Gypsy*Friday - Paris*France

Paris...  probably the number one tourist destination in Europe... I'll be honest with you, the first time I visited I was hugely disappointed. It's pretty and all but to me it was nothing special, way too touristy, way too cold (I mean the people not the weather) and architecture wise not prettier than Vienna or Budapest. (Oh I can see the row of angry comments coming my way :) Let's just say, for me it was neither the most romantic, nor the prettiest place I've ever been to. Italy or Spain are much more my cup of tea. I've been to Paris 4-5 times though (one of my best friends lives there) and I like it each time a bit more. As soon as you immerse in the way that locals live and stop running from the Eiffel tower to the Notre Dame, you start to enjoy it much more. Here are a couple of (very touristy) pics for you. Paris is a must see in every girl's life, so don't believe me, go check it out for yourself! :)

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Juultje said...

I like Paris, but I have to agree there are other cities in Europe I love more. Barcelona, Lisbon and Florence!!

Whats your next trip gonna be?

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Oh yes... Barcelona is definitely one of my favorites... my next trip will be Egypt in July! :)
Can't wait!!!

jemina said...

lovely pictures, and yes, i found the people in paris really cold, to me italy was much better, i love rome, today i am going to singapore for a holiday, hope you'll have a grand time in egypt this july, xoxo

Krystal said...

phew, i'm glad you said something because i felt the same way my first time there! maybe there is too much hype :) but i will be excited to go back again and to just relax.

Farah said...

Barcelona by far baby!!! haha, Barcelona is our soft spot Gabby! But Paris was beautiful, I felt like it was painted, but definitely over rated! xo

Claire said...

I went to Paris with my parents for the weekend when i was about 16, i'd love to go back with my Hubbie, now i'm 'older' and could totally appreciate the whole sitting-outside-with-an-esspresso-while-looking-cool lifestyle :)

Renata said...

I love Paris.It's one of the my favorite cites.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i've been to Paris when i was 18 - i'd love to go back now - where i have a TOTALLY different perspective on things :o)

*kiss kiss*
Happy Weekend
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

εFFε♥ said...

Love your pics!
Paris must be wonderful..I'd like so much to visit it and I hope to do it as soon as possible!
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Jammer said...

I've never been overseas but Italy (Florence) and Spain are the first 2 on my list!

Mary said...

Lovely pictures! I enjoyed Paris a lot! BEST chocolate croissants ever ;)

Delightful Bitefuls

C'est La Vie said...

this is a must for me that's for sure!
i've heard mixed things about it. some say the people are so nice! others say they are just so cold and rude! i'll have to see :)

Kristen said...

have to say, i king of agree. Although to be fair, it was freezing in paris while i was there.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

cute photos!

i have to agree, the more eastern european cities are much more my speed. and florence. OH, florence. ...sigh...

BarelyVogue said...

I totally agreewith you. I love Paris and went there for our honeymoon as much as we loved it we hated the people their. Esp living in US you get used to people who are super friendly.
keep in touch!

Marcie said...

Looks like you had fun. I agree about the cold people. The don't seem to like Americans.

Have a great weekend!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore Paris...so much!!! Possibly because I have a bunch of friends there and I feel very good in the city... We have a few of our favourite spots where we always go and those are not the typical touristy spots...Those photos are very cute :)
Hope you had a fun day and wish you a wonderful weekend sweetie :)

Gwen said...

*sigh* someday :)

Farah said...

Gabby I saw this and it completely shouted out your blog!!!



La pépite modeuse said...

Wonderful pictures in Paris :)
Kiss. and enjoy your trip !

Anonymous said...

I love Paris -been there 3-4 times, while I was living in Brussels- but if I had to chose the one city I'm absolutely head over heels with, I'd have to go with Rome!

Barcelona seemed very nice, too -from the little I managed to see in the short couple of days my first visit lasted. Definitely another place I'd like to go back to for more...

Ps. Fantastic -4th- photo above, btw! Just love the way those big eyes peer @ you from the side of the river bank...A clever interpretation ;)

Allergic to Vanilla said...

Heading to Paris in a few months...I can't wait! I prob won't be doing much relaxing in the big city. But we are hoping to cope with the stress by spending a few days in a beach town bordering France!

Any fave spots in Paris, I should check out?!

xo Carlina

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