New Year's in Paris

New Year in Paris was definitely unforgettable. Julian, Courtney, Sophie, Naomi and I headed to the Eiffel Tower to celebrate. As expected, it was overly crowded. It seemed that the entire Parisian population was standing under the Eiffel Tower. It was funny to see people sell champagne and hot dogs on the street. French hot dogs are not like American hot dogs. The hot dog sausage is in baguette bread and covered with cheese. It's really yummy! Although it was cold and smokey, it was beautiful to see the Eiffel Tower shine in the dark night sky. Getting back to the hotel on the other hand, was a pain in the butt.

As I previously mentioned, the entire city of Paris was at the Eiffel Tower. Imagine the entire city trying to get into a metro station. Correction, imagine the entire city drunk, trying to get into a metro station. It was absolutely horrible. People were pushing from all directions. Because it was so crowded, the police got involved. The metro station was at full capacity so no one was allowed in until it was emptied. Hence, why everyone was pushing. I was so squished that I couldn't breath! Naomi and I waited for more than an hour and half! Eventually, we got close to the entrance, but the pushing got worse. I was afraid to fall and that the crowd would stomp on me. Luckily, a policeman saw how uncomfortable and disgusted I was by of all the disgusting dirty men who surrounded me. I was on the verge of tears when he pulled me out of the crowd! Thank god ! I was saved! We arrived at the hotel safely and went to bed. The next day, we took the TGV in the early afternoon and left Paris for Antibes.

I am now sitting in my beautiful apartment in Juan-les-pins. The town is beautiful and a lot warmer than Paris. I will update about it soon ! Until then, happy new year !



  1. Bonjour ! Reading your blog ... New Year's in Paris, how wonderful ... BUT ... even better your trip to Antibes - the MOST beautiful place in the world.

    I just did a Christmas painting of Antibes - if you want to see it, just click on my blog Painting Each Day. Am looking forward to reading about your travels in the beautiful French Riviera - Bientot !


  2. Street-side French hotdogs then are something not to be gravely missed!

    Ah, it's not quite surprising that the Eiffel Tower literally drew all of Paris' residents and invited them to admire its iconic stunning beauty emanating on the New Year. That wonderful giant steel-and-iron monument, it's just so timeless. Amidst all the chaos going home after the event, it's good thing you were back safe and in one piece.