I remember the weather was nice despite it being so cold - I wasn't used to 7degC-at-noon days. I remember the long French bread that sticks out of the paper bags of grocers, and the wonderful cobblestone roads.
I remember we stayed at probably the best aparment Paris can offer - not because it was extravagant or anything of the sort, but because it was with a very accommodating French lady lawyer called Marie. She was our gracious host during our stay in Paris.
If you're interested in finding places to stay in Paris, check these out too apartment cannes and apartment venice. Venice, of course is in Italy, and will be the topic of another post!
Six layers of clothesI remember getting coffee at a French coffee shop while waiting for our hosts to arrive. At that time, it felt like I splurged on my coffee cup haha.
I remember wearing 6 layers of clothes because I didn't have any "winter clothes" and it didn't make sense to buy some - we were going back in Manila in a couple of weeks after that. I wore 2 shirts, 2 sweaters and 2 jackets. :)
I remember taking a shower and almost screaming at the cold as soon as I turned the hot shower off. I seriously had to turn the shower back on...
Pinoy in ParisI remember the feeling I had when I first saw the Eiffel Tower. I was giddy with excitement and I couldn't understand why. :p We didn't get a chance to go up the tower though - the line was really REALLY long, and we needed to go and cover more ground because we had limited time.
I remember I wanted to have my photo taken touching one of the legs of the tower but before we could take the photo, a French policeman asked us to leave the area. :p
I remember standing on an island in the middle of two busy streets just to get this photo of the Arc de Triomph. Haha! You can see a truck on the right side of the photo. :p
I remember wanting to burst into song at the sight of the Notre Dame Church, and wondering if they really had a Quasimodo ringing the bells. Lol!
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