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*you smelled bad, but you sure were pretty

Something about Paris made me want to sing “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “la Vie en Rose,” you know? Seeing Paris in real life is dreamlike, surreal. It’s odd, because we’re overexposed to Paris – movies, books, photos. But seeing it for myself felt like: “Oh I forgot this place really existed, and is bustling with people who all live life and have to put up with this annoying public transit.” It’s romanticized and overdone, but Paris still manages meets the hype. It’s a beautiful city, no doubt. It smelled bad about 75% of the time, but taking a nap in front of the Louvre, watching the sunrise over the Eiffel, enjoying the Luxembourg Gardens, or climbing too many stairs up the Arc de Triomphe to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at 10 pm? Sights and memories that far outweigh the scent. 😉 Enjoy some of my favourite captures of the day, featuring my travel buddy and outstanding goof ball, Megan. 🙂

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We were so obsessed with the Arc that we went back to see it again at night, and then climbed to the top. Totally worth it.

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“I just want one of those photos where they’re trying to touch the top of the Eiffel Tower, but I want it to be SO bad.” #missionaccomplished

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Best part of my day was reading a whole wall with scraps of paper, Metro tickets, napkins, and otherwise with bits of wisdom and declarations of love scrawled on them from readers around the world that visit Shakespeare & Co. I love the book community, and I was thrilled to finally see this place in person.

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