LOCKING HEARTS IN PARIS
For the ultimate getaway, Christian and I decided to visit Paris, France. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have the time of my life. Paris is indeed the city of love. From the moment you get off the plane, it is evident Paris never disappoints.
It’s so exciting to be in a new place, it’s even more exciting when that place is Paris.From the airport, we took a ride in one of the city’s vintage Citroen convertible. The driver wore this stripped shirt and was probably one of the most friendly people we met while there. The city is magnificent; from the architecture, the wonderful well kept gardens, to the cosy outdoor cafes and thousands of stores that are a delight to shop at.
The first place we went to was the Eiffel tower. Being in Paris, this is obviously the number one place you’d want to visit. The view of the city from the first and second floors is breathtaking. We then took a lift to the top of the tower where the floor is transparent. This is a perfect way to get your adrenaline pumping especially if you’re afraid of heights. The view from the top is incredible, especially at night. The city lays out before you with such effortless beauty.
If you ever visit Paris, especially with your partner, you should definitely take a walk along the Siene. Even better, make sure you tango beside it. We met tango enthusiasts beautifully dancing and decided to join in. As terrible as we are at dancing, it was a whole lot of fun. Like all couples who visit the city, I dragged Christian to one of the bridges on the Siene to lock our love ; we weren’t going to let that chance slip through our fingers. (When in Paris, as well as many other cities in Europe, it is customary to put a lock on the bridge to signify your love for one another.)
The Luxembourg gardens in Paris are a must see. The flowerbeds, the Medici fountain and the ponds will just blow your mind away. A walk through the garden hand in hand with Christian felt heavenly. The serenity is incredibly calming. Christian decided to surprise me by taking us out to dinner at a restaurant in this hidden passage on Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine. It’s very easy to miss. A simple quite dinner sampling pasta is one of the most romantic things you can do while in Paris. The flamboyant night was a delight especially while sipping French wine.
To end the our stay in Paris, we took a trip to the Temple of Love. It’s built on an island on a lake in the Bois de Vincennes. Watching the sunset from there is magical. The island itself gives you the feeling that you’ve traveled back in time to Shakespeare’s era making it romantic as it gets. Paris is the best idea for any couple seeking to rekindle that spark. Believe me, a trip here will leave you both drunk with love.