Today’s post is going to be about my exciting week on holiday to Paris in August.
So I spent a week in France’s most popular city. The city of love – Paris. I went with my 2 little sisters and my dad. Here’s a mini diary entry to tell you what we got up to per day.
Thursday 15th August
On Thursday we took a plane from London’s Heathrow airport to an airport in north Paris called Charles de Galle. Due to the fact that England and France are so close, our flight was only 45 minutes. This journey was quite exciting and nerving for me because it was the first flight I’ve been on in over 10 years because I had a minor (major) phobia of planes for a while. I think this trip cured me because I really enjoyed the plane ride. London is gorgeous via the air and Paris even more so. My outfit for Thursday was really simple because I wanted to make sure I was comfortable so I settled with a Midi dress and white pumps.
Friday 16th August
On Friday, we were trying to get used to our hotel rooms and trying to make them feel a little more homely. We unpacked our stuff and relaxed a bit, watched French cartoons (Spongebob in French). Our hotel had buffet breakfast (or as they call it petit déjeuner) between 5 am – 10 am so we had to wake up early for breakfast then after brekkie we had a nap. In the afternoon we took the hotel shuttle to the Paris Stadium where we walked around a bit, took pictures and ate at McDonalds. My outfit for Friday was very bright as it was my first day out in Paris, I wanted to make an impression. I wore a Union Jack vest tee, pink skinny jeans and navy blue pumps with a black cardigan and shades. I looked like such a British tourist.
Saturday 17th August
This was one of the best days ever. We went to DISNEYLAND PARIS. We had to wake up at 5:30 am to make sure we were ready for 7 am when our car guy came to drive us to Disneyland. Unfortunately, for us, the guy came TWO hours late and turned up at our hotel at 9 am. Luckily, our hotel was close enough to Disneyland for us to not be late. We reached there just before 10 am and that’s when most of the rides began, so we were lucky. I’ll post a few pictures of the different rides we went on, things we ate and did from our day out at Disneyland Paris.
My sister and I took a picture in front of Cinderella. (I don’t know why my foot looks like that)
Walking into Disneyland. That pink castle is so gorgeous. Walked through the Alice and Wonderland maze. I hate mazes because they really freak me out but I was fairly happy here:)
The queens cards.
My dad and sister went on the Dumbo ride. I really wanted to go on it also but the line was 45 minutes and I was not ready for that, so I didn’t go.
I’m sitting on a rock. (Don’t even ask.)
On a boat ride through the different Disney animated movies. The windmill in the background is so cute.
My new best friend, Miss Chip Chipmunk. She was so cool.
My little sister and I tried on some dreadlocks at the gift shop.
This waterfall is so gorgeous.
The landscape is so beautiful here. The designers must have been incredibly talented and inspired.
I’m so proud of my photography here. It looks beyond gorgeous.
My delicious lunch at the cute restaurant in Disneyland. It had a medieval theme.
My outfit of the day consisted of a burgundy vest top, light blue quarter length jeans, navy blue pumps and black cardigan when it got a bit colder.
Sunday 18th August
On Sunday we decided to have a relaxing day, mainly because my dad was extremely tired after we’d dragged him around Disneyland all day on Saturday. We went to a Church which started at 2pm which meant we could have an incredible lie in, which also meant a late breakfast.
After Church we went to a Nigerian restaurant in Paris. This was my meal:) Jellof rice, fried sliced plantain and fried fish. Delish.
To church, I wore a burgundy peplum dress.
On Sunday, we also moved hotels because our hotel was too far from the center of Paris.
Monday 19th August
Our little bit of PARIS, as seen through our new hotel window.
On Monday, my sisters and I went exploring Paris around the new hotel.
We found a huge, old church called L’eglise Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire et le square Marmottan. (Or something like that;)
Near the church we found a mini park, which had a super cute see-saw and bench.
Then, we went back to our hotel. Our family friends in Paris came over and took us out to a fast-food restaurant in the centre of Paris called Quick. We don’t have Quick in England but it’s really similar to McDonalds.
My outfit for Monday consisted of a military-style jacket, army-style studded top, blue jeans and blue pumps.
Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday was probably the second best day, second to Saturday when we went to Disneyland. Tuesday was the day we got to see the famous Paris landmarks – the Eiffel Tower (Tour Effel as the French call it) and the Arc de Trimphe.
In the morning and afternoon, we chilled in our hotel room, watching Spiderman 3 (in English, don’t worry) and playing Connect 4 (we got both of them as the toy from a Happy Meal in McDonald’s. I love you, French McDonald’s).
You guys are so lucky. I’ve literally stopped myself from posting all the selfies I took in my hotel room. There were many. But I won’t LOL. I want to, but I won’t.
Towards the evening, we took the bus to the train station, where we took the French Metro, which is a lot like the London Tube.
Chilling at the bus stop waiting for the bus to take us to the train station, to take us to the arc de Trimphe. It was literally the longest journey ever. (Exaggeration)
That day I wore my pink skinny jeans again, pink dolly flats, a black and white vest top and a black cardi.
Eiffel tower by night – It’s beautiful. I’m very proud of my photography, right here.
The sky was getting darker by the minute, literally right before our eyes. This thing is TALL.
The arc de Trimphe – You guys really don’t understand how big and magnificent this thing really is. We could see it from down the road at the train station. And you know those dots at the top of it, yeah those dots are people. Unreal!
The sun is setting behind the Arc de Trimphe. I really couldn’t decide which picture of the arc de Trimphe I liked best. My photography game was really, really ‘En Point’ on this holiday;)
We actually went to the arc de Trimphe first, if I’m not mistaken, then had to take a different train to the Eiffel tower. The arc de Trimphe is at the end of a really, REALLY long, busy road. AND on those roads are arguably the best shopping in all of Europe. We passed car shops, make up shops, perfume shops, clothes shops, food shops, jewellery shops, all-kind-of shops.
Believe it or not, this was inside a Mercedes shop. As in, a car shop. But I saw this GORGE bag on one of the racks and made my sister take a picture of me with it. The security guard kept staring at me like I was going to steal it. He was scary.
So, when I actually stop being lazy and learn how to drive and get my drivers license, can someone buy me this car? Please and thank you :D
This is in a different car shop. I think it was Peugeot, which is a French brand.
In the same car shop. They had this really cool interactive game where you stood on these footprints and you could control what was on the screen with your body. It was too much fun.
I’m not exactly sure what this place was but yeah:) colourful.
I don’t know if you can see it properly but there are diamonds under the staircase we are siting on. This jewellery shop literally had diamonds and jewels everywhere!
On the train from the arc de Trimphe to the Eiffel Tower. At that point, I was beyond tired of walking around Paris but still in a really good mood.
Opposite the Eiffel tower was a lit-up carousel.
My caramel ice cream. Soo yummy. So, there was this cute little stall next to the Eiffel tower selling ice cream. Even though this was the best tasting thing in the whole entire world, it was ridiculously over-priced. 4 freaking euros for a scope. This ice cream better have been made by the Queen herself, for them to be selling it at that price. Oh well, I didn’t pay for it so I didn’t mind too much;)
My souvenir silver Eiffel Tower key chain, which now proudly holds my keys. It’s kind of embarrassing but this is the ONLY souvenir I got from Paris, which is pretty ridiculous, considering it was probably made in China or somewhere.
This guy and his carriage stopped at the traffic lights so I took a picture of him. He clearly didn’t want the picture, but I didn’t care. I took it anyway:)
Wednesday 21st August
As you can probably tell, I loved Tuesday. It was an eventful day. After every eventful day, is a restful day. We relaxed for a while in our hotel room. We watched Open Season 2 (in English) which we also got from McDonald’s as part of the Happy meal. I seriously love French McDonald’s, although they are a little more pricey. We actually went their for lunch (twice times in a week, very bad).
On Wednesday evenings back home in London, we usually go to Bible Study so we decided to go to a Bible Study at our family friends’ church. I wore a yellow tank top, black pencil skirt, black cardi and white pumps.
In the evening, we packed our stuff and planned our outfits for the next day because we were leaving Paris and going back to London on Thursday.
So, all in all, it was a pretty chill day. Our last night in Paris.
Thursday 22nd August
OUR LAST DAY IN PARIS.
We had to checkout of our hotel by noon. I still feel sorry for the cleaner because I know we left that room in a mess.
Other than that, Thursday the 22nd of August was the day I was meant to get my results. That was quite nerve-wreaking too. But because I wasn’t in England at the time, they had to post my results home. More about that in a different post.
So, my outfit for going back to LONDON, ENGLAND was a purple and white stripped top, black pencil skirt and navy blue pumps.
(Quick selfie right there)
OVERALL, that week in Paris was the best holiday I’ve ever been on. When I get older, and start to generate and save my own money, I’ll go there regularly. It’s a beautiful place, although not as perfect as the world perceives it. (More on that next time) I am only just realising how ridiculously long this post is but yeah, I think it’s quite interesting so forgive me. I had a great time and I just wanted to share it with y’all (I’m American now LOL).
I’d like to thank my Daddy for taking my sisters and I to Paris (Even though, all my sisters and I did was argue and bicker. We literally drove my dad crazy). I’d also like to thank our family friends in Paris who showed us the hotspots in Paris, making our holiday more enjoyable, as well as cooking up some good old hearty home -cooked meals, making sure we didn’t eat McDonald’s everyday. And also, for allowing to go to their church on Sunday and Wednesday. We really did appreciate it.
*PLEASE DO NOTE: NOT ALL OF THE PICTURES USED ARE MY OWN, OR OWNED BY ME. Most of them are but, the pictures illustrating the outfits I wore were found on Google and I DO NOT claim them as my own. However, the rest of the pictures taken were taken by me or my sister or someone who was with me at the time.*
Thank you for reading this. Literally one of my favourite posts to write. I’d love to go back to Paris.
Peace&Love. AND PARIS<3