March 22, 2010
after my almost 6 hour train ride through the most beautiful and breath-taking countryside, i am finally here! my updates for the next few days may be infrequent because there is no internet in our hotel :( but here is a small list of observations so far:
  • french keyboards are hard to type on :(
  • all european metros are pretty much the same.
    paris = munich = rome = athens
  • french trains/trams play elaborate music before they announce the next stop- its pretty cute
  • french pasticcerias = win. also, i am sorry that i dont know how to say pasticceria in french, just italian.
  • i am glad that i can read french signs and understand them based off of my italian experience... it makes me feel less alien.
  • i wish i could speak french SO BADLY, even just a quarter's worthso that i could communicate better
  • i think i've seen maybe 372,387,663 people carrying baguettes. this is only a slight exaggeration.
  • i also saw a little girl who was maybe 5 years old, walk into a bakery, wait in line, then order a baguette all by herself even though she could bearly see over the counter (:
    and lastly...
  • FRENCH PEOPLE ARE SO NICE. everyone that i've (tried) to speak to for directions or help has been so sweet. i love it.

david wont be here for another 3 hours and 30 mins...
in the mean time, i've been wandering the neighborhood and seeing whats around (i'm in the montmartre district just a few blocks away from the sacré coeur, but i've resisting seeing any main sights because i want to experience with david).

i can't believe that i'm here! i hope everyone's week has started off wonderfully (:


  1. pâtisserie :) Absolutely adore your time in Paris, it's an amazing city! "traditions" are my favorite baguette.

  2. too jealous of you right now to say much else. paris. argh!

  3. you're making me crave another paris trip! ENJOY :)

  4. If you're talking about a bakery/pastry shop it's called Patisserie! (might be spelled wrong)

    have soooooo much fun!!

  5. So he's here already. Yay! I'm so happy for you, being in Paris together after such a long time apart!
    Soak it all up and have an incredible time, girl!