Goodbye Paris, France

Our last days in Paris were influenced by what happened back home, and I wasn't feeling well. I don't know if it was the same old health issues, or if it was a reaction to the horrifying massacre. Maybe a combination of both, I really don't know. We ended up spending most of our time from Friday night to Monday night in our hotel room, watching the news and reading Norwegian newspapers online. It had then been rainy, chilly and grey outside for a few days, so it was kind of nice to stay indoors, eating Chinese food from the nice takeaway restaurant next to our hotel.

Despite of the weather, which turned out to be quite nice on Monday, we had decided to go back to La Gueuze for our last dinner in Paris. I wanted the 'Confit de Canard' one last time before leaving, and we also wanted to say goodbye to the wonderful staff. We were served an aperitif each of something I thought to be some kind of homemade black currant juice with alcohol. As it turned out it was raspberry beer mixed with whiskey and black currant liqueur. An interesting mix! We spent the evening at La Gueuze, ate and drank, having a really good time - the perfect ending to a wonderful vacation.

The trip home went fine, no unexpected problems anywhere, but being back in Norway is somewhat sad. I miss Paris already. Very much. I miss the city, its people, their mentality, the food and drinks, and all the friends we've made. At the same time it certainly feels good to be home, sleeping in our own bed. We are definitely going back to Le Quartier Latin, and we have already booked our hotel room for our next trip in 2012. I'm spending the next couple of days unpacking all the stuff I've accumulated while on vacation, taking pictures, sorting through everything, and then I'll do another post to show you what I've purchased.

Who would have thought I'd fall so deeply in love with Paris?
Stay tuned for the fun stuff. Grin

Posted by Shamini on July 30, 2011 – 1:13 AM

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