September 12, 2010
une table pour un
Over the past few weeks I've been trying to loose weight, learning a few phrases in French, and analyzing the contents of my closet. I'm really nervous to be traveling alone and to assuage that nervousness I've been researching my every move to death. Over the next few days, I'll post the fruit of all that research. I welcome your suggestions and comments.
There are a lot of great Paris-focused websites out there but I also find a lot of fakery. Not everyone knows the language (not me, thanks to my 1970's Ontario education!), not everyone is born understanding the Metro. Not everyone is comfortable walking into a foreign restaurant alone. Paris is wonderful but not it's not all tulips,roses and macarons.When I return, I'll let you know how it went - warts and all. I'm sure I'll have an ubiquitous 'macaron' but I promise I'll not blog about it.
My week will be taken up with street markets, my own walking tours past the houses and haunts of artists and writers and eating out. Excursions to Giverny, Auvers sur Oise and eating out. The Musee D'Orsay, L'Orangerie and eating out. Le Bon Marche, covered passages and eating out.
My next post will be the hotels I researched. I welcome all your comments.
The great photo of Boulevard Saint Michel is by Charles Bowman.