3 courses, 3 days, 3 countries | part I

2015, Culture, May, Travel

if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the items i had on my 30 things before 30 list was to have 3 meals in 3 countries over 3 days.

it happened people. it actually happened.

i kept pinching myself…all the while thinking “is this real life..or just fantasy?”

ha. but yes. yes it was real life.

words can’t really express how i feel when i have the freedom to explore. explore cities that are beautiful to me. and to do that with food that is divine, decadent, delicious.

i was some kind of delirious.

{and apparently i get some kind of poetic when it comes to describing my travel and food experiences}.

london

london you sweet, sweet thing. we didn’t spend a lot of time here. {but that’s ok because i have plenty more london exploration trips planned this year}.

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we stayed near london victoria coach station and my friend caroline, who knew the area pretty well, chose this cute cafe just a 3 mins walk from the coach station entrance on elizabeth street.

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thumbs up from me baker & spice.

we decided to take the megabus. lawd. cheap travel…but goodness gracious i was reminded why i don’t like the general public.  hey ho, we survived.

paris

we arrived early friday evening and headed straight to our accommodation. airbnb of course.

i fell in love with paris after my first trip there last summer. and it didn’t disappoint, even in the rain.

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saturday morning we went on the wego walking tour. i can’t give the tour enough cred. it’s run by french couple paul and paulina. paul is the guide while paulina takes the pictures. firstly they’re a cute couple, second….paul is a fantastic tour guide. he is energetic but mostly incredibly passionate about paris. they both are. just go to trip advisor and look up their tour. you’ll see what i mean.

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actually i’m going to just give you the link. here. go check it out. i can absolutely promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

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^caroline enjoying a yummy crepe^^

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^this was right by the bridge where princess Di died. rather surreal^^

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the tour was 3.5 hours long, which flew by. and after a few eiffel tower photos we headed to le cafe du marche for lunch. le cafe du marche is a cute cafe right around the corner from the eiffel tower.

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we then headed over to another cafe for hot drinks and some kind of dessert. because. paris.

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la terrasse is in the same area as le cafe du marche and perhaps is my new favourite. great views, wonderful service and for me a great location. also their creme brulee is amazing.

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we weren’t leaving paris till sunday morning so it was a great opportunity to explore this beautiful city a little more. we wanted to get some touristy goodies to take back to the uk so we headed over to the sacre coeur in the montmartre area, north paris.

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in the evening we headed back to la terrasse for food.

la terrasse also has the best non-alcoholic cocktails. period.

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you know what i love about the parisian restaurant service? they don’t rush you. we spent at least 3 hours here. a glorious, indulgent 3 hours.

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paris , vous avez un petit morceau de mon coeur.

watch this space for part II.

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