I wish that I could write this post in French but the only phrases I know how to say in French are “bonjour” and “Je m’appelle Eujena.” It’s one of my goals to learn french during my 20s but with all the things I want to do, we’ll see how that one goes.
Anyhow those who know me know that I am an impulsive traveller. I rarely travel when I am in school but when I do, it’s often unplanned and very very last minute. So as they say, old habits never die and I found myself booking an airbnb, a plane ticket and messaging my friends in Paris that I will be coming to their beautiful city. Why Paris? I don’t know. I really don’t. But why not Paris? You know what they say, “Paris is always a good idea.”
Espero que escribir en francés pero las solas palabras que sé hablar en francés es ‘Bonjour’ y ‘Je m’appelle Eujena.’ Es uno de mis metas a aprender el francés durante mis 20s pero con todas cosas que estoy haciendo en este momento, pienso que será imposible.
De todas formas, esta entrada es sobre mi rendezvous a Paris de la semana psada. No estaba planeado viajar a algún lugar pero yo sentí algo en mi corazón que me dijó a salir. A donde, no sabía. Pero despues de muchos pensamientos, yo elegí Paris. Hubo algo que necesito hacer y sabes que dicen… “Paris siempre es un buen idea.”
My first night in Paris (red wine + risotto with pork and asparagus)
Mi primera noche en Paris (vino tinto y risotto con cerdo y espárrago)
after dinner I attempted to work on my essay but before I knew it, I was sound asleep…
despúes de cenar yo traí estudiar pero antes de saber, estaba durmiendo
After 10 hrs of sweet sleep and a morning coffee, I was ready for my full day in Paris. Of course, I had to head to Rue Saint Honoré before all else. The street was where I stayed on my first visit to Paris and it will always have a special place in my heart. The atmosphere is mesmerising, I always feel like I am in an ulterior universe. The cafes, restaurants, boutiques and even small grocery shops… it’s my paradise on Earth
I came back to my airbnb before heading off to see my Parisienne friends and this is basically what happened…
Esto es lo que pasa cuando me deja sola
Before I move on, can we just admire the new Dior Lady bag? Classics are classics and this one will forever be one of my favourites. (Plus, red is one of my favourite colours)
after a short break, I headed back to Rue Saint Honoré and met up with Yazmin. She’s an absolute beauty both inside and out and I could not have wished for a better company.
After thoroughly enjoying my coffee date with Yazmin, I headed west to meet up with Thomas, Gabriel and Chloé. I met these three gems last year in St Andrews during their year abroad and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that they were the highlights of my 2nd semester. Seeing them in Paris again was amazing and I can’t wait to see them again.
Thinking back at the three days in Paris and looking through these photos feel so surreal, almost as if the whole trip was just a long dream. That’s what Paris will do to you. I have fallen in love with the city yet again (I’m sorry Madrid) and I am already daydreaming about walking down Rue Saint Honoré… But back to reality for now!
I just have to say.. Paris, je t’aime
Tell me.. what’s your favourite European city?