I am in Paris! Finally…

Bonjour! like I said, for as long as I could read romance novels, Paris had always been my dream destination. And now I am finally stepping foot onto that very land. Have you ever felt that feeling when you have achieved something that once seemed so far out of reach? It’s like winning the Wimbeldon! Its like winning the lottery! Its a feeling you can’t really describe in words but sends you to cloud nine for days on end. That’s all I can say.

Arc De Triomphe – honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

The Eiffel Tower in my opinion is the most spectacular part of Paris. It stands at 300 meters tall and was constructed for the World Exhibition in 1889 in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. Built by the same architect, Gustave Eiffel; the French then thought it was hideous and had no individuality due to its massive steel structures. Can you believe it?

The collection of the Louvre Museum was first established in the 16th century as the private collection of King Francis I. One of the works of art he purchased was the now famous Mona Lisa painting. I’m still wondering if that is the original Mona Lisa, since it had been stolen before?

After a long day at the Lourve, we ventured for some nice French cuisine. Escargot!!! Yummy.

Behind me is the bridge of LOVE. Notice the enormous padlocks on the bridge? Couples “LOCK” in their confessions of love on that very bridge. If I were to do it, I would get one giant padlock for you my love.