On behalf of my co-host Tamara and myself I would like to welcome everyone to our "Paris In July". We are really looking forward to a month of exploring anything and everything French through our blogs and connecting with others who share our passion.
It is never too late to join in so please read our initial Paris in July post here if you are interested in learning more. Tamara will be writing the first wrap up post for the month on the 10th July so please drop by to either myself or Tamara before then and let us know if you have posted about your Paris In July participation so that we can include you in the draw for the prize for that week.
In preparation for the month I have been reflecting on my very first trip to Paris last September and looking over the photos we took there. As anyone would be I was excited about the visit but unlike many others I did not have a burning desire to visit the city - I had always felt more of a passion and an interest in Italy and its cities. But the drive into Paris from the airport changed my mind in some ways - I'm still desperate to visit Italy but Paris just blew me away. The streets, the architecture and the history in particular captured my interest and my imagination - I didn't want to leave! Since returning from our trip I have sought out literature about Paris - wanting to learn more about the city - in particular it's history and development. I'm going to use this month as a way of exploring that further. Looking forward to sharing with and learning from you all!