We ate. A Lot. And we also walked around a lot. And Drank.
Everything we did was done in copious amounts. But, we had decided early on that we didn’t want to be tourists; rather visitors who paid a bit too much for cappuccinos every morning and worked off everything they had for breakfast because the transit system was just too complicated to bother learning, let alone, implementing every day we were there. While in Paris, we took advantage of the relatively warmer weather when we first arrived to walk up to Montmartre to get some burgers at Le French Burger and little bottles of wine that we ate and drank at the nearby cemetery. Cemetery’s are my favourite thing to visit in older cities because most of the time they are very lavish and gothic.
After our burgers we walked around a bit more, taking in the scenery before making our way to a cafe for coffee and dessert then out for dinner. We did things a little backwards while we were there, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Seeing as we weren’t playing the part of tourists (our inability to speak French being the main thing giving us away) we had a lot of time not spent waiting in line ups to just wander around the Notre Dame area and revel at the beautiful architecture.
On our second to last day we decided to stop by Louvre just for a quick look and despite waiting in line for about half an hour, we didn’t spend all that much time in the museum itself. The sculptures and paintings were beautiful, but the foot traffic was too much to endure for longer than a few hours. So, we then picked up some wine and beer at small shop and walked back to our Air BNB before we went out for a fancier dinner at Petite Fleur.
I am a very anxious traveller so the train ride there and back was riddled with stress of whether or not we were going to make it on time, but other than that it was the perfect little weekend getaway and early birthday celebration. The air chilled in the last few days, leaving us huddled up as we walked through winding streets and kept our eyes open for any gargoyles perched on the tops of cathedrals.
This might be my first travel-style blog post, but seeing as I live in Europe now I expect to have a few more out in the next couple of months after I’ve settled in and feel comfortable travelling a little bit farther.