Since young, me and most of my girl’s friends were dreaming to visit Eiffel Tower one day when we grew up. I couldn’t recall exactly why Paris would become our romantic fantasy, maybe it is due to the power of media. I felt that Paris naturally has the romantic atmosphere thanks to its Eiffel Tower and so many beautiful landmarks along the Seine River. I was so lucky to have my dream come true a few years ago and it furthermore it was a free trip.
The first landmark we visited was of course the spectacular Eiffel Tower. Since it is situated in the heart of the city, we can see this beautiful mega-structure almost everywhere from the city. We first stop by at the garden and water fountain that is a distance away from the tower. It was a great spot to take the awesome view of the tower’s picture, but one thing not so pleasant were the sellers following you trying to sell their souvenirs. Next, we reached the 900 over feet Eiffel Tower to get a close up view. We then take the elevator up to the top where we enjoyed the magnificent view over the cities. Standing at the top was a wonderful experience to me as I yell out loud to the world- “my dream has finally come true!”
Visiting Eiffel tower at night is a total different experience. Thousand points of lights from the tower and its surrounding area have created the air of valentine. You can see couples hugging, kissing and holding hands all over the places. Too bad I was not with my boy friend at that time and I missed him so much. Anyway, I and my friends were busy setting up the tripod to capture the awesome night view.
One the 2nd day, we took a cruise along the Seine River. I had forgotten how much the price for the cruise is. If you are on tight budget, you may choose the day cruise without lunch package but you mustn’t missed it. Along the journey, you will pass through many some bridges and notable buildings such as Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Orsay Museum and Palais de Chaillot. It was truly a relaxing and enjoyable cruise for about an hour’s time.
After the cruise, we can’t wait to go shopping at The Avenue des Champs-Élysées! It was the most prestigious street I had ever seen. It has way too many open air restaurants and café, cinemas, boutiques, branded stuff and so on! We didn’t manage to buy anything as all the branded stuff was way too expensive for us, but we still enjoy ourselves doing window shopping.
During my way back home, I told myself to visit this charming city once again with my loved one in the near future!