Ah, Paris

Monday, January 7, 2008

For a change, we spent the entire day in Paris today. I had been reading about some things to do and places to go in Paris from local bloggers and travelers, and I decided it was time for a little exploration around the city. I'll admit, I haven't taken enough advantage of my new surroundings since I've been here; I guess it's part timidity, part fear and maybe even part laziness. Unfortunately, at the moment our current residence isn't so convenient to all the action of the city, so I really have to be willing to trek into the freezing temps for a long walk there and a long walk back - wherever I want to go.

Luckily, today was pretty warm, and even more luckily, the sun didn't go down after 11am like it usually does! So, we headed out to L'As Falafel in Le Marais for a nice falafel lunch. Gui and I had been to Le Marais last month with his aunt and made an evening visit to Place des Vosges where Victor Hugo once lived that I mentioned in an earlier post, so we decided to pay the area a visit during the day this time. It was the perfect place to finish up our delicious falafel and hang out in the sun for a while.

We met up with a friend of Gui's after a failed attempt to score a macaron at the [closed-on-Mondays] Pierre Hermé shop. Next time I'll do my homework to be sure the place is open before we make the trip on the metro. Lucky for us, Gui's friend always has a huge stash of chocolate, so we were able to cure our sweet teeth before heading back home for some homemade moules et frites. Mmmmm...it was heavenly. I can't wait to have it again in February on our trip to Brussels!!

moules et frites = mussels and fries








I couldn't get enough....so yummy!

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