What better way to begin your first eurotrip than with a trip to Paris?
and no no, I’m no spring chicken when it comes to the euro game, but my Californian cousin S sure is. She planned to finally get out of the country with a three week trip to stay with me, and naturally we had to plan to do some traveling elsewhere.
As I have ( or havent) previously mentioned, I used to live in Paris. So for me, it was more of a revisiting my youth.
but onward to the trip. It started out great, we even made a friend on the plane
When we arrived in Paris it was sunny and divine. We met up with my friend N from London
and headed straight to the Parisian Paradise that is Ladurée
We had a marvelous afternoon tea and were in Macaron heaven
We unfortunately were only in Paris for two days, so the rest of the time we ran around doing all the splendid touristy things and sight seeing.
We ran around all the major monuments,
strolled by the Sein
a little pop by the Moulin Rouge
and ate in far too many cafes
I must admit, I really do love the culture in that city. It can be very difficult at times(a reason I didnt stay) but as a visitor its nice to see how everyone moves so casually and in their own way. They seem to do what they want, when they want and dont care otherwise. The cafe life is much different as well.
Going out is about spending time with people, not a focus on the eating itself. You enjoy your company, the view, the time. Theres no pressure or rush to do anything else but enjoy yourself.
Although our trip was brief, it was grand. And the perfect european introduction for S.
As for me, I will be back very soon… as my macaron stash is getting low