Monday, May 01, 2006
My French Kiss
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. The top most destination for couples.
I would like to find out why...uhmmn, that is for myself to discover when we drive off to Paris via Gent in Belgium last April 20 for a 3-day break...and oops, I am actually saving my first time french kiss...hahaha! how did Meg Ryan had caught one.
Lets check the best spots where I snuggle and smooch with my honey :-)
Right above pic is me, with the Notre Dame cathedral as background.
Everyone knows about the Eiffel Tower, but there are two other ways to get high. However, we did not climb and make it to the top it is because we didn't like to join the longest "tug-of war"(it's the fall-in line system). So, we went to the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame both provide stunning views of the city. There are few better places to put arms around with my partner than atop these two attractions. And at Notre Dame, we got the bonus of being close to the gothic styles.
A few more minutes further , we walked...walked and walked to other parks. This is the best thing you will get while in Paris, as your eyes where filled with amusements and adorements, you have also burning lots of calories with your leg muscles are in their best forward (march!).
Bond with nature, and each other! Paris is filled with beautiful gardens, and all make an unbelievably romantic setting. Spring is on the air. Flowers bloom earlier than in the Netherlands(how much more in the Philippines with the "sun shining armor" throughout the whole year). Luxembourg Gardens, in particular, is a great spot for couples, and is adjacent to the breathtaking Luxembourg Castle...and so we went there maybe four times :-) that is because it is only minutes walk from our hotel.
Do some very French kissing! Ja, this is my awaited time. We've seen the scene in almost every romance set in Paris: a couple embraces for a deep kiss on a bridge overlooking the Seine River. There's a reason filmmakers use this image. It's wonderfully romantic. The ambiance was definitely for lovers. Anywhere I will look, are couples, in teens, mid-teens, middle ages and oldies dragging up their honeys to the nearest bridge, walk to the center and get smooching.
Wine and dine! There are few things better to savor in Paris than a wonderful meal, accompanied by a delectable bottle of wine. Wander along the Champs Elysee until a sidewalk cafe that captures every tourists attention.
Walk arm in arm! Venture to the place de la Concorde for a great neighborhood for walking and near to that is the Musee du Louvre where I did not missed the chance to get up-close and personal with Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's signature painting.
The tiny island within the Seine connecting the du Pont-Neuf is the most attracting shot of the sunshine in Paris where we had started our river cruise along the Seine river. That was alluring when we passed many of the classic and architectural designs of the buildings and houses, museums and churches, schools and bridges built during around 16th-17th century.
We also paid visit to the famous French Fathers' graves, Voltaire nad Rousseau in The Pantheon of the Nation -a temple honored for the great men of the nation.
Well, time for us for dinner and wine...food were great but then I braced up myself to hear new tongue dialectics ( I mean French language)...I am just in my Nederlands class, and there I was caught at the middle of bees-and-buzz in my ears...I can't understand.
Well, I was not there for French lesson but for a honeymoon :-) Jazz it up! This is one of the best cities in the world to listen to jazz, whether it's at a smoky hole-in-the-wall or a popular club. We spent and hit jazz music inside the restaurant, snuggle, sip wine and listen to the sounds of Paris.
We drove back in Nederland around 9pm and arrived home at 2.30am. And still my french kiss is just a hug away from me...right honey? :-)
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