Paris Adventures – Feb. 5

Hey guys,

So this weekend I was in Paris, (how crazy is it to say that?!), and it was by far one of the coolest things I have ever done. The city is beautiful and had so many cultural details to it that I will never forget.

The weekend started with going on a boat tour throughout Paris on Friday night. While on the tour we got to see the Eiffel Tower light up when it turned dark, and that was honestly the best way to have started that trip. Watching all of the lights, and being on a boat… on a river… in Paris… I feel like I’m living in a dream right now. (S/O to my mom and dad for making my dreams come true)

On Saturday we got to go to Notre Dame and walk around the inside, and that is by far the most beautiful building I have ever seen in my entire life. There was a service going on right in the middle of the cathedral as we were walking throughout it, and that was so cool to see, even though I had no idea what they were saying… but I honestly think that was what made it so cool. I’ve been to so many different church services throughout my life, the last few years especially. But, all of them have been in the U.S. So experiencing that in France, half way around the world from what I’m used to… it was beyond description. No matter what your religious beliefs are, I have a hard time understanding how someone could not see the beauty of what was happening in that church on Saturday. Words cannot even begin to describe it.

Saturday afternoon I spent 5 hours at the Lourve. A little bit of backstory on the Lourve… there was a “terrorist like attack” that happened there on Friday morning when we were on our way to Paris. The museum was shut down on Friday, and we were starting to get worried that we wouldn’t be able to go… Well, that, and we were a little bit of afraid considering the fact that we were going to be staying in a city that just had this attack. But nonetheless, I got to go to the Lourve, and it was three floors of fascination. I love going to museums and seeing pieces of art, artifacts, mummies, etc. I think it’s so cool. The Lourve was all of the museums I have ever been to before x100. We were at the museum for 5 hours and I don’t know if we even saw half of all it had to offer. I did manage to get a picture with the Mona Lisa though, so I can now check that off the bucket list.

On Sunday we went up to the Basilica du Sacre-Coeur… aka the church that overlooks the entire city of Paris. Words will never be able to begin to describe how amazing that view was. It was breathtaking. I also had this hot chocolate on Sunday that was literally liquid chocolate and it may have been the best thing I have ever had in my entire life.

So as if you couldn’t already tell, I’m in love with Paris and hope to someday be able to spend more than three days there so that I can see everything that I wasn’t able to see this weekend.

It’s now Monday morning and I’m back at school for a 7.5 day of class. On Wednesday, I will have been here in London for an entire month. I don’t think it’s set in yet that I’m living in London. I feel like when it does finally sink in, I’ll have to go back to my real home in Minnesota.

I should probably go do some homework now, but I attached some pictures from my trip to Paris down below… otherwise just check out my Facebook to see some others. I did take over 400 pictures this weekend, but I didn’t want to clog up everyone’s newsfeed with that, so you can just take a look at some of the highlights.

Until next time,

Cheers, ya’ll

#jengland2017

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