Project 365: Day 245 – Sacred hearts in the city of love


3rd March 2015 – Paris, France

Its the city of love. And I find love in old friends.
Who magically turn up out of nowhere.
The world is actually a village. Minuscule at best.
And finding old friends in the world, is my best flair.
Paris, france, sacre coeur, travel, photography

The basilica of the sacred heart, against the full moon – Paris, France

I had a pounding feeling in my heart when I landed in Paris CDG. Again, I was panicking. Here I was, with an Indian passport and no job, entering Europe for the next 3 months. If that is not the recipe for an immigration fiasco, I don’t know what is.
Wonder of wonders, the immigration officer quickly scanned my passport, and stamped the entry, all in under 5 seconds! I was beyond stunned!
I love Paris from the moment I landed. I knew it was multi-cultural, but the extent totally blew me away. From the moment I landed, there were people of all colours and races everywhere. I blended in here so easily, that people were already assuming I was French!
After checking into my hostel in Montmartre, I met an old friend of mine, who was also vacationing in Paris. Vaida is from Lithuania, and we met before in Singapore through couchsurfing. We first saw the Montmartre area, especially the Basilica of the sacred heart, or scare coeur in French, where I took my picture of the day. And after the night fell, we grabbed a few beers, and headed to the Eiffel, enjoying its view against the river.
The beers kept us sufficiently warm through the cold Paris winds.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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