Paris!

Le chat est noir! The cat is black. 

La chienne mange un bonbon! The dog eats candy.

Le garcon est riche! The boy is rich. 

J’aime vin rouge! I like red wine.

These are the type of nonsense sentences I’ve been spouting off for about a month before my trip to Paris. With my duo lingo app handy on the subway, I surely was learning all of the essential phrases in French. (Forgive me, I was too lazy to insert accents.) I was well equipped with restaurant recommendations, neighborhood walks, and most thankfully, a friend who lived in Paris. I remembered to say, “Je suis desole, anglais?” (I’m sorry, English?) with a big smile and most people were helpful and friendly enough. My Parisian friend Eddy taught me to elongate my “Merciiiiiiiiiiii” and I was rewarded with excellent service and courtesy.

Below are some photos from my trip to Paris. The only and last time I had been was ten years ago when I visited with my family when I was studying abroad in England. This trip I was fully able to meet my travel objectives. Eating my way through Paris, and people watching in different neighborhoods. I also went on some memorable runs along the Seine, watching people drink vin and eat fromage, and even grill already!! There was also a capoeira event. 🙂 I’ll try and post some more pictures soon.

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Above you can see Jardin de Luxembourg, where Parisians were clearly soaking in the sun and enjoying themselves.

 

 

Yup, that's ramen. We finally found "authentic Japanese cuisine" to my dear French friend's delight.
Yup, that’s ramen. We finally found “authentic Japanese cuisine” to my dear French friend’s delight.
Soufflé at La Régalade Saint-Honoré after a delicious black squid ink risotto with calamari and braised beef cheek.
Soufflé at La Régalade Saint-Honoré
after a delicious black squid ink risotto with calamari and braised beef cheek.
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My dear friend Kim urged me to go to Marché des Enfants Rouges in Le Marais to meet this amazing sandwich man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wished for duck...and I got it. :) This meal also came with aubergine caviar, fromage de chevre, sea bass, pommes frites, and the list goes on...
I wished for duck…and I got it. 🙂 This meal also came with aubergine caviar, fromage de chevre, sea bass, pommes frites, and the list goes on…
Incredible fallafel at L'as du Fallafel in Le Marais. Matzah bread because it was Passover.
Incredible fallafel at L’as du Fallafel in Le Marais. Matzah bread because it was Passover.

 


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