First, we’ve been introduced when I was 8 years old. My mom & I were visiting my oldest brother in Paris, where he was studying and working.
It was like magic for me. I liked everything about this beautiful city. From the red flowers hanging from the wooden-framed windows, beautiful architect, cobblestone pavement in narrow streets, lovely sound of French language, to the smell of the metro & very chic people. Although I was young then, but I recognize now, I was able to distinguish the difference between there and the country I was born in. Somehow, as a child, I felt a different kind of freedom, like people kissing on the streets which was totally unusual in my eyes. Showing their love for one another and being free to do that, revealed an incredible, uncomfortable and joyful feelings in my heart.
I went back to Paris when I was 15 years old again, and stayed for over 2 months in the company of my brother, his family and friends.
In a different age, knowledge, understanding and expectations, I experienced a unique love for this city. I had many of my first experiences at once and It’s imprinted in my memory forever, like wine tasting, the discotheques, and shopping solo!
I returned there after 4 years to study and I am visiting every few years since then.
Pictures that I am sharing here is from my last visit about 2 years ago.
In conclusion: I love Paris, period. I wish to return and live there for the rest of my life, which seems impossible at this moment, but you never know!
Happy July 14th!
Where is your favorite place in the world, and why?