Monday, December 3, 2012

Au Revoir, Paris

My last few days in Paris were the first time during the entire month where Angelina and I were alone. We had had visitors literally back to back during our entire stay, which was great and kept us from getting lazy, but once everyone left we didn't know what to do with ourselves! So besides getting ready for our departure, we planned a few mini adventures around the city.



(love lock bridge)
We visited a few of our favorite places for the last time and caught a few new sites as well. We visited a couple of Christmas markets, one on the Champs-Élysées and one at La Defense. We went inside the Centre Pompidou and visited the Chateau de Vincennes and Pere Lachaise (where my old faithful camera finally decided to die. All of the pictures on my blog from now on will either be from Angelina's camera or my iPad - so the quality will not be nearly as good :( ) We also had one last French feast at one of our favorite bistros.



(Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise)


(Angelina is the left hand, I'm the right)
Then...we had to pack. Fuck my life, packing is seriously my least favorite thing to do in the entire world. I would rather spend 10 hours at the gym listening to Taylor Swift. And the idea of living out of a backpack again wasn't thrilling either. But to be honest, I was very much ready to leave Paris. Between the language barrier and my bat shit crazy neighbors, I was craving a change of scenery. Don't get me wrong, it's still one of my favorite cities. I think it's insanely beautiful and I love it's romantic, artistic energy. I will absolutely go back one day. But until then, I'm happy to continue my travels in places where if you smile at someone, they will smile back at you.








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