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Paris to Berlin

After our river boating, we headed back to Paris where we ate some more delicious crepes and falafel, did a spot of shopping and some final French sight-seeing.

I bought these amazing Bensimons on special for only €19, and some fabulous vintage dresses, which I’ll blog more about later. You’ll see me in this gorgeous new-to-me dress lots, until Vietnam, when a silly washing man loses it off the back of his motorbike. Curse. Sob.

We did some posing …

… and popped down to Versailles where we rode our bikes around the huge, gorgeous grounds, and fought the bajillion tourists for a glimpse of the palace interior.

Sit down in front!

It was then, sadly, time to leave our beloved Paris and hightail it to Berlin! I soon made myself at home, and got stuck into a local bier.

We soon figured out our plan for the three short days we were there, even if it looked as though we were lost.

We loved Berlin. We visited Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, the Wall, and Kreuzberg where we ate delicious Turkish food and drank beer in pop-up bar fashioned from double decker bus parked on an abandoned lot. Obviously. Very Berlin.

We spent a day and night with Raphaela, who was my exchange partner in Grade 10! Which was *cough* eleven years ago. Well, twelve now I guess. Luckily, neither of us seem to have changed much!

We did have a moment when we got a touch lost at midnight (or later), but my trusty rusty German got us through! Even if the ever helpful Germans insisted on replying to my German in English … I wanted to practise!

Me: Hallo. Zwei Bier bitte.
Waiter: Anything else?
Me: Nein danke.
Waiter: No problems.

Hrumph.

However my language issues in Germany turned out to be but a trifle compared to what was waiting for us in the Motherland. Oh to have even half a language in common, let alone two! Stay tuned for our Russian adventures next…

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This time, last year

This time, last year, Luke and I were in Paris, at the very beginning of our 11 week adventure that saw us travel (mostly) overland from Paris to Hanoi.

For the next 11 weeks, I’m going to share where we were, what we were seeing and what we were eating this time, last year.

We started in Paris, where climbed the Arc de Triomphe at twilight …

… saw Le Tour steam along the Champs-Elysées …

… and ate nutella crepes.

Stay tuned for next week when we tour the Loire Valley on a small canal boat with my parents!

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Paris je t’aime

It’s no secret that Luke and I are all a gaggle for Paris.  We visited for just over a week in July last year and loved all of it.  The language, the food, getting dressed up and wandering looking glamourous, the museums, le tour eiffel, the vintage clothes shops, ALL OF IT!

Here are some of my favourite Paris activities …

Eating crepes with nutella and banana.  A meal for every occasion and any time of day.

Visiting the Paris Flea Market.  Oh boy! Not cheap, but the treasures …

Touring Versailles with Fat Tyre Bike Tours.  Riding around the gardens (with a stop for wine and cheese) was way better than visiting the inside of Versailles.

Exploring the beautiful streets with my lover.  Jeepers, I could just walk around Paris all day.  Not with my pack on though.

Shopping!  Specifically vintage shopping, obviously.  The blog Sweet Sassafras does a great round up of the vintage shops not to miss. {photo by sarai}

The view from l’arc de triomphe.  Magnifique.

So save your euros kiddies, Paris is the place to be.

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