Kirsten was travelling to Paris for a work conference, a seemingly ordinary trip which turned out to be the trip of a lifetime even including a marriage proposal!

Photo of the Eiffel Tower at Night, Paris


I started the most amazing trip of a lifetime in July 2011. Paris the “City of Love” certainly lived up to its expectations.

I arrived in Paris for a work conference on Bastille Day at around 2pm. Jetlagged and very tired, we jumped onto the “hop on/off city bus” which took us around to the major attractions. After exhausting ourselves silly, we finally arrived at our hotel for a much needed sleep. It wasn’t long though before we were awoken by fireworks and the lighting up of the Eiffel Tower at about 10pm….ahhh Bastille Day.

We awoke the next day and continued on our adventures ensuring we left no stone unturned, or artwork for that matter, in Paris and surrounds. The following night after a scrumptious and very classy meal and a rather expensive bottle of wine, I was proposed to. Of course I said yes!

The following day I had my work conference. We heard from Michael J Fox and his amazing life, along with other amazing stories that were truly inspirational. I then got glitzed and glammed for the night’s festivities in a brand new dress, new hair-do, a new sparkling rock and a glass of champers (French custom of course). That night I even managed to win an award for which I was a little shocked to receive.

After the Parisian festivities, we did our own little Tour de France. Touring old champagne vats of Moet, sipping wine, eating cheese, slurping snails and driving through some of the most amazingly breathtaking scenery you can imagine. The highlight, apart from getting engaged, had to be watching Cadel Evans win the Tour de France. Amazing! The atmosphere was out of this world and I felt really proud to be an Aussie. Go Cadel!

Watch our own Cover-More representative, Dan, follow the Tour de France here:

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