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Friday, August 24, 2012

Travel Series: Paris.

Ahh, Paris. A place I have dreamed of going to since I was a young girl with blonde hair and wore smocked dresses. Then when I was eleven, I started studying French by correspondence. Correspondence is an awful way of learning French, and all I learned was "Bonjour, je m'appelle Olivia, comment vas-tu? Je vais bien, merci." And a few words here and there. I understand better than I speak. 

When I was 14 I fell in love with Moulin Rouge, the movie. Absolutely adored it. It made me cry and I was absolutely in love with the characters (I still love the movie!). So I was desperate to get to Paris and visit Le Moulin Rouge in Montmartre. 

Of course I have now got a taste for the awesome pastries that are macrons. I can make them, with a lot of effort. I devoured myself on them in Sydney because they were everywhere and they are only at specific places here in Wellington (Moore Wilsons, $7 for a pack of 4 flavours or $2.50 each). I'm fairly sure I will gorge myself on them when I'm in Paris, and Laduree will become my second home. 

I'm definitely planning on spending about a week there to allow myself to explore the city properly. Later in my trip I'm planning on heading somewhere in the South, perhaps a small town where I can get lodging for a few weeks and just live life a little bit a la Eat, Pray, Love. I think that would be fun, drink wine, eat cheese, meet locals, take photographs. I can almost smell the French summer air. 


  1. Amazing pictures :) I dream to go there too


  2. I love Paris, have so much fun when you go!

    xx lauren

  3. I've been dreaming of traveling to Paris too, even writing a post about it last week. It's just a character all in its own. Hope we both make out there soon!