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France Part 1: Paris-The City of Love

With a nervous but excited feeling in my stomach, I got off the plane in Paris and prepared for my new adventure, all on my own.

I found myself in a city filled with class, elegance, amazing culture and so much history. Each an every building has a story behind it. It is fascinating to see a city play out into a movie right in front of your eyes.

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I met my Contiki group in Paris and we spent the first night trying snails and French champagne. I, personally, did not enjoy the texture of the snails, however ,the French champagne was exquisite.

With the sun slowly starting to appear from behind the clouds the next day, we made our way up the Eiffel Tower. First stop was to the 2nd level. It was an incredible sight as you can see Paris for miles and miles. And then when we got to the very top, the view was so breath taking – like something you only see in a painting. The Eiffel Tower was definitely one of my highlights of the trip. Other amazing sights included the Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.

I took sometime to walk down the Champs-Elysee’. It is a street filled with every shop you can imagine….every girls dream! But they are mostly very high class shops and so buying anything is a bit out of the budget of a university student.

The French food was absolutely incredible. All the streets are lined with little Cafe’s that sell delicious French food, from Baguettes, filled with anything you can imagine, to Macaroons, avaliable in hundreds of different flavours.

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In Paris, we attended a Cabaret Show. It was such an amazing experience with beautiful girls that can dance incredibly. It was a fun night out and many memories were made.

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I also met an amazing Australian guy in Paris….talk about the City of Love!!

Lots of Love xxx

(Written: 02/08/2016)

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