#holiday

Paris was not what I expected….

We arrived in Paris on the 3rd of December after multiple train rides that took around 7 hours. The train systems are so easy to use and this was something i was very nervous about but I have to be honest it is very relaxing watching the scenery fly past.

We stepped off our train at 4:00pm and had to meet our group at 6:00pm for an amazing night ahead. The traffic was horrendous and our taxi driver just dropped us off in the middle of all these people and had to try and find our hotel while lugging around our luggage, we defiantly looked like tourists. We were staying at the Citadines Les Halles which was $245.00 for the night but the location was so convenient and it was a small apartment style room with a little kitchen.

We quickly got our shit together, i put on some new clothes, fresh make up and we were out the door.

Firstly we had a dinner cruise on the Seine River where you were seated by yourself with your partner/family so you had privacy. I honestly thought we would hop on a fairly average boat to have a normal dinner but I was defiantly wrong about that. The boat was amazing with glass all around so you could see all the sights while having your dinner. The waiters were attentive and impeciably dressed. The river cruise was about and hour and a half which was perfect, seeing everything at night was just that little bit more magical.

We then moved on to the Eiffel Tower, we decided to go to the highest floor which you had to wait in line for on the 2nd floor for about 30 minutes in the freezing cold because it was so windy up there. Once we got up there we had a quick look and went back down, it was way too cold. I enjoyed looking at the Eiffel Tower from afar rather going up it as I feel the beauty in it for me is the way it looks. We were given around an hour and a half which was perfect, however i feel like in peak season you may be rushed and unable to go up to the highest level in that time due to wait times.

It was about 11:00pm when we set off for the Moulin Rouge, I was so cold that when I got into the bus I just fell asleep. I was still feeling jet lagged and we had not stopped since we landed in Europe, it all started to catch up on me so I had a little nap which reset the batteries! We had a bottle of Champagne and sat with two lovely couples, one couple were from San Fransisco which the guy was very successful and did frequent trips to Europe for Business. They love kite surfing and are actually coming to Perth as they had heard its one of the best places to Kite Surf, I also recommended that they scoot on up to Geraldton (my home town) as I’ve heard it is also great for Kite surfing. The night was full of amazing costumes and enough boobs to last you a life time haha! It went from 11:30pm to 1:30am, once it finished I had quiet a lot of energy and I could of almost explored the nightlife but I knew we had a big day ahead as we were setting off to Disneyland for three nights. So I saved my energy and went home and literally fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I booked our tour through Viator and it cost us $750.00 for two people, it may sounds steep but we had such a lovely experience and it was relaxing knowing that you didn’t need to organise to get around to each activity.

We did a small amount of exploring the next day in Paris but we did have limited time. Originally Paris was somewhere I was not looking forward to due to the attacks that had happened over the past year but as soon as I got there I felt so relaxed, the vibe in Paris is just amazing. The buildings are just so elegant, especially the ones we passed on our river cruise. I really did fall in love with Paris and next time I will defiantly stay for longer.

Next stop, Paris Disneyland! A dream come true…..

View from our hotel the next morning.

 

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When In Rome….

The holiday has finally arrived!

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After 20 plus hours of travelling we arrived in Rome at 1:00pm on Tuesday the 29th. We paid for a transfer from the airport to the hotel to save us the stress of organising a taxi. My first impression was that every single building/house was so old and that they had beautiful trees, it was slightly disturbing the first time I saw an army officer holding a gun as big as me as it’s certainly something we don’t see in Australia (thank god).

Our accomodation of choice was the Starhotels Metropole which I was happy with the service and pricing. The hotel was $362.00 for two nights with breakfast included, which i was very impressed with. There was also plenty of eateries so you could just step out and get a bite to eat after a long day of exploring! The first night we went to this cute family run restaurant and I must say Justin had the most amazing Lasagne.

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Since arriving we have come into the best of luck with weather, crisp mornings with sunny days which makes for great exploring weather so we decided to use our Hop On Hop Off bus tickets to see Rome as a whole. The monuments are just breathe taking, it’s nothing you can ever imagine especially when you come from Australia where there is nothing that old.

When in Rome our main highlights that we saw were The Colosseum and The Vatican. For these two tours we did private tours so we were one on one with our guide. They both went for 3 hours each and they were very informative. These tours were booked through https://darkrome.com. As these were one on one tours we paid about $800.00 but we do not regret them and would defiantly recommend this company!

We obviously saw quiet a few other historic buildings but these two were defiantly the most breathtaking! However the one thing i was most excited for was to see Rome dressed up for the festive season and the pizza…. however from my experience both of these did disappoint but you take the good with the bad, not everything can be perfect!

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the-vatican

My overall feel of Rome was that it was defiantly beautiful but I constantly had a very unsafe vibe about it, I don’t know if this was because it was our first stop and I may have been home sick without knowing it or the fact that I found most people I came across very rude. I am unsure of if I will explore Rome again but regardless I am glad that I got a small snapshot of this historic city! If you have travelled to rome, how did you like it?

Our next destination that I will be writing about will be Zermatt, Switzerland.

Stay Tuned,

Sharnee xoxo

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How Time Flies…

As I sit here with my chia and fruit toast I thought “it’s been a while since my first post”.

This blogging stuff is harder then I thought, trying to get the time to write a blog can be hard, especially when you love to watch your favourite cheesy reality TV shows and Making A Murderer, which is defiantly a must watch ( if you haven’t heard already).

I have had a positive three weeks, for the most of it anyways…

Work is slightly stressful BUT I have just booked our European holiday for winter in November-December this year! I am beyond excited (and slightly anxious) already! I have already started looking at wanting to buy big coats and beanies so I can be snug as I look up at MT Matterhorn with snow top peaks in Switzerland, frolicking around at Disneyland at the greatest time of the year and sipping mulled wine at the Christmas markets! Oh and the amazing Christmas Windows at Harrods in London!

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Our trip looks a little something like this:

Perth -> Rome -> Switzerland -> Amsterdam -> Paris -> London -> Glasgow -> Dubai -> Home Sweet Home!

I would love to fit in Ireland but we will see how we go!

Now I’m on the hunt to find a good camera to capture all of these moments, I have always wanted to do a photography course but more for landscapes, I don’t think this is something I can afford to do this year but it’s defiantly on the bucket list!

This month I have also have seen the new movie “The Revenant”! This move was absolutely amazing, after watching the movie I decided to read about how it was directed and filmed, this is a must watch and you will appreciate it even more once you know what Leonardo DiCaprio and the Actors went through to accomplish this absolute masterpiece! (Leo will win an Oscar this year!)

I’m also very proud to say that my mum is on her way to quit smoking, which I think is absolutely amazing! 🎉🎈

Well that was a couple of the highlights of my month, nothing extravagant but my goal is to try and post every one to two weeks to make my content consistent.

My next post will be about my experience at The Cosmetic Institute, so keep on the look out !

Enjoy your Sunday 😉

Sharnee ❤️

 

 

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