For most of the time I was in Paris, I was taking part in a seminar on the way the French see disability in their society. It was such an interesting topic for me because the French see disability as a situation, not something that defines people. In fact, they said that in certain situations, as a pregnant woman, I would be considered disabled since I could not perform all of the tasks of others. The seminar was great and helped me to see Paris from a really interesting vantage point.
|A Moroccan cafe owned and run by a young deaf man|
|Home of Louis Braille outisde of Paris|
|Baby's first trip to Paris... see "it" there in my big belly?|
|The Eiffel Tower|
|The Paris Opera|
|The Seine River|
Although it was a cloudy and dreary day, I got to see so much of Paris and listen to the history over my bright green earphones. It was a perfect solution for a pregnant girl who really couldn't walk much. Once I started getting hungry, I hopped off the bus and headed into a little cafe where I had some steak frites and a really tasty hot chocolate. I have to say I really love the cafe culture there!
|Picture from cafe I went to the first day in Paris|
|Typical Paris street... narrow and so cute with even the buildings having shuttered windows|
|I also really loved these little houses near my hotel in Bercy|
I feel so lucky to have been able to take this trip. One of my fears when I found out I was pregnant was that I would miss opportunities to travel and to see the world. Although it was definitely tougher and more exhausting, I felt like I did a really good job traveling at 7 months pregnant and wouldn't trade my experience for anything.
Baby Santana, you can check Paris off your list.