Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sad to say goodbye

Hey everyone!

How are you? I hope you're all excited for the weekend!

I'm sorry for being MIA all week. Leonardo went back home to Brazil, and I had to go back to work and stuff. I'm really sad he left again, it really came too soon :( Somehow I always get used to having him near when we're together, so it's always hard to say goodbye when one of us has to fly home again - on the other side of the planet.

Time went by super fast, but as always we did a lot of fun things and made a lot of memories!  And they say time only flies when you're having fun, so maybe it's actually a good sign :-) I'm trying to stay optimistic, haha. I can't wait to see him again soon!

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
- Winnie the Pooh

Friday, March 11, 2016

Disneyland Paris


I'm 22 years old, but since I tend to be a bit of a chicken, I've never been on a rollercoaster before in my life. But our visit to Disneyland changed that! I can now proudly say that I've been on the Indiana Jones and Space Mountain rollercoasters, yay! It was pretty scary, but also a lot of fun, and I have to admit it wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be.

These Chip & Dale Easter egg decorations are the cutest thing I've ever seen!

The Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast was my favourite ride! It's a laser game that's fun for all ages. Leonardo really expected to beat me, so that makes it extra funny I won, haha. I beat Leonardo with 531 points against 82, so I guess it's safe to say I kicked his ass. He shouldn't have underestimated me. Especially because I've proven to him before that I'm pretty good with guns!

I'm slightly obsessed with Cinderella, so I was really hoping to meet her, but unfortunately I didn't see her anywhere in the park. I did however see her restaurant, Auberge de Cendrillon - which I think means Cinderella's Tavern, so she might have been in there. We tried to go in for lunch, but as we didn't make reservations, they didn't have a table available for us inside :-(

I took a picture of the pumpkin coach, though! It's super pretty, and I already asked Leonardo if I could have one for Christmas this year.

At the end of the day, we also decided to have a look at the other park: Walt Disney Studios. But we didn't know it would close an hour before Disneyland did, so we only had about a half hour to look around. So we didn't see that much, but it really looks like a lot of fun!

I just loved Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios, and Disney Village! I've only been here once before with my parents when I was 4, so I didn't really remember much. It's great to make new memories with Leonardo, especially because we've already agreed to go back here another time! We would really like to stay for a few more days next time, though. I guess one day just isn't enough to see everything at Disneyland!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bonjour de Paris!


We arrived at our hotel in Paris around 6 a.m., but couldn't enter our room till noon. So we left our bags and suitcases in the luggage room of the hotel, and decided to walk around the city all morning. Paris is absolutely gorgeous, so we felt very lucky to be able to experience this beautiful city before most other tourists woke up :-) We had a nice early breakfast with some locals, and then went on to explore the city!

Our hotel is only a 15 minute walk away from the Arc de Triomphe, so I managed to snap a few pictures of this beautiful monument before the sun was really up.

As it was still so early, the stores at the Champs Élysées were still closed. That's why we decided to walk in the direction of the Eiffel Tower instead, and found it wasn't hard to get there at all. All we had to do was cross this beautiful bridge over the Seine, and enjoy the view :-)

We didn't know that the Eiffel Tower wouldn't open till 09:30, so we got there way too early, haha. Two hours to be exact, oops! So we decided to walk around some more till 9 o'clock, before getting in line at the Eiffel Tower to be among the few lucky people to go up first!

We really enjoyed the beautiful view over Paris from the top. It's crazy how huge this city is, and 281m really is unbelievably high.

At the top of the tower is a souvenir shop where I bought a couple of postcards for my international penpals, and my friends at home. After we went back down, we had a quick lunch in the city, before going back to our hotel room to shower and take a nap.

In the evening we got all dressed up for a fancy (pizza, lol) dinner date at a restaurant called Pizza Vesuvio at the Champs Élysées. We were seated upstairs, and I really liked being able to spy on the people downstairs :-) We had a great meal, and a nice talk with our waiter. He noticed that Leonardo's Brazilian, and told us about his home country Peru, and how he came to France a little over 20 years ago. He fell in love with Paris, and decided to stay for good. It was such a cute story!

I really recommend this restaurant for anyone travelling to Paris. I noticed it has some mixed reviews online, but Leonardo and I both loved it, and we would definitely go back. It's right at the most fabulous shopping street in the world, the food is yummy and pretty affordable, and the place looks really pretty too. Yay!

After dinner we went for an evening walk, and I have to say that Paris is even more beautiful at night.

Have you ever been to Paris?