My first couple of blogs will be about a lot of firsts for me because that’s my reality, I hope you enjoy!
The next European country I went to last Autumn was France. The vibe was definitely more intense than Denmark, more touristy which is alright but I personally prefer more laid back destinations. However I’m not taking any credit away from the country, it is full of amazing structures and statues and boasts a lot of vegan options which was amazing!
The Eiffel tower is such a magnificent structure, I was barely able to look all the way up without craning my neck with a very romantic feel in the evening after the lights came on around the entire tower. That moment I definitely felt the hype about Paris being the city of love. The Louvre museum unfortunately wasn’t opened on the day we went so we could only appreciate its beauty from the outside, we’ll go back one day to see the inside! Not forgetting the medieval Notre Dame church which just left my jaw gaping with all the details on its structure. So many things to take in with only a couple of hours with which to do them in.
Accommodation as well is pretty affordable if you stay in hostels which are located all around the city. Vacation doesn’t have to be about staying in the fanciest places because you could save a lot of money just by staying at hostels where the atmosphere is rather airy if you’d like to socialize or you can just laze around without feeling the need to be overdressed to live up to the standards of top hotels. However, if you do need a little time either for yourself or some private time with just yourself and your partner or even Family then yes hotels all the way.
We stayed at Peace and Love Hostel which had a relaxed vibe and was right in the city center with self service kitchen for people that enjoy being master chefs! The hostel does have happy hour almost everyday however, the rooms are located upstairs therefore you could barely hear any noise from downstairs which was amazing.
You can’t go to Paris and not see Mickey! Disneyland was the next stop with a full day planned at the amazing theme park. Goofy and I just happened to be matching, I promise I did not plan my outfit to look like his! A little stop for a vegetarian pizza and refreshments then it was back to the rides, the one I vividly remember is the ‘hall of fame’ roller coaster which had me screaming at the top of my lungs. Yes to Disney Land for adults and kids. The plan was to stay from around 10 am till 8pm when the bus would drop us back in Paris city center however, by 4pm we were well spent and opted to take the train back which was under 10 Euro’s each and ran every 15 minutes.
We took our time walking around the streets of Paris, absorbing all the amazing infrastructure and were famished by the end of the day so decided to spoil ourselves a bit by looking for a great vegan restaurant and we came across Tago Mago which is an independently run cafe with a great host, Laurent who clearly loves what he does. We could definitely feel the love that went into preparing the food. To top it all off he had an impressive selection of music and that;s the first thing we noticed walking in. Pretty chilled afrobeat music was softly thumping through the speakers and I could not help but move to the rhythm of the beat, the beer I had might have added to my jovial mood but only slightly as the scrumptious food and host already had me hyped.
It was also a perfect opportunity for me to practice my basic French but I felt really awesome trying to say a few words here and there!
So much to see and do, so the 3 days we had had to be fully packed with things to do but we had a blast, stay tuned in for the following France trip later on…. 🙂