Destinations,  France,  Pinaytraveller

A Pinay Traveller in Paris

I asked my good friend, Jazel Kristin, a consummate Pinay Traveller now living in Paris, to send me a couple of photos of her favorite hangout in the City of Lights. Naturally, she had a hard time choosing (from her thousands of photos as you can imagine).  So she sent me a couple of shots as seen from her atelier in Cite de Arts. I will let her and her images do the talking…

I Love Paris

I LOVE PARIS – was snapped in the river seine just when the bateau mouche (boat) sails by towards the beautiful sky…. cliché i know but this image captures how i feel about magical paris. it’s everything i wanted and more. when i took this shot i was thinking “shiyet, i really am here and i can’t believe i have all of this everyday.” you know my love affair with paris and to be finally living here is just waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..which brings me to the next image…

Bateau Mouche Reflections

BATEAU MOUCHE REFLECTIONS – this shot was taken inside my atelier at cité des arts. i try to capture the play of lights every night inside my creative nest but of course it doesn’t truly capture what i experience every night…

cité des arts is situated in my favorite ‘hood which is in le marais and when you look outside my atelier window, i have the view of the river seine, notre dame cathedral and a little bit of the tower montparnasse. every night i close the lights each time the bateau mouche passes by. I watch how its colorful lights lits up everything it passes by…

inside my atelier i watch the light show reflecting and moving on my walls as i oooh and aaaaah like a little girl. the feeling brings me back to my childhood when mama used to buy me paris related books, magazines and even an english-french dictionary where she wrote down “follow your dreams.” It took some time for me to get here but I AM HERE 🙂

If you want to see more of Paris, visit Jazel’s blog here where you can follow her Parisian adventure.

How about you?  Do you have a favorite image of your current location? We sure would like to see! Do drop me a note at




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