When I was twelve I was fortunate enough to tag along on my dad’s work trip to Paris. I felt like the coolest twelve year old in the world- after all, none of my friends had been to Paris! Standing on top of the Eiffel Tower, drinking hot chocolate in cute cafes and strolling (more like skipping) down the pretty streets was very special experience. For me the highlight was definitely the Louvre. My memories of the first time I went to this museum are almost like a dream. We had a private tour where we learnt about the history of the building and saw many ancient artefacts- which made twelve-year-old-ancient-history-obsessed Kristina very happy!
On my most recent trip to the Louvre I felt like I was in an entirely different museum. As the world’s largest museum with eight curatorial departments, there is more to see than you can fit into one day- so its no wonder it felt like a completely different museum! Everything was so new and exciting. I spent a very happy afternoon getting lost amongst sculptures and paintings. I think I may have to go back to Paris for a week just to have enough time to see everything in the Louvre (insert me frantically looking for cheap flights here!)