The Scenic Drives in Europe are Spectacular

Switzerland

The drive through France to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland was some of the best scenic views I have ever seen. The old French buildings, castles, churches, and train stations set in fields and on farm land at the base of rolling hills had so much character. I especially loved driving past countless sunflower fields (my favorite flower). Watching a lone deer running through a barren French wheat field was unexpected as I drove past. I even saw a gorgeous, yet simplistic home with a dining/tea room made of all glass walls. The floral antique and wooden décor of the interior was welcoming. Once I crossed the Swiss border, the roadside sights continued to get better and better. Switzerland was better than I could have ever imagined (honestly, I hadn’t imagined much–I hadn’t really thought about it). Continue reading

Keeping the Eiffel Tower in Sight

Paris

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to visit one of the world’s most famous cities–yet, my travels led me to Europe and landed me in Paris. The iconic grand Eiffel Tower stood in the distance as I walked all corners of the city. From the corner of my eye, I could always see the Eiffel Tower as if reminding me that I made it. Knowing that I wouldn’t have forever in Paris I kept the Eiffel Tower in sight to engrain the memory in my mind forever. Seeing the tower from all corners of the city reminded me at each moment of just how blessed I am. With only a couple days in Paris I needed to see all that I could see in the shortest amount of time. I zoomed around the city seeing all the main sights by foot, alongside other visitors and Parisians. The famous city was bustling, busy, and alive with tourists scattered about amongst locals. Paris was an extremely easy city to get around by foot. All of the main tourist attractions are fairly close together (especially if you enjoy walking). With a good pair of walking shoes on and a croissant in hand, I was good to go, seeing Paris by day and lit at night. Continue reading

Perfectly Parisian in Paris

Paris

As soon as we arrived in Paris we left no time to waste and started touring Paris at dusk. The architecturally beautiful city started to light up in front of my very own eyes. I think this is one of the oldest cities I have ever seen before, if not the oldest. Driving around Paris and seeing places I have only seen in movies was a dream come true. The more I saw the more my eyes widened. Continue reading