Living My Best Life in Paris , Rome, Capri, & Mannheim

We have ARRIVED! So Bestie and I are in Paris, #France. Details on the trip planning, cost and budgeting can be found HERE.

Have you ever gone on one of those trips with your friend and agreed that you two would "Fuck it up" as he puts it for the photos, hair, and outfits? Well, I must say we did, and it was great!

Day 1- 3 | Paris, France

We booked our hotel a few blocks from the #EiffelTower. It was BEAUTIFUL! The aroma of food and sugar filled the streets as we walked from the metro to our hotel. Traveling in Europe is quite simple and affordable. Also depending on the time of night, you aren't even charged for buses. We enjoyed some delicious breakfast at our hotel and hit the streets to explore. The top of the list was the Eiffel Tower so we set out on foot to reach the monumental destination. Upon arrival, we were prompted to purchase tickets at a high cost of roughly $35 Euro. I'm not that pressed to go to the top so we settled for some lovely photos a good distance away like many other travelers and locals.

Bestie found some Free Europe Walking Tours throughout the trip that ate up about 2 hours and helped us meet many interesting travelers. The tour guide wore a pink vest and had us meet him on top of the Opera Steps in Paris #magical. He took us through the streets to small quaint museums tucked in the corners of buildings, the home of Coco Chanel , and the FAMOUS Macaroon Shop, many hidden gems as they call them. If you love site seeing you will thoroughly enjoys this. But don't get it twisted, it is not free. You are encouraged tip your tour guide. I thought ours was amazing so I had no problem giving 15 Euro towards the experience.

Next, we booked a Seine River Tour for about $20 USD. After walking and eating and walking and walking and walking we decided to sit on a boat to discover Paris from the river. It was a well spent 20 bucks.

We ended the night with drinks at the hotel bar and flirty exchanges with the Chinese Parisian bar tender that resulted in lovely drinks and conversation!

Day 4- 6 | Rome, Italy

Oh ROME how I love thee! What a romantic place. At night. LOL . We had some troubles with transportation in Rome but I'll touch on that later. We took a few trains to Roma, Italy where our hotel was a convenient 2 blocks from Rome's main station. It had an old rustic feel. The plus side was that the hotel was more spacious than the Paris hotel, had ice cold AC and a rooftop terrace with the most amazing sunset view.

We booked our Free Night Tour and discovered:

  • ✓  Quattro fontane

  • ✓  Quirinale palace

  • ✓  View on the Saint Peter's church

  • ✓  Trevi fountain

  • ✓  Piazza Venezia

  • ✓  Monument Vittorio Emanuelle

I was in heaven! There was music playing the background and the night was lit up as if we were part of a movie. The tour guide was so dope! She invited us for drinks at a nearby wine spot that served chips and cheese. We roamed the streets eating pizza and laughing at life. Moments like these make life worth living.

The next day we went on an Enjoy Rome Tour including Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Gelato and much more! The price was 39.75 Euro and our tour guide was Giuseppe. You get this cool ear piece that the guide speaks to you throug