When Jules Renard uttered this famous quote, he could not have been more correct. There are very few places in the world that are able to justify the hype surrounding them. Paris not only justifies that hype but threatens to challenge it, mock it, as if describing its beauty and sophistication is beyond the realm of human intellect.
I found myself in Paris in April 2012- an unexpected and impromptu trip. This was a time when photography and the creative arts barely interested me. It was also a time of great, many personal tragedies and I credit Paris for coaxing me out of my shell, for making me believe at the time that beauty still existed in the world.
I apologise in advance for the quality of photos, but I do hope they capture a sense of allure that Paris has to offer to any traveller lucky enough to visit. One day, I hope to go back again.
So, what do you think? Does Paris sound like a good idea to you?
Cover photo: View of Pont Alexandre III and River Siene, Paris.
Hey there! My name is Vrushali, and welcome to Navigating Without Borders! Having lived in five cities in three different countries, the desire to know various cultures was long planted inside me, way back in my childhood. As a person with a constant hunger to travel, I found this blog with the intention of recording my experiences visually and in writing. Here, you will find photo essays with some of my best visual work under the ‘Inspire Me’ section, in case you are in need of some travel inspiration (don’t judge me- I’m still learning!). And for those of you who already know where they want to go, you will find posts related to some practical information about your next destination under the ‘Travel Guide’ section. For other travel- related topics, such as my personal observations and reflections, be sure to check out the ‘Other Resources’ section. I hope that through this blog, we are able to interact and inspire each other in equal measures. My website is still a work in progress as this is not my full- time job, so just be sure to bookmark it, subscribe to it, visit it often and you won’t miss out on any new adventures! Also, be sure to follow me on my Instagram as it gets updated more frequently than my blog. See you soon!
About the woman behind the blog
Vrushali D is a travel enthusiast who is always searching for her next adventure. When not travelling, she likes to focus on writing, flexing her culinary muscles, practising yoga and exploring anything Spanish. Her Spanish exploration has led to her spending a year in Madrid, learning Castellano and rediscovering her passion for following her dreams.
Cover photo: View of the old city of Jodhpur from Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan.