Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.


“My love for Paris went from flirtation to passionate affair”. This sentence hooked me, and I enjoyed reading this post till the last word. Enjoy 🙂

I remember the first time I visited Paris. It was everything I hoped it would be. Charming. Romantic. Just like the movies.

On the day I arrived I did what I normally do on the day I arrive anywhere. I boarded a red bus tour. It’s a quick and easy way to get the lay of the land to map out what you really want to do for the rest of your stay.

I ticked all the boxes on that trip. Went up the Eiffel. Ate a crêpe. Got shouted at by a local. Ate a crêpe. Got lost on the subway. Ate a crêpe. Shopped on the Champs Elysées (for a t-shirt that said “Paris”). Ate McDonalds (maybe it tastes different in Paris?). Saw the Mona Lisa. Ate a crêpe.

I left the city 5 days later with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Thinking that I had seen all of Paris. Loving…

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