Snippets of My Life

Our Trip to Paris

My husband and I are passionate about traveling, so I thought why not share our little adventures with followers of my blog? Keeping in mind that almost every trip involves yummy food!

In May last year we traveled to Paris and Berlin. Actually the time of the trip was not chosen accidentally, the fact is that my hubby is a huuuuuge fan of tennis so he wanted to visit one of the biggest tennis tournaments Roland Garros or French Open which is held in Paris.

Of course I loved that idea because I am a huge fan of tennis… Ok Ok, actually I am not (shhh… don‘t tell my hubby), I just was happy that I got a chance to visit and explore the beautiful city of Paris! The city which is known for its romantic ambiance, fashion life and many other great things! I was very excited so I started planning the trip right away. 🙂

View

We decided to stay in the apartment instead of a hotel just because it has a kitchen (I wouldn’t be able to eat only in restaurants without trying to cook something by myself from local ingredients) and because we wanted to feel that “real” Parisian life. You can see the view from our apartment at the photo above.

Next day after a good rest at our apartment we started exploring the city. It was a bright day so we went right to the symbol of Paris – Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower

You need a bright day because you won’t see anything at the top of the tower in other way. Yes, we went to the very top and of course the views were breathtaking! You get a fantastic 360 degree view of the city!

View from Eiffel Tower

This view is definitely not for people who are afraid of heights. But it is stunning though.

We went back one day to see the beauty of the Eiffel Tower at night. This time we didn’t go inside, just enjoyed this magical view from the outside. There is something about that tower that brings the feel of love and romance flowing in the air…

Eiffel Tower at night

One of our first spots to eat in Paris was Little Breizh which has a lot of great reviews at Tripadvisor. It’s a small restaurant mainly offering crepes – thin pancakes popular in France. I wanted to taste them so badly!

Little Breizh

My hubby ordered the crepe with ham, egg and cheese while I went with a crepe filled with egg, cheese and spinach. For the desert we had crepes filled with chocolate! Oh I must mention the homemade cider too because it was fantastic! We love cider so it’s a shame we don’t have one in my country. 🙁

Crepes

We enjoyed our meal very much and we walked with our stomachs full out of this place.

In the evening we visited Galeries Lafayette – a huge shopping mall. True paradise for every woman!

Galeries Lafayette

If you are in Paris, you HAVE to taste macarons! These little guys are so sweet and delicious… You can get them in other countries too, but only in France you will find authentic, real ones. It’s one of my favorite French pastries. We got ours at Laduree shop. YUM!

Macarons

I must say that I and my husband are not fans of museums, but we couldn’t miss Louvre. It’s one of the largest museums in the world and the famous Mona Lisa is there. I love the look from the outside – this glass pyramid looks awesome.

Louvre

After a long day at Louvre we went to taste another meal, which is not available in our country – falafel sandwiches! And oh my… They were really tasty and refreshing! Fresh vegetables, soft falafel balls, creamy topping… They taste like heaven! By the way they are totally vegan and vegetarian. We ordered ours at a very popular place L’As du Fallafel. Highly recommend this one!

Falafel sandwiches

When I woke up the next day my hubby was already awake and walking around the apartment with a big smile on his face – yes, it was a tennis day! Usually I am awake before him, but tennis is the thing that changes everything I guess!

We got to the metro station and half an hour later we were already at the Roland Garros complex (it‘s in the outskirts of Paris). Well, despite the fact that I am not the biggest tennis fan on Earth I really loved our visit there! The atmosphere was fantastic, the sun was shining bright, many happy smiling people around, cold drinks – what else do you need?

Roland Garros

The only downside is how crowded the place was, but I guess many people just wanted to see great tennis as much as my hubby did! He really enjoyed that experience so I guess we will be visiting more tennis tournaments in the future!

We were really hungry after leaving the tennis complex (you can order some food there too, but it’s mostly sandwiches and queues are super long) so we stopped at the first restaurant on our way. It appeared to be a restaurant with a big variety of pizzas so we grabbed few with few glasses of beer. It was really refreshing and super tasty!

Pizza

In our last day in Paris we visited famous Arc de Triomphe. The traffic around is crazy, I can‘t imagine driving there!

Arc de Triomphe

The traffic

Also we visited one of the so called “Love lock” bridges and left our padlock there! It’s actually surprising that it was my hubby’s idea, not mine… Romantic! It will be really interesting to visit that place few years later and see if the padlock is still there and how it’s doing!

Love lock bridge

Next day we said goodbye to Paris and went for a day to Berlin.

Paris

In Berlin we visited few famous spots and the zoo. I was interested to go there because it’s the most visited zoo in Europe.

First of all we went to see the beautiful Brandenburg Gate.

Brandenburg Gate

It was really hot – the sun was blazing that day! That’s why we decided to grab some ice cream and cold drinks. Loved that ice cream, it was huuge and yummy!

Me

After that pleasurable refreshment we went to the zoo. We loved it very much and actually we saw kangaroos first time in our lives!

It would be nice to have such a monkey at home – it looks like he/she knows how to make a proper sandwich!

Monkey

That’s pretty much it. Hope you loved this post! We enjoyed Paris and we hope to get back one day!

Oh and I am waiting for your comments together with this kangaroo! 🙂

Kangaroo

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lacey
    September 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I’m loving your blog, and the pics go Paris .

    • Reply
      Jovita
      September 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Lacey, you’re so sweet!

  • Reply
    Kristina
    February 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I know this post is old but your falafel recipe came up in a search and I saw that you were inspired by the falafel in Paris. My husband and I went there a few years ago and have falafel at the same restaurant and it is soooo good! I’m still dreaming about it and it’s been 8ish years!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 26, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Kristina, what a coincidence! I hope I will get a chance to taste them again one day! 🙂

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