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Je parle français un petit peu!

If you think 7 days is not enough to see the entire Paris, then you’re absolutely right. When I go on a trip to a place I’ve never been to before (and Paris was a place like that) I have two visiting strategies:

1. I’m taking it slowly, wandering around the town and chilling in local cafeterias.
2. I’m going completely insane about seeing ALL the landmarks and I run from one place to another, 10 hours a day.

Both ways are equally enjoyable for me, but since Paris is the cradle of great art and most recognizable buildings in the world, I chose option 2. How did it go? Here’s the list of places I’ve managed to honor with my time and attention: Disneyland, Versaille, Norte Dame, Saint Chapelle, Consiergerie, Catacombs, Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Triumphal Arch, Champs Élysées, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Museum d’Orsay, Napoleon’s tomb, Pere Lachaise, La Cinémathéque Française, Sacre Cœur, Museum of Salvador Dali, Moulin Rouge and Cartier’s exhibition in Grand Palais (for which the line was so long during the day that you had to wait two hours just get the tickets! Luckily, the lady at the entrance instructed us to come back two hours before closure and we waited 20 minutes). Those seven days were absolutely crazy, but fun as hell (and just imagine how educational at the same time!). The wine was cheap, the metro tickets were rip-offs, the frozen lazagna on the balcony of our tiny, little apartment was truly romantical, especially eaten on Valentine’s Day. Perfect, you could say, a perfect trip!

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Best €9 ever spent… seriously, it tasted like love.

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Now that I’m looking through the pictures – have I eaten anything else but sweets for the past week?…

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Going a bit crazy with my friend at Le Café des Chats – a heavenly place where you drink coffee and play with cats (yes, real cats) at the same time!

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Ultimately weird art from Louvre…

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…aaand from Pompidou.

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Got a bit carried away while trying to strike a pose that says “intelectual and amazed” (and then with all the filters – it was just too easy…).

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The color for this sofa was chosen from Elsa Schiaparelli color samplers! (museum of Salvador Dali)

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La Cinémathéque Française, building designed by Frank Gehry himself!

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And of course – the Cartier exhibition!

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And the most mundane problem of all trips – how do I pack all my stuff back into the suitcase?…

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That would be the end! Thank you my friends for amazing week – Karola for sticking with me and the cuckoo sightseeing plan, and Paula and Tyka for insisting on doing something else as well, like for instance drinking wine and relaxing 🙂

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Disneyland redefined

When the budget is low and the need to buy something new becomes desperate, we all know what to do. We shop at second hands, and I am no exception. Of course, the clohes are only relatively new, but if you don’t mind spending one of your mornings on doing the search properly, you won’t come back home disappointed.

That’s what I decided to do when I had a day to spare after Coke Live Music Festival. My newest revelation is the Disney Original jumper with Mickey Mouse – I don’t think it’s actually ever been worn and it costed me 3 cheeseburgers at McDonald’s (I sort of like to change prices into the amounts of food/drinks I love – it helps me realise that I really wouldn’t have spent those money on anything better, I mean, McDonald’s – seriously?…).

That’s what it looks like:

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And the happy face 🙂

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Just to clear my conscience – this jumper wasn’t really found by me, but my friend who I went to the second hand shop with. If you’re reading this – I owe you one!

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