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March 21, 2016

My Paris Diaries (Part 3) __ why I regretted, at some point, that I visited Paris

Happy Monday everyone,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I'm going to share with you last past of my Paris diaries.
In case you missed, you can read about my Paris Diaries (part 1 __ Here ) and (Part 2 __ Here.)
The Eiffel Tower

OK, so, third day of my stay in paris, finally, I was able to visit the Eiffel Tower (First day I was tired to go, second day it was supposed to rain so didn't take a chance to go so far in rain). 
So, after our delicious breakfast at Paris Marriott Champs Elysees hotel, 
Paris Marriott Champs Elysees hotel

Breakfast at Paris Marriott Champs Elisees hotel, Paris, France
we headed to Place Vendome,
Place Vendome, Paris, France

Place Vendome, Paris, France

then,  we passed the Eglise de la Madeleine. 

Then we went to Printemps Department Store to quickly do some shopping, but after we finally found the entrance of the women department, we walked in using a few stairs and I realized it would not be easy for me to shop there with a stroller (I can't stand waking with a stroller in malls if there is not enough space,) so quickly left the building and decided to find a place where I could purchase the tickets for the Open Tour Bus, because I had planned to do the bust tour, that day. 
 While I was looking for the street Auber to purchase the tickets, at one of the intersections I stopped to figured out which way to go, that time some lady approached me showing a business card and asking me whether I knew how to get to that street. I looked at the card and I told her I couldn't help her cause I didn't know that street and then I decided to cross the street, I looked down the stroller and OMG__ I see the stroller is empty, my daughter is not sitting there anymore.. even though she could not open the belts by herself.  I almost had heart attack, seriously.. 
 I thought, this lady on purpose asked me something  so that somebody from her circle could kidnap my daughter. (What else anyone could think in that situation, if not something bad, right?). I looked around and I couldn't see my daughter anywhere. And of course I screamed her name (with such an non-human voice, I guess) that I heard the crying, my daughter was standing little behind me and was crying because my voice terrified her. Obviously, I forgot to close her belts and she just got out from the stroller so that I didn't even notice. I don't remember how I managed to continue walking after I calmed her down with holding her and kissing her.
Anyway, it was so shocking minutes for me that I couldn't enjoy the rest of that day. All I wanted that moment was to go to the hotel to feel safe, but then I realized,  if I would go to the hotel right away, I would think about that accident all day, so I decided to follow my plan for that day so that my mind would be busy thinking about something else. 
 So, I bought the tickets and get on the Hop-on-Hop-off bus that provided an audio guide. It made stops at the most famous sights and attractions throughout the city. But since it was already late afternoon, I decided not to waste time for every stop and to get off only near Trocadero Gardens so that I could enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower from distance. 
The view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Gardens
So we got off the bus and walked down  the stairs and I saw the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower __ it was so surreal to me, at first. and I felt that just because of this place, it was worth to visit Paris. 

We spent some time taking pictures, but sun was ready to go down so when we went closer to the Eiffel Tower and I saw the long line that made it obvious to me that we couldn't go to the Tower. We just bought some cute souvenirs next to the Eiffel Tower, and it was time to go to the hotel. We crossed the Pont de l'Alma and  stopped by the cute Rino restaurant on the way to have a dinner. 

 My daughter loved the place __ it was full of different color and size statues and pictures of rhinos. It was really unique and funny. After dinner we walked to the hotel and finally got to the bad. That night I got very sick  (first I was feeling freeing cold for few hours, then I was burning with high fewer.) 
 Next morning I couldn't get up, my whole body was hurting, I still had a fewer and also, I was coughing.   But I felt so sorry for my daughter who was ready to go out that I forced myself to get up somehow, and walked down to have breakfast at the hotel diner, after breakfast we walked to the Pharmacie that was thankfully right next to our hotel and got some medicine for coughing and fewer and went back to the hotel room right away where we spent practically all day in bed (you can imagine how sad it could be to be in Paris first time for a few days and one of those days was spent inside the hotel). 
Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
 We ordered lunch in our suit but when evening came, I knew, I couldn't keep my daughter in the room anymore, and then, obviously the pills, I was drinking, did wok, so at least, I was able to walk (even though I was feeling very week). So for dinner I took her to the nearest Italian restaurant for her favorite pizza. The restaurant was almost full, after we got the table, ordered our pizza that tasted great. We were in the middle of having dinner when I saw cockroaches near our table (?) __ I couldn't believe my eyes, they were running around like crazy, I was about to scream.. I immediately asked the check and then left the restaurant. So if you ever go to that restaurant 'Pizza Pino' on Avenue des Champs Elysees, in Paris, be aware that you may find them there.

Next morning,  I didn't have any fewer anymore but was feeling still very week, so I didn't take a chance to go too far, I only walked on the Champs Elysee to the Arc de Triomphe, 

we did some shopping__ I got a few things for me, for my husband and daughter, and of course I couldn't leave Paris without going to L'Aduree which was very close to our hotel:

L'Aduree, Paris, France


so we went there to get some delicious macaroons, and went back to the hotel to start packing because next day we were finally coming home after 3 months traveling (OMG it was a really long trip, I have to say). 
Next day we were ready to leave, and to be honest, I was so exhausted from the sickness and from different emotions, (feeling little lonely too,) I was happy, that we were leaving. 
But I knew that next time I would plan my paris trip differently, because I already knew what I missed and what I should not waste my time for. 
Anyway, even though last part of my trip was not so good, and at some point I even regretted  that I visited Paris, I'm still happy,  I did. 
Of course, there were many things I missed and wished I could have seen, but that will just be more reason to go back one day.

Thanks for reading and have an amazing day. 




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  1. PARIS is always a good idea! Beautiful pictures <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // Dentistry Night 2016

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  2. Wow sounds like an incredible trip, although the incident with your daughter sounds terrifying. I'm so happy she was fine and you carried on your day. It would have been a shame to miss that view! xx

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    1. I know, it would be really sad to miss it.

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  3. I love Paris, it's been years since I last visited. Your photos make me want to go back immediately.

    Sxx
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  4. Love Paris so much! Beautiful photo diary!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  5. What to say of this city... like the pictures, dear! ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

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  6. hope you are recovered! And thank GOD your daughter was only behind you!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you Pam, I still feel so terrified when I think about that moment. xx

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  7. So got confused, how did your daughter get out of the stroller?
    I can't even imagine how terrified you were. Hope you enjoy it more next time.
    I've been to Paris once and I really liked it.
    💋
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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    1. Obviously, I forgot to close her belts and she got out from the stroller, so it was my fault, Stella. Next time I will not go there with a child so it will be easier for me. Thanks for reading.

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  8. LOVE Paris! Lovely photos!
    ~Samantha
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  9. I love Paris!

    Xx,

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  10. Ahhh I seriously need to go back! I did not appreciate it the first time around at all!! Your photos are out of control! Looked like such a fun trip, Nina!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatlove.com {PS there's a giveaway on my blog!}

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  11. Aww, you are making me miss Paris! It's one of my fave cities, and I just love your pics! SO fab!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  12. Great post Nina, Loved the pictures, Sorry to hear about your scary experience. It's always stressful going out with little children. I have twins so always used to be juggling my attention between them both and similar has happened to me before. It's so scary! Have a great day! Gemma x
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    1. OMG, sorry to hear that the similar had happened to you too Gemma. Traveling with twins must be even more difficult , I can imagine. But you are so lucky you have twins. I always wanted to have twins. Have a wonderful week ahead. xx

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  13. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing doll!
    Much love, Len
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  14. Such beautiful photos! Makes me miss Paris and want to travel back!

    xo, Jennifer
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  15. Really enjoyed reading about your trip, hun! I can't imagine how worried you must have been when your daughter disappeared, but I'm just so glad that everything turned out okay and that it was just a false alarm, after all! I can't believe the cockroaches, though... That's terrible! In your shoes, I would have definietly screamed and ran out of the restaurant! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip though, despite the few hiccups along the way... Sounds like it was very eventful for sure, haha! <3 I visited Paris a few years back myself and it was absolutely lovely. :) x

    Kay
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading Kay. xx

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  16. These photos are amazing, you captured some really great, close, shots! 3 months of traveling?! That's awesome and I'm sure tiring as well, but I'm sure you had an amazing time! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. It was a really long and tiring, bus also exciting trip. Thanks for reading Jalisa. xx

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  17. Sounds like a stressful experience with the cockroaches and worrying that your daughter had been snatched, I am glad she was OK

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  18. I love Paris and miss this city. Great photos ! :)
    Kisses
    Marie

    www.whatiwearinlondon.com

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  19. Scary about your daughter. Glad you were still able to enjoy. Great photos.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  20. How i miss Paris. I would love to go back soon.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  21. Amazing pictures! It makes me wanna visit Paris too! :)
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  22. Beautiful pics! So sorry you had some stressful moments on your trip. I visited Paris last year and kinda struggled getting everything in. I will try to chill out next time and try not to see everything. Have a great week Nina!

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    1. I totally understand you, but it's impossible to get in everywhere in a few days. Thanks for reading Kathrine and have a lovely day.

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  23. Loving the pictures!! I am sorry for the horror story moment! Glad everything is good at the end!!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  24. The tower looks so gorgeous! I bet it is even more amazing in person..xo

    Shauna

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  25. Such gorgeous pictures - I love Paris! Xx

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  26. Oh wow, I can't imagine your panic when you thought your daughter was missing, Nina! That must have been terrifying!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. OMG, I don't want to even remember Shireen, you can imagine how I would feel.

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  27. Oh gosh! I would have been so worried too! However your photo diary is beautiful and I do hope you were able to enjoy yourself

    Hope you have an amazing week
    Filipa xxx
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  28. What a crazy incident with your daughter! Glad everything is okay, and hope you still find Paris as magical as it is :) xo, Pam

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  29. The views are absolutely incredible! Beautiful photo diary.
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  30. Oh your photos are just stunning, wow! It sucks that you were sick though, and the cockroaches are nasty!

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  31. I'm so glad you got to Paris! So sorry to hear you were sick and had that incident with your daughter. Fantastic photos! And you saw the Eiffel Tower! I hope you can get to the Left Bank too next time

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  32. I'm sorry to hear what happened with your daughter! I hope that your next trip to Paris doesn't have such a big scare!

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  33. I haven't been to Paris, but I will one day! :o)
    That incident regarding your daughter was so scary, omg. I actually felt anxious while reading it!
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  34. Beautiful photo diary Nina! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  35. Ah I can imagine how terrifying those couple of seconds were for you when you thought your daughter was missing. And I am sorry to hear that you were sick during your trip, but it looks you still had a great time and the photos are amazing. Love Paris and cannot wait to go there.

    March and May

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  36. Great photos! Love Paris!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  37. Beautiful pictures!!

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  38. Can't even imagine what you felt! So scary!
    Glad you were still able to enjoy yourself some!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  39. when my sister and I went to Paris, we were just eating all the time! x
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  40. Love this amazing and beautiful city. Looking forward to go back soon!

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  41. Oh, that would be SO scary to look down and see your daughter missing from her stroller! Total nightmare. Glad it was okay- and glad you had an overall good time in Paris!


    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  42. Breathtaking pictures, great post as well, I love it, thank you for sharing, waiting for the next post!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  43. Such a stunning city, great post! My heart would literally stop if the same happened to me, I'm glad your daughter was safe and sound.

    x Diana | The Cole Collection

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  44. The hotel, the food, the wine, the chocolate, the streets, the buildings....etc!! Everything about Paris is beautiful and am happy for you because you visited the Eiffel tower. Keep having fun dear!
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  45. I love Paris, really can't get enough of the city! Your photos are beautiful! :) So glad everything was well with your daughter too! :O x
    Helena
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  46. Love your photos! Looks like you had an adventure but Im glad everything was ok! xxx
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  47. Amazing pictures, sorry that you had a scary moment but hope that the other good things outweighed the bad!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  48. Ohh I love Paris! Looks like you had a great time!

    Xx,

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  49. That was terrifying. Glad you foud her. When we went there my daughter was 1 year old so reading your lost made me reminisce those days we were there.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Xo, Christianne
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  50. Beautiful pictures of Paris! Sorry to hear about your daughter but thankfully it was ok. I can't even imagine how terrifying that must have been for you. Scary!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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