Ohhhhhh crap! It’s Valentine day again!!
Rather than I am having a date with a cool guy, I am here writing this for you – so you know I am single *code *twink twink haha. Anyway, in celebrating this “special event” and to following the idea from Travel Bloggers Indonesia (Indonesian Travel Bloggers) to write any kind of articles by 14 tips, so I want to write about Paris! Yayyy…
Paris is such a lovely city for me. A beautiful glamour and romantic city and absolutely the place I want to celebrate the Valentine Day if I could – but, because I am still here in Jakarta, so I wanna put my memory wander to this lovely city while imagine 14 things I wanna do there (again) 🙂
- Eiffel I’m in Love
Talking about Paris, the first thing in our mind absolutely the famous iron tower which becomes the symbol of France. Eiffel tower! Here, where lots of people having their own stories. Some are sweet, romantic and some might not so good. But when I walked here, I can see the happy look in people’s face. Some people doing picnic while their background view is Eiffel Tower. Another people try their luck to be in line to go up to the top of the tower. I skipped the line cause it’s too full with people.
- Eating the Real Macaroons
Here in Jakarta, it’s kind of new trend we have in patisserie about Macaroons. But there’s nothing able to beat the feeling when I am finally eating macaroons in it’s real country! My fave are ones taste Pistachios and Chocolate. It’s a small crunchy cake that very very sweet. So be careful with your teeth if you sensitive with sweet treats.
- Take a Sip of the Best Wine
I already tried wine for some countries. But in my opinion, French’s wine is the best. Even I am not so expert of wine, but for me, wine from France is really excellent. The taste is full but not too bitter or sour. My fave wine is rose wine in the Summer and sweet white wine from Normandy. Ohh I miss it! 🙂
- Walking Your Dog Around
I am a dog lover and seeing dogs in Paris is such a good feeling. Also bring a surprise to me. Not because it’s very rare to see stray dogs – never I think. But also when I saw some dogs are very obedient their master. For instance, if they want to cross the road, dogs will stand closely with their owner. Without any tie! Then when the red light changes into green light, both of them – the owner and the dog will walk slowly to crossing the road. That’s so cute and amazing!
A smart dog played with his owner. The owner throws the ball to the pool and he just run away to get it!
- Visiting the Beautiful Garden of Versailles
If you like history, you definitely ever heard the name of Marie Antoinette. Besides all the dark story behind, she is a pretty girl who always enjoying her time in their garden. It is not strange at all, because the garden is so beautiful! It’s a huge park and lots of flowers. They maintained all the plants size proportion carefully. This romantic place must be visited if you wanna celebrate Valentine day. Perhaps when you ask someone to be your lover here, she will say yes! 😉
- Being Adele in the Bridge
Remember the song Someone Like You? No no, I don’t want to give a negative aura with the lyric. But hey, whether it’s the song about broken heart, so many people sing this song! Humming it everyday. Especially when they hear the tunes, suddenly they will follow the lyric automatically. The power of Adele’s voices! Have you ever seen the video clip? It was taken in Pont Alexandre III.
Take a walk here, if you wanna be a little bit crazy, you can scream one of the lyric of Adele’s song… “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you… I wish nothing but the best for you too….” – Ohhh, now you know this song is truly singing deeply by a single like me – lol 😀
- Try their Creepes
So when I asked to the seller, “Can I get a chocolate and cheese creepes one please?” She looked at me so awkwardly! I was thinking why? Then I know. It’s not common for European to mix chocolate with cheese. When I told it to my local friend there, he told me, “No way we wanna eat that!” – But it’s so funny because here, in Indonesia – people always put chocolate and cheese together. We love it!
- Relaxing in Public Gardens
Or jardins.. as in French..
This public gardens are special because it’s clean, beautiful, with some background of old houses and buildings, make you feel more relax. So many people sit in the garden with their loved ones. Some people are enjoying their time alone while reading book. Some children run here and there, try to play something.
One of my fave thing to do while traveling is to go to their shopping market. By doing this, not only I feel like local, but it amuses me to see all the product in different language. An idea for you who want to bring something as souvenir for your loved ones while traveling, try to go to local stores and bought some of their original product – not only it can becomes a good souvenir, but it’s authentic because all the words on the packaging is in different language. Rather than buying key chain or fridge magnet – that’s already too usual for a gift lately. In Paris, I bought lots of Europe fruits such as peach, cherry, plum or grapes – yes it’s definitely cheaper than here. The fruits considered as imported fruits here so of course expensive.
- Remember Amelie and Montmartre?
First time I know Montmartre is from one scene in Amelie’s movie. It’s when Amelie trying to look into the telescope from the Sacre Couer. But it’s really a beautiful place to go. You will feel like you are going to an old time, where there are lots of Jazz music player plays their music happily in the street. Some painters also try to offer you to sit nicely while they painting you.
- Church Visit
Ohhh, tell me about most thing you see in Europe continent.. and I bet you will tell me that is about church and church and church. Gladly I say, yes, it is. The first impression when I see those beautiful Gothic churches was like – wowwwww…. the details from each building really excellent and superb! The classical figures of the building makes you stand in awe.
It brings you to renaissance era when lots of artist usually has a miserable life because earning little money from their art, without knowing their art will be admired thousand years after…
Then, there is a beautiful myth about Notre Dame, if you are standing in one certain side, definitely you will return to Paris again. I don’t remember whether I was standing there or not, but I believe I will back to Paris one day 🙂
- Enjoying the Classic Atmosphere in Louvre
Too bad that I can’t go inside of Louvre. This huge building is such a beautiful place of treasure compilation of art. But in one fine afternoon, I like to just sitting here until the sun sets down. Especially because there is a cute guy that playing a classical music for people. He simply made my day! And make this place such a memorable for me.
- Café à Paris
The cafe in Paris is different. Why different? Beside it is expensive for my pocket, but they put the chairs different with cafe in here or normal cafe I see everywhere (beside Paris). If usually they put the chairs face to face, but in Paris, they put all chairs to face the road. This is unique for me and really nice to sit here while enjoying coffee or champagne or wine, and seeing what people do on the road.
- Try their public transportation
It’s a must for me while traveling to one’s country. By trying the public transportation, you can understand how they live. Even I like to walk more while exploring a city, but it was my first experience of riding a subway in Europe, so it was interesting and I was excited to try. Result? I liked it! For sure! Especially the system is much more better than public transportation in Jakarta – but why not so many people smiling in the subway? Hehehe, it was giving me a missing feeling of the messy talk from crowded inside the bus in Jakarta 😛
Sooo… least but not last, Happy Valentine Day!
Keep having a positive life and you will attract the positive one 😉
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