Travel Series: Stephanie Parsley in Paris Day 2
Hey Luvvs! Stephanie Parsely here to continue telling you all about my first trip to Paris. Last week, I wrote about seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time. It was so magical! This week, I am going to tell you about all the amazing places Ryan and I saw on our second day in the City of Light. We started our second day in Paris by going to the Père Lachaise Cemetery and seeing the famous graves of Jim Morrison and Frédéric Chopin. That cemetery was probably one of my favorite places that we visited in Paris. It was absolutely beautiful and so creepy. A lot of the graves have been destroyed due to vandalism, but it was still an amazing place to walk through. We actually didn't even get to see one entire side because of how big the cemetery is. After we visited the cemetery we decided to get something to eat at a local restaurant, Au Rond Point. It was there that I had my first official crêpe with Nutella. It was absolutely delicious! While eating our crêpes we stumbled upon a random little church entrance that was beside the cemetery. It ended up being huge when we walked inside. We were probably the only people in there besides the workers. We just sat there with our crêpe admiring its beauty, felt extremely rude for eating inside of there, and then quickly left. Our next stop was Sacré-Cœur, a famous church that also offers the best view of Paris. When we got there I couldn't believe how beautiful it was! The church was so beautiful and the view was amazing! I'm glad my film images from that turned out because I definitely still miss that view. After our tour of Sacré-Cœur, w e decided to take a little break at a local cafe and enjoy an espresso to try and get some energy back after having been out all day. While we were in this cafe they were playing American artists' music videos on a huge jumbo screen; it was here that I was introduced to Nick Jonas and his new song "Jealous." Let me just say that I really didn't initially like the song, and the music video made me cringe, but in the end Nick Jonas wins because that song was stuck in our heads the rest of the trip! Turns out you can't get away from American pop music anywhere. After wandering the streets for a while we took a taxi to a popular vegan restaurant called 42 Degrés. It was a completely raw food menu and I had a lot of high hopes for it. Unfortunately, I didn't like hardly anything! In fact, I got sick from what I ordered. They had great Kale salads and chips and their desserts were awesome, but their mushroom burger was just not for me. When you see the photo below, I want you to notice that the bun on my burger isn't bread... it's a mushroom. And look at Ryan's "spaghetti" that has potato noodles instead of regular noodles. Oh, and I can't leave out the fact that Ryan broke their bathroom door. So, basically we should just never go back there. Wow! Day two was a full day of exploring. Make sure you come back next week for more stories and photos from our Parisian adventure. Stephanie Parsley is a photographer based in Central Arkansas. She loves traveling all over the world to take pictures. We here at Hello Luvvy feel so fortunate to share photos and stories from her first-ever European vacation! Come back next Friday for the third installment of her travel series.