Good day to everyone!
Imagine, this morning, you have decided to explore the biggest city nearby your home. For once in your life, you have nothing important to do. You could have lie in bed or watch netflix while eating popcorn. But, no, you didn't, it's 10am and there you are walking randomly like an early bird in the cold streets. Buildings that went through centuries of history are surrounding your way. The sky is half grey / half blue and the pavement is wet with the rain from last night. It looks like a mirror under your feet. There is a chilli breeze in the air and you can smell hot croissant from every café. People with different back ground history, different nationality and language walk passed you. Each turn open to another ancient and beautiful view, until you reach a corner where you can see everything. Where you can see standing like a wonderful piece of art the Eiffel Tower (from the Trocadero). Well, this is how I would discribe Paris, city of love and lights.
Since monday, I've been on a vacation at my dad's house in the parisian suburb. Every morning, I have choose to get up and move my butt out of the appartement to get some fresh air and explore the capitol. I was on my own, sometimes with a friend coming along but mostly, I was completely alone. It felt just so damn good! I WAS FREE!
First day, I walked all the way from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower and then, to Les Invalides. Our Lady Eiffel was georgous with the morning sunlight. It was like I was doing tourism but at another level, you know... more "genuine". Each day, I've took a walk in a different part of Paris and today, I even had a crème brûlée. Really, I did enjoy as much as possible my luck to live nearby such a wonderful city.
Which brings me to the thing I've realized: you don't need to go far away to travel. But, it doesn't change my mind. I believe everything is unique and so is each person. I treat everybody as unique individual and do the same with the places I travel to. Very often, I say, "I want to leave France". My mom thinks I want to escape from something, from my reality maybe. I don't believe it is a true statement. I want to leave my country and work/live aboard because, I want to discover other ways of life. Because, I want to walk randomely through cities all around the world. Because, I sometimes don't feel like the french way-of-life is fit for me. There are many more reasons but the main one comes from my heart. We shouldn't live with regrets, right? So, better make the jump before it's too late ;) .