J’aime Paris.

17 Jun

This morning we were woken up and given breakfast in bed by Alex (Tea and eggs! He is great) we got up and took the metro over to the Gare du Nord to try and grab some tickets for the train which is extremely difficult with the strike going on..

On the way to the station, the metro was a strange and different experience. Paris as beautiful as it is, constantly reminds you it has a darker (not dangerous) undertone. The metro was silent and there was only a beggar singing a haunting song that goes “boncourage madame” or good luck Madame. It was creepy and high pitch and literally sounded like one of those songs that sad movies play before a terrible accident or death. Everything seemed to be going in slow motion and we rushed off when we got to our stop.

After waiting in a short line for ever (like time wise it was long but the que itself was short?) we finally had some success with the Eurails and booked reservations to and from Interlocken. Yay! Also Olivia met up with us here to spend the day together 🙂

Paris in less than 36 hours is quite a challenge but we are doing out best. We started out with grabbing some macaroons at Jean-Paul Hévin because when in Paris oui? We walked and sat in the Luxembourg gardens where we enjoyed our delicious treats in the sunshine.

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We continued through to the Jewish quarter where we stopped at the famous falafel stand. We walked through the city, seeing lovely buildings and Notre dam. I grabbed icecream in memory of my friends who I traveled with last time at our favorite gelato shop next to it.

Just wanted to put in here that I am now currently sitting in the Shakespeare and co writing this.. It’s a super famous bookstore beside Notre dam where writers can come stay/ write for free up to a year. It’s so relaxing… Being surrounded by books siting on old chairs while someone plays the piano. It’s magical really.

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A quick photoshoot in front of Notre Dam and goodbye to Olivia we were off to THE COOLEST PLACE EVER. A cat cafe, Le cafè des chats. J’aime les chats.

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I was so happy. I drank my orange juice (they ran out of black tea) with a little kitten on my lap.

Le Café des Chats

Le Café des Chats

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We went back to the apartment to make some dinner and later on went over to the Sacre Coeur de Montmartre to have more snacks, look at the view over the city and enjoy each other’s company. Few things are better than these moments with the ones you love.

Bonsoir Paris, until next time.

-kk

Paris thoughts:

KL: What a whirl wind! While we only had about one and a half days in Paris, we made sure to make the most of it. I loved the ambiance of the art and architecture of the city. It is hard to beat watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle at midnight with good friends. Off to Switzerland now, but leaving with fond memories.

KK: Paris is always a good idea. It was nice just walking around the city. Paris is a great location because there is something there for any travelers budget, it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Sad to leave so quickly but I know I will be back. Time to head to those Swiss landscapes.

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