My husband and I are planning to backpack Europe next spring, so we’ll definitely hit up Paris. 9 months ago
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when i visited in feburary 2010, i was extremely happy to be there. just the feel of the city made me fall in love. 2 years ago
well i’m definately goin. judt dont know where i’m staying :) september 14th to the 17th. Painful coach journey there though :S 3 years ago
Just want to say that I did this (a year ago, actually—have already been on another three-week trip, to China, in September of this year)! It went super well. Everything I loved about Paris was still as I remembered it. 4 years ago
My friend, Al, who has a crush on me but knows I don’t have feelings for him, has invited me to go on a trip to paris for 2 weeks in November. I am aware of the danger of leading him on by accepting. I asked him, will this hurt you if after 2 weeks we’re still just friends? He said not at all, we’re past that. I have decided to accept his answer as the truth. I’m being up front about where I stand, so I think it’ll be alright.
I said I’d go. Nov. 9 – 23. Back in time for thanksgiving with the family.
I deserve this. It’ll be a month before my 35th birthday. I’ve had a rough few years. I’m grateful to have a friend to go with. It’s going to be great. (I hope we don’t drive one another insane after 2 whole weeks… but I think it’ll be okay.)
Now i have to start listening to my french lesson mp3s. 4 years ago
I want a ham and cheese crepe from the little French guy thats right outside the metro station to the right going towards the eiffel tower…. IT WAS SOOO GOOD!!!! ahhhhhhhhh
CREPES… and the other stuff was cool too. :-)
bisous 5 years ago
i’m going back to Paris! this time i will be there to bring in the New Year. i’m pretty excited. i’ll be coming back home the 10th. wish i could stay longer. 5 years ago
i’m going back to P A R I S
this is exciting news.
sam and Meli will be part of this trip. i’m excited that Meli is coming along. she’s working real hard. i will definitely explore more of the city. with Meli it will be fabulous.
were going to do what we did last time. fly to london in january spend some days there then take the train to paris. i’m stoked that i’m going back to london. good times will be had. 5 years ago
This was a lot less emotional than I thought it would be. Maybe it was because things have changed, not in such a dramatic way as to cause wistful longing, but enough to make it clear that it is no longer my place, or at least that this is not my time to be there.
We went back to the bar where I used to work, and it is renamed, redecorated and almost entirely restaffed – the only person I recognised was a kitchen porter whose name I’m not sure I ever knew. The big sights are ones that I have already visited many times, and although I loved walking up the steps to the Sacré Coeur and wandering around the Pompidou centre, I did not feel the desperate urge to explore every last centimètre.
Strangely, it is the small things that still give me the thrills. The mundane things that are just so right. The fact that the metro is only 70p per journey compared with £4 in London – it’s a necessity, for goodness sake! The way that in the flea market at lunch time the traders set up tables between their stalls and lay out bread and wine and actually eat together, rather than wolfing down a sandwich. The language that makes the world so much more alive and full of feeling – to me it seems that words we only use in rare moments of passion or historic recreation, in Paris litter the streets, across shop hoardings and newspaper pages. “Esoterisme”, “oeuvre” “odeur” “désir”. Of course, I doubt any of these things stand out in this way to a native French man or woman, but to me they are indicative of a way of thinking, one that I would still like to share, but maybe not for a while.
(Of course, in writing this entry, I think I may have convinced myself to go back again very soon :-) ) 6 years ago