STARTING THE NEW YEAR IN PARIS

Dear Saar R., and Tegla,

How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine was pretty chill. A friend of mine came over and we just had dance parties and ate tons of food. This was totally fine since the next day I would be taking the Thalys to Paris. Of course, we all slept in, which meant that I had to pack my suitcase super quickly, and forgot everything.

Taking the Thalys is really nice. We got in the train in Rotterdam and around four hours later we were in our lovely Parisian hotel. I was still really tired of last night, so I took a little nap before going to dinner. That evening we ate in a really cute, truly Parisian, restaurant. After a really nice meal, it was time to go to bed. We had a big day ahead of us. I do not know what it was, but all three nights in Paris I had such trouble falling asleep. It must have been the excitement of being in such a great city.

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The first day we mostly did a lot of shopping. I bought the softest pyjama, and lots, and lots of sweaters. You know when you are hungry and you go to the supermarket, and buy way to much food? I think the same thing goes for being cold and sweaters. I do not know why, but even in the winter I have such a hard time letting go of wearing dresses. I guess that is why I am always cold. We also visited the Louvre, which is really nice but it was incredibly busy.

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The second day we visited some places that I really wanted to see. We went to the Rue Crémieux, and we saw this really great park that was basically hovering above the city. On both of these I will elaborate in my Paris hotspots post. We also did a bit of shopping at the Champs-Elysées, but in my family’s case this mostly means looking at cars and going to the men’s department.

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The third day we went to the Centre Georges Pompidou, which i loved. I am a big fan of modern art, and this museum is full of that. When it was time to go home, there was a big surprise. Turns out my dad had gotten us first class tickets back, which meant the comfiest seats, and we even got a lot of food and drinks.

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Paris always has something magical to me. Even when it is this cold, there is nothing to warm you up like beautifully decorated stores and a Nutelly crêpe. I have been to this city many times, but I will always be exited to be back there.

Love,

Saar

 


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