Versailles 

July 26, 2016

Day 5 

Today we visited the most magical place, the Palace of Versailles, the famous palace of King Louis XIV (I think). It was absolutely breathtaking! Every moment, and second in the castle was incredible, seeing the art, the themes in each room and that garden! What beauty! I felt like royalty, like a Queen walking throughout her home. 

What I would give to live a life like that. 


I fell in love with the gardens, especially with the view from the bedroom where the King and Queen of France once stood. How incredible! 


I kept picturing how it was like back then. Where royalty lived, and the members of court. Which was about 6,000 people, they were all recorded and kept for the kings sake and yet the servanfs names were never recorded. There was always about 1,000 living in the servants quarters. 


What would I give to go back and stay there, to experience living like a Queen. Walking through those gardens, were a complete dream, one that I wish I hadn’t not woken up from. 


If I felt like this seeing Versailles, I can’t imagine how I’d feel when I see Hampton Court in England. Where King Henry VIII lived with his six wives (well not only that home, they had more) 

After this beautiful day, feeling like royalty. We went back to our hostel, where we were going to go back and see the Eiffel Tower. However as we waited for the chance to go, and the Uber driver we were watching the news where there was an attack not far from Paris. Air France, also cancelled their flights, which meant we were stuck in Paris.

We decided to stay at the hostel that night, fearing being in Paris. We decided to make sandwiches, and eat chips. Which turned into a great night of joking around and eating chips. Afterwards, another girl and I, ventured to the closest souvenir store for a little shopping. It was inside a train station, due to it being a weekend. 

Luckily for us, we had the best tour director. He not only got us safely out of France, he helped keep us calm.

Tomorrow we board a train, and travel 13 hours Italy, stopping in Milan for lunch & going to our destination of Florence. 

Paris, France

July 24th 2016

Day 3

As we arrived to Paris, you noticed just how dirty some streets were, especially near our hostel. It was super far away from the center of Paris. And with everything going on in France, I felt scared and slightly unsafe. However, this was my first time being in Paris and I am not about to let the negativity of whats going on around me be the only judgement I have in this city.


For our first day in Paris, we were able to go see the most beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, which is something my Abuela would have absolutely loved. There was a part for Guadalupe, which is a saint that is very popular in Mexico. We were able to light a candle, which I did, one for my grandfather and the other for my grandmother both on my fathers side. They will always be in my thoughts. 


Afterwards, we went to a beautiful place for dinner, where I had escargot (Snails), for the third time in my life. It was delicious! So much better then the ones made in the States. Oh the garlic goodness! Afterwards we went to see the Eiffel Tower, at night! Oh the lights, what a beauty it is at night. It was completely and utterly breathtaking.


We then went on the Siene Cruise, which was purely relaxing and incredible for our first night in the romantic city. Of course, it made me wish I was there with a boyfriend (which at the time I did not have) Or have met a man in my travels to have swept me off my feet. But I made friends with a group of girls, granted we live no where near each other, and talk on occasion, I will always think of them when I think of my first travels to Europe.

I loved every second of it, the relaxation, the scenery as the night came. And then came the long walk back to the metro and the long way from the metro to the hotel.
Once we got back we had a little slumber party in one of the girls rooms where we brought drinks, and just talked but this was adding a few other girls that we weren’t close with. We got to know them a little more, which was nice to do.

That concluded our relaxing first night in the city of love.