Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Le Plan de Paris

  • Croissant for breakfast – Check
  • French onion soup – Check
  • Wine, baguette, cheese, pate all eaten al fresco – Check
  • Crepe Bretagne – Check
  • Creme Caramel – Check
  • Citron Presse – Check
  • Cafe – Check
  • Al Freco lunch (lots of it, as often as possible) – Check
  • Wine – Check
  • Tarte Tartin – No
  • Geraniums in wondow boxes – Check
  • Walking – Check (Mat’s walking tour de Paris is a wonderful introduction to the city)
  • Parisien watching – Check

My Paris experience wasn’t entirely about the food, really it wasn’t. Well, actually it was. Good food and seeing a good friend. It was the perfect way to do Paris in Summer. But I didn’t get to try a tarte tartin, despite two attempts to do so. So. I’ll just have to go back. Soon.

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Originally uploaded by Miss Krin

I’ve only been here for a week, but it feels like a month. In a good way. I’ve packed so much into this week, as anyone who’s been keeping tabs on the Flickr account may have guessed.

I have:

  • Rambled in many public gardens and admired the English Summer flowers
  • Seen so many old buildings and statues
  • Done most of the sights of London
  • Been to many exhibitions
  • Got lost on the tube
  • Found my way around the tube
  • Been asked my a tourist for directions and had other people assume I live here
  • ought stuff, but not too much
  • Eaten good food, and drunk beer. Occasionally I find a decent coffee as well
  • Been rained on many times, and enjoyed some lovely sunny weather
  • Had “historical” experiences where I finally “get it” in relation to the History I’ve been studying since my Undergrad
  • Relaxed
  • Laughed
  • Got Drunk
  • Run around London until 2am (see previous line)
  • Eaten in pubs
  • Walked so much that my feet hurt, but was still excited about seeing more things that I walked even further

But perhaps most importantly, and as I suspected:
Met some lovely, lovely people whom it will be very difficult to say goodbye to. I knew they were going to be fun people I’d get on with, I just didn’t realise how much. Had to say goodbye to the first one the other day and almost got teary. And she’s possibly coming to Australia in a couple of years. Everyone else… well that will be more difficult

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… in three weeks. Into the UK. London and surrounds for a week, Bedford for two days, Nottingham for 3 days, St. Andrews in Scotland for 2 days, Glasgow area for 2 days, Paris for one day.

I’ve never been there.

What should I do? Suggestions please, so I can keep them all in the one spot.

There’s an online itenerary up, which I will update, and has emergency contact info on it. If you’d like to be able to view it, let me know and I will send you the link. I’m not posting it here, as it’s not really supposed to be common knowledge.

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This was the last view I had of Sydney on Friday night:

Then I got on a shiny rail type thing, then a shiny winged thing, and ended up in Hobart.

This is what I woke up to the next day:

And this:

A completely different universe. Trees and mountains and cold.

Two days later, Monday morning, this was the view out the window when I woke up:

And this, the view from the front door:

By lunchtime on Monday I was here:

Holidays are fantastic. You can see the rest of the photos here. I thought you all needed a break after the recent long text only posts.

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