Hey guys! 🙂
Since it’s raining AGAIN in Croatia and it seems like it will never stop, it reminded me a lot about my time in Paris and 3 rainy days spend there 2 years ago. I went there with my ex (
good thing this ain’t awkward) with a car from Germany. I think the trip wasn’t longer than 4 hours. We had a good weather in Germany but once we came to France it changed. In Paris, it was dark, rainy and cold.
I’m sure everyone is familiar with attractions in Paris, such as:
the Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral and Dome des Invalides
Arc de Triomphe
My (little) disappointment in Paris
I know that to many people this will sound shocking! But I’m not afraid to say that I got a little bit disappointed with Paris. Why? Well to be honest I’m not quite sure why. Is it because of the bad weather? Or maybe because of too big expectations? Or perhaps because I got scammed and lost 50 Euros?
You see I knew people were not very welcoming to strangers, I knew everything is expensive and I also knew there’s a lot of crowds. So I’ve prepared myself for that and I didn’t get disappointed when I was paying for food or waiting in lines.
One of the reasons was definitely the weather. Unfortunetly, I’m the type of person who hates rain. And when the sky is greay and it’s raining, plus I see the “most loveable city in the world” dirty on the streets it makes me sad haha. It seemed even more dirtier because of the colour of their buildings. Mostly it’s grey or brown-ish so it made it look even more depressing. If I didn’t have to run and hide often, and instead enjoy the attractions, I would feel better. I did have an umbrella but it broke because it was windy aswell! If it was sunny I probably wouldn’t notice every single bad thing I saw there and I would probably enjoy a bit more. That’s why I’m planning on going there again just to experience it a bit differently because you can’t really blame the weather for not enjoying the city that much, so what else could it be?
I have to blame the high expectations aswell. Everyone’s saying you HAVE to visit Paris, Paris is beautiful, Paris is this and that, and don’t get me wrong, it is special. It has that special vibe. Their music is so nice and I loved hearing it in trains (even tho the gypsy’s were playing it but it was a special attraction I would say), walking around Eiffel Tower does make you feel like you’re in a movie and seeing Paris from the top of the Eiffel tower is the most memorable view ever. But I had expectations about whole Paris, not just the attractions (because they were really great). And that is where I got my disappointment the most probably. I thought every single corner of Paris is beautiful and every street is worth visiting and every single person will be so fashionable. EEHHH (the sound that the red button on the X Factor makes ok? Use your imagination, c’mon work with me here)! Guess again! That’s what the media portraits it to be. And that’s SO FAR FROM THE TRUTH. Trust me, not every street is worth visiting and corners of Paris are dirty and the people are certanly not fashionable. I’m not saying they don’t dress well! But I expected hundreds of Kendall Jenner’s and Gigi Hadid’s and ofcourse I didn’t see them. Probably around fashionable and famous street’s you see high fashionable people more, but all over Paris…NOPE.
And the last disappointment, which was not Paris’ fault (no, not Hilton, but Paris as in the city, ya know?) to be honest, but my own, is that I got scammed. I got scammed sooo good. I hate to admit but props to them. I never ever ever ever ever ever (enough?) stop and play games on street’s or buy anything that looks shady as hell. So why did I stop to watch some gambling entertaining sh*t close to the Eiffel tower? I. HAVE. NO. IDEA. (You read that with the stops right? Ehehehe.) All of a sudden I lost 50 Euros and almost had a breakdown because wHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED? But hey, I have a great story to tell I guess (I only told it to a couple of friends because I was too embaressed to tell more people, but hey, great idea to share it with everyone on the internet hahah. haha. ha..). There is more to that story and how everything happened but it was a moment of lower intelligence of mine that I’m too fricking embarassed to tell you more so, you know, sorry but AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!
Overall, I can’t say I hated Paris because I didn’t. I didn’t love it either. Well, to be honest, I hated it and loved it in the same time I guess. I’m a complicated person ok? I would definitely recommend it to everyone because of that special vibe it has and the most memorable view from the Eiffel tower, french food and music. I would also recommend you to NOT stop at street to look at the games, to NOT buy anything from anyone approching you and to NOT go there if it’s raining. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes and also lower your expectations so you can fully enjoy your time in the city of love! 🙂
Until next time… :*
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