Friday, August 31, 2012

Day One. Paris. Fighting Jet Lag

Bonjour! Here we are in Paris after our first full day. The sun has barely set and already we are getting ready for bed. Here's the view from our cute boutique hotel in The Marais.

We arrived early this morning at 7:30 am. We took a cab from the airport to our hotel. There doesn't really seem to be much regard for traffic laws here and, in fact, many of the intersections lack lanes, but somehow everyone seems to manage to stay alive.

We spent most of the morning staying active and not letting the lack of sleep get to us. Here are some pictures of the sights we saw...

Place des Vosges

Basilique Sacre Cœur

Basilique Saint Gervais

And of course, Notre Dame

We spent some time after gawking at the above landmarks checking out the sights, the people, and doing some window shopping. Our stomachs eventually led us to lunch at a cute bistro called La Favorite.

Kyle had 'fried' steak tartar and I had the house omelette with stewed tomatoes, ham, and cheese. We washed it down with a carafe of bracingly fresh and tangy Côtes de Gascogne blanc.

Finally the hotel opened and we were able to check in!!!! Our room is tiny and cute. The bed is comfortable and the surrounding area is clean and safe. We were quite pleased to find our accommodations so charming.

After a much needed nap, we headed out again to check out a little place I found on an iPad travel guide called Chez Moustache. It was everything you could ask from a tiny hidden gem in Paris. Here are a few pictures:

Rosé went great with the...

Crawfish salad with grapefruit and sesame vinaigrette.

In the mood to graze, we decided we needed a crépe. We headed in the direction of our hotel and stumbled upon the Cidrerie du Marais.

We shared a fantastic crépe filled with sautéed potatoes, confit shallots, and OF COURSE, bacon.

Feeling full, but not yet completely satisfied, we decided to make one more gastronomic stop... Pastries.

No pictures of the delicious caramel and chocolate eclairs simply because we ate them too quickly. Trust me... They were delicious!

Stay tuned for more adventure tomorrow!

Bon soir!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

And we are off...

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I'm back...

Well hi!  I'm back to blogging.  I'm heading to Paris and I thought it would be great fun to chronicle my trip on my blog.  It's a been a while.  Looking forward to sharing my travel experiences with you!