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I woke up today determined to go see the Eiffel Tower, but first, as the big planner as I am, I needed to plan my day, or at least have an idea of where I was going and what I wanted to do, because I hate trusting on the “free wifi around the city” myth. I decided to get the Paris Visite 2 day pass to move around the city using the Metro as much as I needed, and I decided to explore the city by myself; no tour. I marked as favorites on google maps the places I wanted to see and made sure I had downloaded the map. I was ready to explore Paris!
First stop, Trocadéro metro station to get the amazing, breathtaking view of the her… LA TOUR EIFFEL! I took a loooot of pictures and, again, asked strangers to take some pictures of me, but I mostly used the famous selfie stick. I kept walking towards the Eiffel Tower, taking more pictures, people-watching, and craving everything I saw in the Pâtisseries (bakeries). I sat down by the Champ de Mars for a bit, ate some of my Nerds candy (I, Débora Castro, am a Nerds addict), and then went to the nearest metro station, got lost after taking the wrong train, and then finally got to the neighborhood where Musée d’Orsay is located. I bought a Jambon Beurre (Cheese and Ham Baguette) and a giant macaron. I sat on the steps by the museum and had lunch while listening to french street musicians 🙂 I went into the museum, got a reduced fare for being under 25 (YES!), explore the AMAZING art work, and rested for a while after realizing my phone had died 😦 I decided to just walk around and see what I could find. I ended up walking by the Seine River, walking through the Tuileries Garden (which I loved!), seeing the smaller Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and finally took pictures at the famous Pyramide du Louvre (I didn’t have enough time to go into the museum and see the Mona Lisa; next time!). But that wasn’t it! Continue reading