Paris – Moments that matter

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Paris – history, beauty, art, culture & fashion combined!

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Just off the flight. We were a group of 5 girls on a 2 week Euro trip.

 

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We spent 3 days in the city and were walking along some of the beautiful pedestrian ways.

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The scenic bridges connecting the iconic places. We could always see a ferry long the river at ANY point of time 🙂

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We were staying in “Plug-inn” youth hostel in a peaceful neighborhood in one corner of the city.

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This place is very close to “Moulin Rouge”, some happening pubs, and has the BEST street food. I had the BEST mashed potato here.

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Our Paris stay was heavily focused on history. On the first day, we went to see the famous Bastille Revolution place that marked France’s independence. When we asked a couple of locals about the story, they were very passionate and proud about this incident.

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We then went on to see museum of modern art which..well…looked like this. The area in front of this is the place for some amazing street performances by various musicians, dancers & street artists.

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A sample street art – “Life without art is stupid” (True that)

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Inside Modern Art Museum: I am not a great “modern art” appreciator but I found this piece amusing. (It’s supposed to be a ship if you are wondering).

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We were doing some aimless strolling on the streets and found this amazingly cute version of Gandhiji’s 3 monkeys (and cows too in the background :P)

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Another discovery on the street. Isn’t the dog adorable? (I have no clue what it’s called though)

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A few more for the sheer appreciation of beauty!

I was really curious to see what the fuss was all about about this piece. But a. when I saw the city view with river Siene from the top and b. I saw the changing lights of the Eiffel, I was a super happy kid!

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See that for yourself. We could also see all the places of significance of Paris from this point. Oh, and if you are a Dan Brown fan, you can connect so many points from the books from this place here.

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Near Eiffel tower

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And the evening walks across some super cool stores.

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Travel tips for Paris:

  • Buy the metro pass (cost us 50$ for 3 days), it’s much easier to move around the city, saves lot of time & money.
  • Don’t go heavy on all touristy places to see. Take some out for some impromptu experience.
  • Seine river cruise id over-rated.
  • For those museums/churches you plan to visit, do your research before travel.
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