Everyone wants to backpack through Europe to explore the beautiful cities and also the natural beauty it has to offer, it is just the right blend of urbanization and nature. Also, I believe Europe is best explored if you are traveling on budget - Backpacking your way through different cities, staying in hostels and meeting new people, shopping in super markets and cooking your own food to save money, etc - Something that will create a memory of lifetime.
It was my first trip to Europe and I was a bit anxious of how I will be able to manage my way around with limited budget on hand.
My first destination was Paris - A city which I always wanted to explore since the time I started traveling. I had heard that french people are not helpful when you ask them something. But I can say that it is just a myth. I was unable to figure a way on which Metro should I board to reach Montmarte and when I asked few people around, they actually came along with me to show from where to board the metro even though it was in opposite direction for them.
With help from Locals I reached my hostel and started to see what are the things I can explore and how to travel.
First place I visited was "The basilica of Sacré-Cœur" - A place which is the home to all the artist in France. You will see people from all over the world displaying their skills and for some it is the way of living. Just to give a glimpse of few of the artists check out these video here;
It is the 2nd most visited church in France after Notre - Dame cathedral. You can actually get a view of the entire city from here and it looks really pleasant during sunset.
As you walk down from the church and start exploring the streets of Montmarte you will experience a different kind of vibe as you will be entering the birth place of Cabaret - Moulin Rouge. You can witness some of the best performances here and every single penny you spend will be worth it.
If you are looking for a descent place to stay, you should definitely book your stay at Le Montclair hostel. It is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. You can get free food here which is left over by other travelers and if you are lucky you can also get a free upgrade.
Next day I made my way to the center of the city and the place which I had always on my list - The Eiffel Tour. As soon as I got down at Bir-Hakeim metro station my enthusiasm went up to another level. The first site of Eiffel made me fall in love with this beautiful wonder.
You can go to the top of Eiffel and get a bird eye's view of the entire city. The city looks the most beautiful from here.
But I must say, watching Eiffel from the outside is more pleasant especially when it glitters in the evening. It looks like the brightest shining star you can ever see. I was in awww when I saw it glitter and I stationed myself at the same place for 3 hours to see it over and over again (P.S. It glitters for 5 minutes every one hour starting from 1900 hrs).