Jean-Paul Sartre and the Pont Des Arts

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Pont Des Arts

It’s strange to realize how certain places can seem so ordinary to some, while be so extraordinary to others, all at once. For some people the ‘Pont des Arts’ can seem like a regular bridge in Paris, while to other people it can feel like they are being teleported back to other times. That’s how I felt when I was walking passed this bridge, and realizing that my favorite philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre must have done the same thing, yet centuries ago. The fact that I was standing at the same spot where he would’ve talked, walked and thought, while reading his Nausea, was mind-blowing to me. It made me reflect on the past years of my life too. A long time ago, I discovered his existentialistic philosophy, which made me change my life completely. And even now that I am way older, I still have some difficulties implementing his philosophy into my life. I know this may not seem a topic that’s for everybody, but trust me; you need to continue reading this, because I feel like it will help you with your life too.

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February 12, 2017
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Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Paris, you were intense. I guess that’s the only word I’m able to describe you with. And no, not only the life threatening way I had to take these photos on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in front of the Arc de Triomphe. I feel like this trip could be best described by psychedelic experience (= Ancient Greek words ψυχή – psychē, and dēloun – δηλοῦν, translating to mind-revealing). Strolling through the tiny streets in Paris while constantly getting these vivid flashback to certain memories I had during my lifetime; it was like the past and the present were simultaniously existing, and melted together into a new reality. Like living a life, within a life, or a dream, within a dream. I literally didn’t know how to feel. Should I be happy or sad, reminiscing or forgetting, missing or letting go?

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February 5, 2017
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Petit Déjeuner in Paris (+ the Prettiest Apartment View Ever)

Petit Déjeuner in Paris (+ the Prettiest Apartment View Ever)

The smell of fresh croissants in the morning is one of those things anybody can appreciate. Who doesn’t like to start the day with a nice petit déjeuner? Especially if you are able to eat them while sitting in a window pain, listening to the sound of Parisiennes, while enjoying the view of La Tour Eiffel. If you follow me on my Instagram and Snapchat, you will already have seen the beautiful apartment I’ve been staying in these last couple of days. Now it’s time to show you where I’ve actually been staying all this time!

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February 4, 2017
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Moccachino & New Sunnies in Paris.

Moccachino & New Sunnies in Paris.

Waking up with a view of La Tour Eiffel, musée du Louvre and Pont de Arcs. Reading French philosophers in a crisp, white hotel bed. Having a delicious petit déjeuner with some fresh croissants, strawberries and orange juice, while applying your favorite face mask for some well-needed me-time. I guess there is not a lot more one can wish for. If you haven’t read my previous blogpost, yes I am in Paris currently. Yesterday was my first full day in this beautiful city and it was lovely.

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February 3, 2017
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