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25 Sep 2013

MIDDAY IN PARIS

When we saw Eurostar tickets were on sale again (in Premier class, too), on a whim Jarv and I decided to book an impromptu trip to Paris for a weekend.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Euriental
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Euriental
travel, Paris, Euriental
travel, Paris, Euriental
travel, Paris, Euriental
travel, Louvre, Paris, Euriental
travel, Paris, Euriental
travel, graffiti, Paris, Euriental
travel, Paris, Euriental
Paris, Euriental
Paris, charming restaurant, Euriental
Paris, Sacre-Couer, Euriental
Paris, charcuterie platter, Euriental

Neither of us had been back since we were 13 or so, so our memories were hazy. I was looking forward to experiencing the 'most romantic city in the world', as everyone I know claims it is - to be entirely honest, we were both a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong; the food was divine, Champs-Élysées is a dream and the Sacré-Coeur area is delightful. But I also discovered Paris to be a little dirty and a little less exciting than other European cities I've visited. Perhaps I experienced all the wrong places or something but if I'm looking for a romantic city in Europe, I'm flying to Florence. Or almost anywhere in Italy, for that matter! Still - in the end, we had a very pleasant weekend and stuffed our faces to a suitably uncomfortable degree.

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