Paris

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All year long I've been saving up to for this trip. When it got down to the last week it didn't even feel real. My friends and I got to the airport at 4;30 A.M. and started out for our first over seas adventure. Paris was first on our list. It started with the dreaded 13 hour flight. This was my first time ever being out of the country and I GOT MY FIRST STAMP IN MY PASSPORT. We were so excited to get out there we dropped off our luggage at the hotel and 15 minutes later we were out the door heading into the heart of Paris. We kicked off the day with walking the streets, immediately finding crepes, and seeing the Fontaine Saint-Michel. Notre Dame was next on this list. This was the most impressive cathedral we saw the entire trip. The lighting and stained glass inside was breathtaking and I wanted to sit there all day and admire the intricate craftsmanship of this monument. The next day was filled with iconic Paris monuments. The Eiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe. The eiffel tower was the main focus of the day. We toured around the front and backside grabbing lot of photos along the way. We had the opportunity to travel to the top of the eiffel tower and also have a boat take us around the river that runs through Paris and see the city at night.  The last day in Paris we went to the Louvre. I really wanted to see the Mona Lisa. It was the first on my list and you can see it in one of the photos below. The louvre had paintings as big as 20' x 30' (maybe bigger even) . We were pressed for time and only scratched the surface of this huge museum. Paris was my most favorite from the trip. I loved the people, food, and overall feeling and energy you got from the city. The architecture was incredible and I definitely need to go back soon.