Photos by: Iheartparis
Even though I went to Paris alone (solo travel in Europe) I was never alone. I received so many emails from people who reside in the city of lights asking me to go for a coffee with them and I was totally ok with this (although this doesn’t mean that it will always be like this). So, I went alone to Paris but I didn’t really mean to stay alone during my short stay in Paris. One of the beautiful people I met was Anastasia and Federico from Iheartparis, a young couple who work as lifestyle and wedding photographers in Paris. Initially we went for a coffee in a Parisian cafe (you know, one of those iconic cafes) and then we went for a stroll around Saint Germain and Trocadero.
Paris has been very welcoming and friendly to me in comparison to my last travel to London last summer which was exactly the opposite. People that I met made my stay way more interesting and funny, so it’s safe to say that I was happy in Paris. ♥
The Paris travel didn’t start well. An email that landed in my inbox was telling me that there are strikes in France that will affect the flights and that I should check my flight status before I get to the airport! On 9th April, there were 6 flights scheduled from Vienna to Paris by the airline that I had booked the ticket and the only flight that was cancelled that day with that company was mine! What happens in that case? I didn’t know because it was the first time that my flight got cancelled. You just have to call the airline immediately and ask them to give you a seat in another flight if possible. So, I called them and they booked me for the flight at 7.00 am. which was a nightmare because if I had to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the departure, that means that I had to leave home at 4am. Bad luck didn’t stop there. As soon as I arrived at the airport of Vienna, the airport ground staff told me that my flight to Paris was through Frankfurt although I had booked a direct flight. But the guy in the counter fixed that for me and I finally checked in. When I arrived in the French capital I was literally about to faint because the night before I didn’t sleep not even a minute. But the sun was shining above me and I was so happy to be in the city of lights for the third time in my life.
Those are the first pictures that I took in Paris and represent a sneak preview of what will come up on the The Viennese Girl blog in the following days. Follow my Paris adventures…