You’ve just finished a bike ride through Paris and you’re enjoying the view to the Eiffel tower from the Trocadéro Gardens, when you spot a group of topless boys performing acrobatics with the finesse of young reindeers. The shameless selfie you just snapped has to go on Twitter and Instagram right now! And by “right now” I mean immediately!
..But then you remember your data roaming costs!
It’s ok – I’ll tell you how to do this at no extra cost the next time. Here is how my latest trip to Paris went…
Day Trip to Paris
Last weekend I went to Paris for a girly day trip with a few other London bloggers: May from Red Velvet London, Lauren from Naked Fashions, Kate from I am not a celebrity and Sarah from Sarah Betty. We hopped on the Eurostar at 10am and warmed up with a few selfies on the train. Before we knew it, we found ourselves at Gare du Nord calling for a taxi.
You may remember from my Instagram that I was trying to relearn how to cycle in the park a while ago? After 17 years break due to a massive accident, I finally gave bicycles another chance. It certainly wasn’t easy, but I’m not one to give up on a challenge. Our group of bloggers were on a mission to see Paris from our bikes and there was no chance I would miss on the fun!
Cycling Through Paris
After the initial shock of trying to stay upright and zig zag between people and cars on the busy pavements and streets of the French capital, I not only got the hang of it, but I even managed to snap a few shots: first a selfie with the helmet at the bike centre, then I captured our team of cyclists at the traffic lights, followed by a few at Notre-Dame cathedral.
Is it me, or is one of the organisers photo bombing me at the Notre-Dame? 🙂
It was a little bit exhausting to soak in all the beautiful architecture and concentrate on the road at the same time, but the Parisian drivers are incredibly patient with cycling tourists. Thanks to our tour guide Helena from Paris Bike Tour, we were safe and well taken care of.
Well covered with sun lotion, we enjoyed the breeze whilst cycling along the river Seine and continued capturing shots and holiday selfies from our journey. We were all sharing our #selfiesontheseine with friends and family online.
It would have been a crime if we didn’t stop for an ice cream and a few photos under the Eiffel tower, right?
When we got on the other side to admire the view from the Trocadéro Gardens, Lauren (the blogger at Naked Fashions) sneaked that cheeky selfie with the acrobats I told you about. Well, obviously the boys didn’t mind.
A quick cycle past Cleopatra’s Needle and the Louvre and we headed for a well deserved dinner at the Terminus Nord restaurant. The atmosphere spoke of traditional Parisian chic and the artisan menu hit the spot after a long day on the bikes. The conversations around the table were buzzing, as we all were so excited. Soon after that we got our train back to London.
Holiday Selfies Abroad at No Extra Cost
The whole day we’d been posting holiday selfies on social media and emailing our beloved ones to keep them informed. Being charged extra for uploading photos abroad is really annoying, right? Luckily Three are here to help and their customers can use their phones abroad at no extra cost. As Jackson says: “When stuff sucks #makeitright !”.
The mobile data service was so incredibly fast that it felt like we were home. See countries where you can use your mobile at no extra cost with Three.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
For all the selfies and the quick shots from the hire bike, I was using the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge kindly provided to me to test by Three. I loved the design with curved edges, which gives a 3D appearance on everything on the screen. It works super fast, especially on 4G. What really impressed me on this phone though, was the camera. It takes really clean HQ photos both on the selfie and rear lenses and has some very cool settings: beauty mode to cleanse all facial flaws and 3D capturing.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is on the top of my wishlist – as a blogger I need this phone in my life!