We’re having a two-week vacation in Europe. Our first stop is Paris and this is our fourth day here. I didn’t bring my computer so I’ll just quickly jot down some updates.
– The weather is really cold, or maybe it just feels cold because we walk outside for ten hours straight (25 km) everyday. The plus side is that we get to enjoy a quiet Paris and that there’s no line to our favorite bakery.
– On the second day here Craig said he craved a bowl of pho. It flattered me that my American husband dreamt of Vietnamese food when visiting Paris.
– Most shops and restaurants are closed today (it’s Sunday). I expected that but was still upset to find out that even bathrooms in malls are closed. We were taking a miserable walk home after a failed attempt for breakfast when we ran into a farmer’s market with an authentic Vietnamese food stand. We had some of the best crispy fried spring rolls we’d ever had, and Craig got to show off his Vietnamese to the Vietnamese-French sellers.
– Last night I met up with my high school roommate (I went to boarding school) whom I hadn’t met for twelve years. Twelve years ago, we were eating half-hedged eggs in a small room in a small Northern town of Vietnam. Last night we were eating Josselin crepes in Paris. Life is good!
I didn’t bring my camera since I wanted to have a real vacation, meaning not having to focus on or making a fuzz about taking good, high resolution pictures. Below are some random iPhone snaps if you’re interested.