15 April 2014

Paris ● by Jon & Jess


Folks, we didn't think it was possible, but we actually underestimated how completely awesome Paris is. 

We've been wanting to go to Paris for some time now and, after a failed attempt at Jessica's birthday, our two year anniversary seemed like the perfect time. Now, despite being VERY excited about it, we both previously thought Paris was a bit overrated (after all, very few things in life should warrant the kind of Pinterest real estate that the Eiffel Towel takes up).  But, after spending the weekend exploring and soaking up all that this city has to offer, we are officially in love. It more than lives up to the hype. 

We were a bit better about video then actual photos on this trip... but here are a few of our favorites:


The things that surprised us most about Paris: 1) It's super clean, 2) Everything along the Seine (from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower) feels super open and spacious and 3) How friendly everyone was (except when you have to use the restroom, when they all turn in to miserly toilet hoarders). There is so much to see and experience-- its amazing!



Jess purchased a vintage brass lock (circa 1950s) and had it engraved so we we could lock it to the bridge Pont des Arts bridge near the Louvre. Tradition has it that you lock your love to the bridge and throw away the key, symbolizing that your heart is locked. 


We spent the Sunday of our trip touring three of Paris' (and really the world's) most beautiful cathedrals: Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. Luckily we arrived on Palm Sunday so there was quite a lot to see-- plus the bonus of free admission for both Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur, which will holding services in both churches when we arrived. 


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6 comments:

  1. I just found your blog off the expat blog site and I loooooove it! I'm moving to Lancaster in September for an exchange so I've been looking for blogs to follow! :) Sounds like you had an awesome time in Paris! Hopefully I have the same experience when I manage to get my booty over there! :)

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    1. Hi Kendel! Thank you so much!! I'm going to be doing a post soon about how we do our traveling inexpensively-- maybe there will be something in it that will help you hop over to Paris sometime soon :)

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  2. Je suis jalouse! Bon anniversaire de mariage!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! You are always so awesome to comment on my blog-- you're the best!!

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  3. I just discovered your blog through Her Network, and it's so cute. I'm meant to be going to Paris with my lad soon, and can't wait now after reading this post :)

    That picture with the little boy exposing his arse is hilarious!

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    1. Hi Chynna! I didn't even know I was listed anywhere on Her Network-- what great news!! I hope you you get to enjoy Paris soon, it really so so lovely :)

      While we were following behind the little boy he dropped something and his dad spun around. It was SUPER awkward because Jon was making a weird face, I was filming it, and we all almost slammed in to each other. It made the whole thing that much more funny!!

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