View from the apartment in the 16th arrondissement
Paris was amazing. My 2nd time here and loved it just as much as the first. MUST go again, but in the spring next time! The only thing I had to complain about was the rainy, cold weather. We had maybe one day of spotty sun, which we should have taken advantage of and gone to Versailles, but we had the Louvre on the itinerary.
Food. Everywhere. Amazing. From the freshly baked pastries we had every morning to the Moroccan food we had for dinner. Simple, but expertly prepared bistro food at its finest. We had one night where we just went to the market, bought a baguette, a block of pate, butter, pickles, and a bottle of wine. Great dinner.
Didn’t do as much shopping as I wanted. It was just too cold and having to take off 3+ layers of clothes to try things on in the dressing room…..seemed unappealing.
Planned on finally getting my zippy wallet at the LV store (would save me about $200 USD!), but the Vernis Pomme was sold out all over Paris. What the heck. Didn’t want to settle on another color so we left empty handed. Looking back, I should have bought that luggage I’ve had my eye on. So not good at making decisions involving large amounts of money when I don’t have internet access to do impromptu research. We calculated the savings once we got home and were kicking ourselves for not buying something. Stupids. Money saved, I guess.
Whenever we travel, Husband and I always discuss, “would you ever want to live here?” The culture, the history, the attitude. Paris got a unanimous yes.
<3 european life <3