Just got back from Paris last night, and I know now that it really is the people that make the place! Totally different this time around!!! Paris is still as amazing as ever, but what I loved the most was sharing it with my friends!! It was so unbelievably awesome!! We took a bus down Saturday morning (which I loved, because long bus trips rule :P!!!) and we started sightseeing right away!! Day one consisted of a LOOONG tour of the Chateau Versaille, dinner, a tour of Paris by night on the bus, and a quick stop in front of the Eiffel Tower :)
Day two: Up by 7, Croissants and crepes for breakfast...très français!! Another quick morning stop at the Eiffel Tower :) , then on to the Musée d'Orsay. Many beautiful impressionist paintings (Van Gogh, Monet), but no pictures allowed :( hehe did manage to get a couple though with my fellow Canadian, Cat :) The next stop was where my dreams were realized: We ACTUALLY ENTERED THE LOUVRE MUSEUM!! We spent 3 hours there, and it was nowhere near enough, but I did manage to see the Mona Lisa, the Italian paintings, the Egyptian exhibit, the Greek exhibit, and a little bit of the African and 18th century France exhibits as well!!! IT WAS INCREDIBLE!! We then stopped at the Champs Elysées for a little shopping and dinner, and then we took a beautiful boat tour along the Seine river (my camera died as this started :( but no worries! I am stealing pictures from other people! :P) As soon as this tour was over, we had to sprint to make it on time to climb the Eiffel Tower!! ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!!! It was UNBELIEVABLE!!!
An unforgettable trip, full of unforgettable people!! Paris Trip 2011!! I love you all!! xoxoxoxoxo
p.s It's my big bro's birthday today!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!! <3