paris | france


I've been to Paris three times. The first time was at the end of my first time in Europe. Five years ago I came to the UK on a student's visa and lived in London for 7 months. Not knowing when I'd return to Europe, I got a RailEurope railcard and visited Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, and France. By the time I got to France I was exhausted. SO exhausted that I rushed my sightseeing to just the Eiffel tower and the Louvre. I remember going to the Eurostar ticket office and asking about my options of heading back to London. It was my intention to sleep in the train station overnight, but when I told the ticket guy this, he said they closed the station and I wouldn't be able to stay there. I cried. I was so scared and tired that I just didn't know what I was going to do! By the grace of God, he scheduled me a new ticket, free of charge, to leave on the next train. I was so relieved.



My second visit was a little better. Ok, so much better. Because John was living in England and I was living in the US, we could meet up anywhere we wanted! Naturally, I chose Paris. So for my birthday we met up and visited all of the galleries & museums. We also had a wonderful dinner at les cocottes de Christian Constant. I have never known food to taste so delicious! We even got to meet him! It was such a wonderful trip. The entire time I was hoping John would propose, as you do, and although he didn't, we had a wonderful trip in what was growing to become my favourite city in the world.

 


My third visit has to be the best, thus far. We got to go to one of the, if not thee, oldest bakery in Paris, Stohrer; Ladurée; shopping at BHV; Les Halles; Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the Paris Flea Market; and, of course, Le Cordon Bleu. It was wonderful! Despite the rain, the at times beautiful but inconvenient rain, just me, my man, & France's capital. This time my most favourite places were the quiet little streets. Our hotel was on one. Rue de Amélie. [like one of my favourite films, Amélie] It was so peaceful and quiet. Paris has so many of them and I love them. We returned to les cocottes and the same waitress who told me to "have courage" was there! It felt like a reunion!

[i love the image of the couple going for a walk]




I was simply overjoyed to return to Paris. Diana Vreeland said, "The best thing about London is Paris" but I think the best thing about Europe is Paris! Haha! Oh you know, I will always love Great Britain. I love it all, really. I simply love it all. ❤


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  1. How awesome kati! I can't wait to hear about your class!

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paris | france


I've been to Paris three times. The first time was at the end of my first time in Europe. Five years ago I came to the UK on a student's visa and lived in London for 7 months. Not knowing when I'd return to Europe, I got a RailEurope railcard and visited Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, and France. By the time I got to France I was exhausted. SO exhausted that I rushed my sightseeing to just the Eiffel tower and the Louvre. I remember going to the Eurostar ticket office and asking about my options of heading back to London. It was my intention to sleep in the train station overnight, but when I told the ticket guy this, he said they closed the station and I wouldn't be able to stay there. I cried. I was so scared and tired that I just didn't know what I was going to do! By the grace of God, he scheduled me a new ticket, free of charge, to leave on the next train. I was so relieved.



My second visit was a little better. Ok, so much better. Because John was living in England and I was living in the US, we could meet up anywhere we wanted! Naturally, I chose Paris. So for my birthday we met up and visited all of the galleries & museums. We also had a wonderful dinner at les cocottes de Christian Constant. I have never known food to taste so delicious! We even got to meet him! It was such a wonderful trip. The entire time I was hoping John would propose, as you do, and although he didn't, we had a wonderful trip in what was growing to become my favourite city in the world.

 


My third visit has to be the best, thus far. We got to go to one of the, if not thee, oldest bakery in Paris, Stohrer; Ladurée; shopping at BHV; Les Halles; Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the Paris Flea Market; and, of course, Le Cordon Bleu. It was wonderful! Despite the rain, the at times beautiful but inconvenient rain, just me, my man, & France's capital. This time my most favourite places were the quiet little streets. Our hotel was on one. Rue de Amélie. [like one of my favourite films, Amélie] It was so peaceful and quiet. Paris has so many of them and I love them. We returned to les cocottes and the same waitress who told me to "have courage" was there! It felt like a reunion!

[i love the image of the couple going for a walk]




I was simply overjoyed to return to Paris. Diana Vreeland said, "The best thing about London is Paris" but I think the best thing about Europe is Paris! Haha! Oh you know, I will always love Great Britain. I love it all, really. I simply love it all. ❤


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  1. How awesome kati! I can't wait to hear about your class!

    ReplyDelete