Last week here in Germany, we had Block Week (Reading Week in Canada) and I met up with my girlfriend in Paris and later on went to Rome.  This is my first time in Paris and Rome and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Paris

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The Eiffel Tower was unreal!  Just like in Toronto where they have the CN Tower Climb, they had that here in Paris as well with the Eiffel Tower but it was available everyday.  We decided to do the Stair Climb challenge so we can say that we walked up the Eiffel Tower.

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Louvre is one of the most famous museums around the world and it holds the Mona Lisa painting. 

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Mona Lisa is a portrait of a women painted by an Italian artist named Leonardo da Vinci.  This portrait is the best known and most visited painting around the world.  It was worth the wait outside in the rain to see something this important.

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This cathedral is called Notre Dame and it is the oldest cathedral in the world.  We were able to go inside to walk around but the top of the tower was closed.  Notre Dame is 850 years old and is worth seeing for those interested in visiting Paris.

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Pont de L’archeveche is the name of this bridge and this is where everything started.  What you see on the bridge’s rails are thousands of locks put there by couples.  This is where the original “lock bridge” started from and now wherever you go, there are copycats of Pont de L’archeveche.

 

Rome

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This was my first dish in Rome and it was one of the best pasta dish I ever had.  We found this small little Italian restaurant called Gustosando and it was a perfect way to start my adventure in Rome.

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Visiting the Collosseum was one of the main reason why I wanted to visit Rome.  It was even more incredible after reading about the history and the types of events that were hosted here.  This is something worth to see if anybody has a chance to go to Rome.

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We also visited the Spanish Steps where people just sit around enjoying Wine or Beer.  During our visit to the Spanish Step, we saw a couple getting married right in the middle. 

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This is the famous Trevi Fountain.  There were hundreds of people here taking pictures and tossing coins into the fountain and making a wish. 

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This was a sea food dish from the same restaurant as the restaurant I went to on my first day.  This was also my last meal in Rome and it was an amazing dish.

 

Overall, my adventure to Paris and Rome were amazing but I really enjoyed Rome a lot more than I did Paris.  Both places are worth seeing but I would recommend Rome for both cultural sites and cultural food.

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