Four months into 2018 and I hadn’t travelled anywhere in France (let alone Europe). That certainly doesn’t sound like me and I desperately wanted those stats to change. So you can imagine my happiness in learning that I was going to have 10 days off in April and that happiness only multiplied when I got a call from my dad telling me how he coincidentally has a business trip planned to Europe that same week.
Deciding to make a trip of it, we chose to distribute those days between Paris, Brussels and Bruges. Even though the both of us have visited Paris quite a few times before, it had been quite a while since we visited the standard tourist spots around the capital. And so after picking my dad up from the train station (yeah I was particularly content about the switch in roles) we hopped on the metro and headed over directly to L’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, where much like most other tourists around, we had to scramble over to the middle of the ever so crowded Champs-Élysées to get that perfect picture.
L'Arc de Triomphe
We spent the next couple of days visiting some of the many tourist attractions the city has to offer, from The Louvre and Montmartre to the ever so famous Tour Eiffel. And if there is one thing that caught my attention it is that, how many ever times you’ve visited Paris, it doesn’t cease to be one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing cities out there.