At the point of writing, I am on the train back to university, missing the sights of Paris that greeted us on the metro a week or two ago. I had the best four days and I particularly liked how even the littlest of Parisian adventures made me feel like I really was in the beautiful capital city of France and not actually dreaming. Since it was a (stupidly generous) 21st present, I thought I would jot down 21 moments and memories that made my trip feel super authentic and memorable. I’ll treat this round up post as my final goodbye to Paris (about time!) (*sobs silently*).
- Eating snails
- Trying steak tartare
- Eating macaroons
- Going on a boat tour
- Eating countless baguettes
- Drinking wine
- Wearing stripes
- Travelling on the metro
- Walking through Paris
- Saying “merci” in as much of a French accent as I could muster
- Waking up to all of the French pastries every morning
- Looking out of the window to see wiry, beautiful balconies on white buildings
- Watching French buskers on the metro
- Having my first Desparado (on draught) in one of our favourite bars (with a silly and funny bartender who always made us laugh)
- Trying the popular French snack croque-monsieur
- Listening and admiring the French language every single day
- Having a man, for once, believing we are French and telling me (as explained when he realised we are lazy Brits with a 10 word French vocabulary between us) he loved the Minnie Mouse ears I was wearing (bringing tourism to the least touristy places!)
- Watching Let it Go perfomed in French
- Getting sparkled up like the Eiffel Tower to taste French cuisine every night.
- Watching night fall upon Paris
- Soaking in the atmosphere when night fell upon Paris.
Blogging about my adventures in Paris definitely softened the blow of coming home to coursework. Living through a laptop screen isn’t so bad sometimes. Exploring cities – their city-like and not so city-like parts – is my absolute favourite way to spend my time. Paris provided me with some incredible experiences, memories and photo opportunities. I had the best time, and I can’t wait to be exploring France in some way or another in the future. For now, Paris, au revoir!
~ Kat ~