A warm baguette is probably one of the nicest things in the world.
This is the seventh part in my series documenting my experience inter-railing across Europe. For those that haven’t seen this photo series before, Europe after BREXIT was a name I gathered inspiration from whilst I was in Amsterdam. As soon as we left the train station, a bar had changed around the letters on it’s shop front to ‘F^CK BREXIT, as it clearly had some feelings towards the way in which Britain decided to vote leave. Europe after BREXITis in no way a political statement from me. Personally, I respect the 17.5 million people who voted leave and can see why (apart from the immigration reasons) they wanted to leave the EU. However, Europe after BREXIT is about exploring the humanity, beauty and culture of Europe, that unites those within the EU together. A couple of my friends and I decided to inter-rail around Europe after the announcement that Britain would be leaving the EU, was simply because we wanted to experience Europe with ease. Perhaps in two years we would have had to apply for visas for each country, and in general it could have been a lot harder to travel around Europe than it was.
Paris. Everyone knows how much of a beautiful city it is. From the landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower to the national parks and river Seine, Paris has it all. The food is great and going to a bakery to get a warm baguette is probably one of the nicest things in the world. We stayed in La Republique but getting around can be quite a mission as the centre of the city is massive. All in all, Paris is a great city to go for whatever occasion. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Words and photography by Bilal Akkouche