When we were going to Turkey, there was a lady sitting beside us in the flight. She had a connecting flight to Europe from Istanbul. When we generally queried her where all she was going to Europe, we discovered she had taken a package where she was covering 9 countries in 11 days. 9 countries in 11 days! We were really horrified to think whether it was a vacation or a marathon. But such are holiday packages. And if you are one of those who are going to Europe for a ‘once in a lifetime’ trip, by all means book a package and cover as many countries as you can. But if you want to have a relaxing holiday, get the feel of the place, do a good amount of sight seeing, and really enjoy Europe, then read this post.
We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on our last day in Paris. We experienced the most random weather during our stay but the last day was such a beautiful summer day that I decided to dress up in my most colourful summer clothes and enjoy the view of the city. We had to check out the same day so after packing and setting our luggage aside we went to see the beautiful Notre Dame Church and the Love Locks Bridge (Pont des Arts).
Food was one of the most amazing things in Paris. We explored a new cafe every single day and it felt as if they have really mastered the culinary world. And also coming from a long trip from Italy where we got tired of eating cheese and tomato sauces, this was such a welcoming change. Well, I’d give the coffee credit to Italians but rest of the things, I’d say Parisians do it better. Being vegetarian the choices were always limited but whatever we ordered was done to the T. We even had an Indian Meal (Mr. Husband was craving for it) and that was also sooo good.
In Paris, we stayed at the Ares Eiffel Hotel. Expect the location (8 minutes walking from Eiffel Tower) there was nothing noteworthy about this hotel. This was the only hotel during our trip that turned out to be disappointing. The breakfast lacked major creativity, the rooms were small and it was expensive for I don’t-know-what. The high points – the bathroom was made by Versace and the toiletries were by Hermes. loll!!
This is my last travel and outfit post from Paris. Will ask Sanjeev to write a post on ‘How to Plan a Europe Trip’. He planned everything and it was an incredibly well planned trip. :))
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Sanjeev and I had one full day for us to spend in Paris. The choice was between the Palace of Versailles or Disneyland Paris. Well!! we chose to head to Disneyland and it was one of the most fun day of our Paris Trip. Disneyland truly is the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’. There are thousand of people in the park and all you see is happiness all around. Little kids dress up as Disney characters, adults getting into their kids mode, someone buying a fluffy candy, someone getting ready to meet their fav disney character, someone taking pictures, and someone proposing to his love. Disneyland is a dream come true. If you EVER get a chance to visit this fantasyland, don’t miss it! Continue reading
This is my post from Milan and Paris. We stayed 2 days in Milan after our trip to Venice. Well, Honestly both of us did not like Milan. It came across as a bunch of huge shops and was fantastic for shopping. Go to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele beside Duomo Di Milano and you’d find every possible brand available there. La Rinascente nearby is worth checking out. That would make your day. We stayed at a very beautiful Chateau Monfort Hotel. Highly recommend it if you are visiting Milan. It is centrally located and was just brilliant in every aspect.
We came to Paris 2 days back and I am in loveeeeeee!!! :)) For me Paris is more about the people and their everyday fashion than the place itself. There is constant fashion show going on on the streets. Every person looks different and I kinda like this little wonderland. But Paris also has the weirdest weather. I have seen sun, cold, wind, storm, rain in just two days here.
We have visited Eiffel Tower many times already because it is 8 minutes from our hotel. Last evening it started raining and Sanjeev and I spent our time together just standing lazying around in front of the tower. It was beautiful. Champs Elysee, Galeries Lafayette, and Le Printemps are shopping heavens here. The Sephora on Champs Elysee is the craziest and biggest Sephora I have ever come across. We also went to Louvre yesterday and got to see the original Monalisa painting.
For me , Paris is a dream come true and I’d like to come here again and again.
More posts coming soon. Hope you enjoy the pics.
A very Happy Independence Day to all of you.
Sanjeev and I spent 3 magical days in Venice. I don’t know if words or pictures or anything can ever explain the beauty of the place. We of course wanted to cover Venice as much for you but somehow all we wanted to do was just sit by the canal and enjoy our drinks every evening. Or just move around in a boat to go from one place to another. The first day we were more on the touristy side of Venice – we moved around on water, on foot, savoured meals by the canal and enjoyed our Gondola ride. Well, I would call the gondola ride a bit over-rated but when in Venice, you MUST do it.
The second day, Sanjeev and I decided to explore the quieter part of Venice.We took a long ride by the boat and stepped out quite far off somewhere near Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel. The weather got beautiful…it rained a bit. We walked by the sea, we walked among the greens, stopped to catch the beauty of the place, had conversations and just soaked up the quite of the place. Something inside us has changed forever after visiting Venice. To an extent that we are not enjoying Milan. I mean I was dying to come to Milan and shop to my heart’s content. Both Sanjeev and I were rather uneasy the whole day yesterday.I did not even shop anything despite every single brand was right there in front of me. Sigh!!
I can’t wait to come back to Venice again. It broke my heart, man!!
Oh! we stayed at Al Ponte Mocenigo Hotel. It’s turned out to be a small home-style hotel. The best part was that it was 30 seconds away from the canal. So you could take your drinks and spend your evening lazing around by the canal. After visiting there we noticed that you could get a hotel just ON the canal as well. So if you are visiting Venice, you could check those as well. If not, I would highly suggest this hotel. They have won loads of awards and I am not even surprised. They were good!
I hope you enjoy the pics. :))