which brings you around to all these places and when you want to you just get off and then catch the next bus when you…

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Discovering My Love of Mesopotamia Art at the Louvre| Explore Paris

Discovering My Love of Mesopotamia Art at the Louvre| Explore Paris

                  The Louvre is a very large museum, with many exhibits and floors of art and sculptures. I went to most of the exhibits, after all it was my first time in the Louvre and I wanted to experience all of it. After walking to the Louvre from the hotel (about a 30 minute walk) I waited in a very long line, in the rain. Luckily I brought an umbrella and it wasn’t raining…

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Arriving in Paris and Staying at Hôtel Peyris Opéra| Explore Paris

Arriving in Paris and Staying at Hôtel Peyris Opéra| Explore Paris

We took the Eurostar from Rotterdam to Paris Nord. That train was crowded! Which I think it normally is, especially in July.  Even though there was assigned seating, people just sat wherever they wanted. However I did not stay sitting for long. An announcement came on to tell us that at the stops, people may come on and seal our bags. This was enough to instill panic in me. I did not want to lose our luggage so whenever the train was coming…

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