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.