Hello again! It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post! Right after Paris I went to Rome (new post about that coming soon) and had a pretty stressful time getting back to Ireland. This week has just been so busy so I’ve put off writing another post, but now I’m back!
One of the main things that Jamie and I wanted to do while we were in Paris was see the catacombs. If you don’t know what the catacombs are, they’re basically a network of old caves and tunnels underneath the city of Paris, lined with the bones of over 6 million people. It’s typically not on most peoples “to do” list when they visit Paris, but it should be! We spent about an hour walking through the tunnels and it was seriously such a cool experience. It’s an odd feeling to be walking alongside the remains of millions of people.
That same night we ended up walking to the Notre Dame Cathedral, and I must say, Paris is 10x better at night. Everything just looks so beautiful all lit up. I remember watching the Gargoyles as a kid, so I was so excited to actually be standing in front of the cathedral looking up at the Gargoyle statues.
We only ended up going to three museums when we were in Paris, but they were seriously the best! I am totally the type of person that could spend hours and hours in a museum, so it was great! I still can’t really believe that I went to Paris. Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would be traveling the world at nineteen. I’m really proud of myself for how far I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone this past year. It was the best week just getting to catch up with my best friend. I’ve met so many great friends here, but nothing compares to the friendships I have with my besties back home. I’ve been so bad at keeping up with everyone back home, so if we haven’t spoken in a while, just know that I miss you dearly!
I hope you are all having such a wonderful week, and that you are enjoying the beginning of Spring (it’s felt like Summer here in Ireland the past couple of days and I am LOVING it!). Lots of love from Ireland!