a paris icon: the eiffel tower

When one thinks of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one of the first things that most people think of. It’s an incredible icon of Paris. There were abundant reminders of this beautiful iron¬†structure all over Paris. I must admit, I probably had close to 100 pictures with the Eiffel Tower in it.

One of the memorable parts of this Paris trip was actually going inside the Eiffel Tower to the upper levels. We must have waited for over an hour, and it was a chilly night, but definitely worth waiting for the elevator. Even though we didn’t go all the way to the tippy top (someone had a fear of heights, I won’t name names), it was well worth it. Now, I can say, I’ve been inside the Eiffel Tower. On our way down, we took the stairs, and I felt so bad for the people that were walking UP the tower! At one point, I started to encourage the people climbing up. I would not recommend walking up the stairs, especially on a cold day.

The last night in Paris, we of course went back to the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed the lights while eating Pierre Herme macarons. I didn’t eat them all, and brought the remaining ones back with me to Singapore! I think the next country in Europe I plan on visiting is Spain! I just found out that one of my friends will be studying abroad there. Anyone interested?! ūüôā

Stay tuned for more posts on my summer in ny!  

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a few of my favorite things {paris}

To say that I’m a bit behind would be an understatement, but nevertheless I think it’s time to start posting my Paris pics from March, then I can post more current pics from NY. It’s hard to not fall in love with Paris after visiting. This was my second time going back (as an adult), and I felt like I could live here. Really, how hard would it be to eat delicious chocolate croissants, baguettes, and¬†macarons everyday? I loved that the¬†apartment we stayed at was walking distance to the Eiffel Tower. ¬†Every morning, we grabbed breakfast from the bakery on our street and ate on a bench at the park next to the¬†Eiffel Tower. So Paris definitely has a piece of my heart still there. Here are some of my favorite parts of Paris. Enjoy! xoxo.

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Journey to the top?

Slice of Life Entry #25

The Eiffel Tower stretches it’s hands towards the cloudless blue sky.

Long lines that snake around it’s feet.

People with cameras waiting to get to the top.

Will you take the elevator or stairs?

Expected wait time: 2 hours long.

We’ll pass.

We’ll come back another day.

We will get to the top of the Eiffel Tower!

Maybe at night?

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