What I’ve learned during the Paris trip
→ The French language is beautiful and I can understand more than I first thought. I even ordered in French once. Heck yeah!
→ Middle aged Parisian women are beautiful.
→ Parisian guys are, in general, pretty tiny and short.
→ French people are not that great at English, but you do get far with a smile and simple phrases. Fake it till you make it, basically. I came pretty far with Bonjour (hey) and Merci (thank you), and then add a smile in between.
→ French food is delicious (had bad experiences as a kid being there..) and the croissant I had for brunch one day was amazing.
→ French people do really go and buy baguettes and carry them around. It’s freaking true, and I love it.
→ If I want a good cup of coffee, cappuccino will be my safe card. The other stuff is too little or too strong for me.
→ The places I loved the most were the ones with fewer tourists. Once you get away from the most famous landmarks, you’ll find the locals, and also the best bars and restaurants. Says Lina, who’s been there pretty much once. But that was totally my experience during the whole trip.
→ I felt like the Parisians were all so good at living in the moment, enjoying life there and then. It’s like they’ve all taken a Mindfulness class or something. People hung out in the parks, from couples to big groups with like 20 children. A man tasted red wine at 11am, along with some cheese. All the coffee places, bars, and restaurants, were open pretty late so you could enjoy it longer.
MOMENTS & PLACES
Liz is doing an amazing job, documenting the trip on her blog, day by day, so if you would like a more detailed version of our trip, I recommend you to check it out here. Also, stay tuned, because there will be a movie coming up in the very near future.