It’s finally happening, I leave in 2 weeks and counting…a trip I’ve planned for years, in my head that is. It’s not like I haven’t been to Paris, I have and every time I leave Paris, there’s a gnawing feeling in my stomach, I don’t want to leave. That said, it’s taken a long journey to get to this point and family permission to go (not really) but I’m booked and spending a month in Paris! woot!woot! Slightly nervous and excited, I’m going to Paris!!! I’m having my “Carrie” moment, leaving my family, my housework and meal planning behind, au revoir! So what will I do for a month, you ask? Just live. Omg, eating french cheese and drinking rose is reason enough to go, living a la Parisian.
I’ve rented an apartment, fingers crossed the land lady shows up the day of my arrival. I purchased new walking shoes, “of course”, I agonized over my choice, trying not to scream tourist. I finally chose a black “birken” style sandal , boho chic, hopefully they’ll do the trick. I’ve registered for two weeks of conversational french classes, my grade nine french isn’t as good as I thought, so the placement test tells me. Apparently, ordering wine, asking for directions or singing “voulez vous coucher avec moi” does not make you an intermediate in french, sigh… I only think I’m french.
Did you know there are 20 arrondissements in Paris? I plan to explore all of them, searching for the best cafes, patisseries and restaurants (I might need to rethink the skinny jeans and pack the elastic waist shorts) There’s a very famous cemetery, “Pere Lachaise”….must take a coffee to go and visit Edith Piaff, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde…to name a few. And don’t even get me started on all the famous fashion houses! I’m coming home! But…I’m just window shopping, wink, wink…
So many things I want to see and do…..will a month be long enough? I’ll keep you posted on my new favourites and my “omg” moments while I’m there. I hear its “HOT”, can’t wait…done with the rain and all the green, off to explore!