Update: I’m finally back

I am back after a busy year away and I promise (mostly to myself) this time for good! Since my last post on this blog, I have been to Austria, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, back to Barcelona, Pyrénées for skiing, Provence region and many more. I will try to summarize these trips in one post. There are many new things happening in my life and I am hoping to document them regularly from now on. Until my new post (which will appear here very shortly!), see you later and bisous from Provence!

Very Touristy Paris Trip

Last week of January my mother and sister came to visit us. This is their third time visiting me in France but the first 2 times everyone was so busy with our wedding  that we didn’t have the time to show around a lot, except Bordeaux -which is where we live- and Nantes-where my husband’s family lives, also the wedding was there-. People usually do it the other way around, most first time visitors usually prefer going to Paris. Which is understandable, because I mean, it’s Paris! However, I think if you have the chance and time, visiting other cities in France before Paris is a better idea.

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Notre Dame de Paris

Nearly everyone who visits Paris for the first time says something between the lines of “people were so rude”, “you can see that they understand English but didn’t respond to us” etc. Let’s face it, Paris is always filled with huge amount of tourists and it might be annoying sometimes if you are a local trying to get on with your day. I’m not saying that this justifies being rude but it’s the same case nearly in every big city in the world. So I would suggest first visiting other cities if you tend to succumb to your prejudices easily :p

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Nativity scene from Poland was on display in Notre Dame. Super cute!

The last time my mother visited Paris was in the 90’s and it was a first time for my little sister. So we tried to do all the Paris basics (as fast as we can since we had just 2 days!) inevitably. Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacré Coeur and Montmartre then finally, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysée. We had such a great time! Hope you like my not so professional photos 🙂

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My sister&I

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Venus de Milo
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Sacré Coeur
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Place de la République
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Place de la République
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“Tossed but not sunk” Place de la République. This was made after the November attacks.
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View from Sacré Coeur