Paris in Pictures

This past week, my two older sisters decided to make the 4000+ mile journey across the world to meet me for an adventure of a lifetime! We began our ten day journey in Amsterdam, Netherlands, made our way to Brussels, Belgium, and ended our Euro-tour in our new favorite city: Paris.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and considering that Paris has left me both speechless and enthralled, I figured what better way to detail our journey than through “14,000” words (aka, 14 pictures), plus captions! Shout out again to the world’s best sisters for joining me on this journey and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Je t’aime!

Day 1: I see London, I see France…

My sister, Alaina, “holding” the pop-up Christmas ferris wheel on our first night in Paris!
Other sisters: Go to Paris to take photos in front of the Eiffel Tower
The Ellis sisters: Go to Paris to take photos with fondue!

Day 2: We would have felt guilty if we didn’t see something historical…

Sacre Couer some 270 steps later ( and yes, I counted!)
Watched the sun set from the hilltops of Montmarte. How do you say “beautiful” in French?
Say “Fromage!”
Are these real laughs or fake laughs? The world may never know.

Day 3: Arc de Triomphe? More like Fitbit de Triomphe.

On a serious note… a tip for future travelers: It is a four mile walk along the promenade leading up to the Arc de Triomphe and it costs money to get inside… it is just not worth it.
Eiffel in love with you, Paris!
Would it be in-Seine if I moved to Paris? (Wow, these puns have gotten progressively worse!)

And on the fourth day, God said, “Let there be snails!”

Morning tea? I’ll have one of everything.
8 miles of the Louvre? What’s not to love!
Oh, hey there Mona! Long time no see.
Islamic Art section of the Louvre, 2019.
No caption needed.
Escargot? More like escar-no thank you!
The highlight of our trip: learning that Moulin Rouge is a real place and not just a movie.

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.” Thank you Paris for letting me live happy again. I’ll be back one day soon.