I already told a bit about my experience in Paris in this post here. We had cold and rainy days there and to be honest I didn’t leave Paris thinking about coming back. But it’s absolutely impossible to deny that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities ever!
Being a 90’s kid, I can say something that was a big hit back in the day were quiz notebooks that went around the school. I loved it! We’ve lost this tradition along the way, but lucky us we now have blogs and still can discover that kind of thing about people.
I never had this big dream of visiting Paris. I don’t mean to say I didn’t want to go there – seriously, where do I not want to go to? – but all the glamour around the city never really hit me. But while I was planning my Eurotrip 2016 I decided it was time to finally go to the French capital, partly because my mom, who was my partner during this part of the trip, had been there and really loved it, and also because well, you know? It’s right over there, tickets are cheap, so let’s just go grab some croissant!
In the beginning of 2016 me and my boyfriend started calling Panama City home. And a curious thing happens when you move away from your family and friends, specially if you move to a touristic destination: it takes you a long time to start visiting the famous attractions that are literally just around the corner.
If you plan on moving abroad, be prepared to answer lots of questions about your home country. When I lived in the USA, for example, people would ask me all the time what was the traditional Brazilian food and how big the Amazon is. I was asked these so many times that I almost believed those were the standard questions for Brazilians.
I believe São Paulo is filled with contrasts and my relationship with the city has always been divided between love and hate. It’s not easy to be paulistano and face hours of chaotic traffic, absurd climatic variations and the urban chaos on a daily basis. But as soon as I move away from the city I desperately miss the accent we insist doesn’t exist, the street food, all the 24/7 options, the neighborhood’s identities, the fast pace, urban art, foggy weather, skyscrapers, metros and of course, all my friends who stayed there.
I was constantly amazed while traveling through Spain. I easily fell in love with 9 different things everyday. You know, approximately. One of these things was Toledo, a lovely medieval city very, very cute!
What does exactly it means when we visit a city and say it is beautiful? It’s hard to define beauty. This is a very particular matter that depends a lot on each one’s point of view.