Chantilly Key Club Stories: Favorite Trip You’ve Been On

Karis Park

The most memorable trip I’ve been on was to Europe. My family and I went to Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France. When we arrived in Barcelona, our AirBnb had water problems, so we had to find a hotel last minute. Luckily, my mom found one quickly and it ended up being a blessing in disguise because our hotel was significantly nicer than the AirBnb. After that chaos, it was time for dinner. And we were starving. Since we arrived on Christmas day, the majority of the restaurants were either closed or exclusively seating those who had reservations in advance. After about an hour, we finally found somewhere to eat. My favorite attraction that we visited was the Sagrada Familia. It’s an old cathedral that is bounded by walls with vibrant, multi-colored stained glass windows. The history behind it, however, made the cathedral all the more extraordinary. Despite the Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, being the most memorable attraction, for me, Paris was definitely the more memorable city. First, the desserts are impeccable. I was overwhelmed, in the best way possible, by the abundance of different pastries available at the quaint petite bakeries that could be found on every block. From crêpes to macarons to croissants, nothing failed to utterly exceed my expectations. Next, the retail, specifically in Champs Elysees was spectacular. As a girl who loves shopping and fashion, I felt like I was in a dream. Lastly, the museums, especially the Louvre that holds the Mona Lisa, allowed me to immerse myself in culture and art. Because of the food, attractions, and beauty of the cities in general, my family’s trip to Europe was the most memorable.

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