Sunday, January 20, 2013

Travel: Paris




ENGLISH

Here's a post about something that I really want to do again this year: traveling to Paris. I don't know what you think but Paris is my 2nd favourite city after New York and since I first saw it, I dream about getting back almost daily. I have been there 10 years ago, when I was 13 and I am so sorry I didn't apprecied everything then, for me it was just another city. At that period I was playing professional basketball and even though I was happy of seeing Paris I was more focused on the games and the way I was going to play. I remember we checked-in at a hotel who had views to the Eiffel Tower (too bad I don't remember the name) and it was such a joy to fall asleep watching it and the lights of the city. We stayed at the 8th floor and we had such a great view, we just couldn't believe it was real, I am so sorry I can't show you some pics, but one day I will scan them (that days I didn't own a digital camera, such a pitty) and show you how Paris looked through the eyes of a 13 years old child. First day there was one full of surprises, we walked on Champ Elysee and I was all like waw so many cars and so many people and such a beautiful city. We got to the Tower and everyone was affraid to go up, I was too I confess but I said to myself  "You never know if you have the chance to do this again so be brave.". And I was, I got up there even though I was affraid of heights and I found the best view anyone could imagine. I am sure that those of you who got there now the feeling, it's like being on the top of the world. Oh and what a world! In the next 3 days of our Paris trip we saw the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Dôme des Invalides, L'Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge and many other great and representing places of the city. I have a cute story about our visit to the Louvre and after that I will finish this small review. One of my teammatesc, my coach's daugheter was so crazy during those days and she was wearing flip-flops and sat in front of the pyramide who as you well know it's surrounded by water. It was so hot outside in that end of May that she decided to but her legs in the water and in the next moment she lost one of the flip-flops and couldn't get it back, so the rest of the day she had to walk barefoot so we all made fun of her that she shouldn't wash herself again because her foots are magic now. God I miss those days, I have so many funny stories and so many great memories.
So this year must is: travel to Paris. I plan on doing that in the end of the Spring and I hope I can take my mum with me because she wants to see it so much and I want to make this gift to her because she deserves it.
What do you think about traveling there, do you have any tips or suggestions? Have you been there already?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN

Aceasta e o postare despre un lucru pe care vreau neaparat sa-l fac anul asta: sa ajung la Paris. Nu stiu ce parere aveti voi dar pentru mine Parisul e al doilea oras preferat, dupa New York bineinteles si de cand l-am vazut prima data visez aproape zilnic sa ajung din nou acolo. Am fost acolo acum 10 ani, cand aveam 13 ani si regret atat de mult ca nu am stiut sa apreciez mai mult totul, pentru mine in acea perioada era doar un alt oras. Pe vremea aceea jucam baschet si desi eram fericita sa ma aflu in Paris eram mult mai concentrata la meciuri si la felul in care o sa joc. Imi amintesc ca ne-am cazat la un hotel care avea vedere spre Turnul Eiffel (imi pare rau ca nu-mi mai amintesc numele) si era asa o bucurie sa adormi priving turnul si luminile din oras. Stateam la etajul 8 si aveam o priveliste ce nu poate fi descrisa in cuvinte, nu ne venea sa credem ca e adevarat. Imi pare rau ca nu am poze sa va arat, poate o sa le scanez intr-o buna zi ( atunci nu aveam camera digitala din pacate) si o sa vedeti si voi cum arata Parisul prin ochii unei copile de 13 ani. Prima zi acolo a fost plina de surprize, ne-am plimbat pe Champ Elysee si eram fascinata de numarul de masini si de oameni si de frumusetea orasului. Am ajuns la turn si tuturor le era frica sa urce, recunosc ca si mie imi era, dar mi-am zis: " Nu sti daca o sa mai ai sansa asta vreodata asa ca fi curajoasa." Si am fost, am ajuns acolo sus chiar daca sufeream de rau de inaltime. Cand am vazut acea priveliste si tot orasul luminat am uitat de orice altceva, ma simteam ca si cum as pluti deasupra lumii. Sunt sigura ca cei care ati fost stiti deja sentimentul. Doamne ce frumusete! In urmatoarele zile din calatoria noastra in Franta am vizitat o multime de alte obiective turistice reprezentative: Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur,  Dôme des Invalides, L'Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Louvre, Versailles etc. Am o poveste draguta despre vizita la  Louvre si dupa aceea voi incheia mica mea expunere despre Paris. Una din colegele mele de echipa, fiica antrenorului meu era tare zapacita in acea perioada. Era incaltata doar cu slapi si s-a asezat in fata piramidei si si-a bagat picioarele in apa ce inconjura piramida. Aceasta a fost metoda ei de a se racori avand in vedere temperaturile foarte ridicate de la sfarsitul lunii mai. In momentul acela unul din slapi i-a alunecat din picior si a disparut sub piramida. Partea amuzanta a fost ca pe durata intregii acelei zile ea s-a plimbat desculta prin Paris motivand pentru care noi o tachinam ca nu mai trebuie sa se spele deoarece acum e plina de magie de pe strazile acestui minunat oras. Dumnezeule cat imi lipsesc acele zile, am atatea povesti amuzante si amintiri frumoase.
Asa ca anul acesta trebuie neaparat sa calatoresc la Paris. Planuiesc sa fac asta la sfarsitul primaverii impreuna cu mama mea care isi doreste de asemenea foarte mult sa vada acest oras al iubirii si modei, iar eu vreau sa-i transform in realitate acest vis pentru ca merita.

Ce parere aveti despre Paris, aveti ceva sugestii si sfaturi? Voi ati ajuns deja acolo?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!

















12 comments:

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    1. I will sure make Roma one of my next destinations :D

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  2. This looks amazing! I'd love to go to Paris as well, it looks gorgeous! Xx

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    1. I can't wait to get there, it's my biggest wish.

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  6. Visez si eu sa il vizitez. Ma atrage atat de tare, mai tare decat orice alt oras din lume!

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  7. I went to Paris once but it was just for a layover so we only had a few hours to spend in the city. I would LOVE to go back again! Beautiful photos!

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