Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oui Oui

I'm starting off 2009 nicely with a trip to Paris. Ah, the city of lights. It's been two years since I've been there back when the hubs proposed. We will be back in March travelling with a good friend and his wife. Here are the preliminary plans: frolick in Paris for 3 days then head out to a few one day trips outside of Paris. We hope to visit the Palace of Versailles, Palace of Fountainbleau and Castle of Chantilly. We've had talks of visiting Mont Saint Michel which is beautiful and would be awesome to go to but it's a bit far. Not sure if we can make that happen.

Paris is really beautiful. I'm not a history buff so I'm not good with remembering names and places. In fact if my husband wasn't so knowledgable of so many facts & trivia, I'd be quite lost.. What I love most about Paris is how it made me feel. I love how old the city is. I loved the feeling of walking on cobblestones and discovering cozy little shops. I loved walking along the Seine and soaking in the Parisian life. We got lost a few times just walking around and we were just fine. Of course, I loved the sweets: eclairs, crepes, macarons and washing it down with cafe creme is the best!

The travel bug in me keeps growing. I just can't help it. In an economy like this, I really ought to be saving my money but hey, you have only one life to live, right? I leave this post with a few quotes that ring very true for me taken from travelbliss (how appropriate!).

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” - Paul Theroux

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” - Glenn Clark

“I see my path but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” - Rosalia de Castro

“Like al great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” - Benjamin Disraeli

Why do you travel?
Paris photos of my last trip here, London/Paris 2006
I'm currently searching for restaurant recs, good & affordable, anyone?


Anonymous said...

Have a great time in Paris! I hope it's even more wonderful than you remember!

duetletterpress said...

i have a few paris recs saved. i can email you what i've got if you'd like

duetletterpress said...

shoots. we're going in april. we'll just have missed you guys! we're staying in two arrondissements because we couldn't decide - 6th & 15th.