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WANDERLUST; Street art in Paris

Posted in europe, france, travel with tags , , , , on August 2, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

For the first half of our week in Paris mum and I rented this apartment through airbnb in Belleville.

I really liked the area because it was multicultural – I could get baklava at any time of the day or night – but mum wanted to be somewhere more elegant, ie. somewhere that conformed to the stereotype of how Paris is in most people’s minds.  So we struck up a deal; half of the week in grungey Belleville, the other half of the week in the posh Hotel Baltimore in the 16th arrondissement.

Here is the view of a quiet Parisian street out of our apartment window.

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Disneyland Paris.

Posted in europe, france with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

Most little girls dream of visiting Disneyland. As a child I imagined Disneyland as a land of bright colours where dreams come true. Visiting Disneyland Paris with my mum and as a 21-year-old exceeded all my expectations.

I was a bit worried I would think it was lame and that the magic perhaps dissapears once you grow up, but it was completely the opposite. As I get older my memory links in more with all of my senses (instead of just sight and hearing) so I noticed more aspects than I would have as a child. I had so much fun pretending I was as carefree as a child again in the most visited theme park in Europe.

Disneyland truly is the happiest place in the world and I barely stopped smiling.

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