After the Eiffel Tower, the second most important thing we wanted to do in our Paris day-trip was to enjoy fine French cuisine at a local place – you know, where the French go. I have never, ever been more unprepared for a trip in another country. We soon realized that there was really nothing promising around the Eiffel Tower area, so we walked North? West? South? East? we had no idea where we were going. The mood began to go down as we became more and more sore, hot, dehydrated, famished, and clueless. After a few unpleasant encounters, we … Continue reading OVER THE MOON! Fantastique.
“We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught – Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley, To A Skylark (1820) This was Paris. In a surprising, burning heat (that even more surprisingly became a cold wind in the shade), we were not sure whether we should be taking clothes off or putting more layers on. We passed the masses, crossed a bridge, and found the booth for the 1 hour cruise on the Seine…But before…we snacked on French Fries 🙂 We sat on … Continue reading Paris is a broken heart.
When was the last time somebody treated you to Paris? And so I introduce to you, the generous (and slightly insane) heart of my best friend 😉 We came home from Buckingham Palace with just enough time to prepare for Paris. In my last overseas trip (refer to Ireland blog entries) I was backpacking, so the trip required maximum simplicity and frugality. That was an unforgettable adventure I could get used to! However, this trip was different in nature, and so it required something of me that I do not usually exercise during traveling. That is, being a full blown, … Continue reading A commitment to Paris