and now… drumroll please…
the last paris post: an appreciation for parisian architecture
how can i sum up my experience in paris? my first time over seas, my first time in a non-english-speaking country, my first time in the city i've dreamt about my whole life…
first, i have to say that paris was not what i expected. in many interesting ways. the food was much different that i was anticipating. pretty much quiches everywhere. (i like a good quiche as much as the next frenchman, but a quiche a day is a little excessive.) but the croissants are better than i expected. very. very. good.
france is full of so much history and beauty that it's easy to get lost in it all. it's overwhelming, really. so much so, that you don't really appreciate it enough when you're there for the first time, in my opinion. i tried as best i could to take in the long walks on the bustling cobblestone streets (even when my feet hurt from walking miles and miles.). i wanted to remember my husband's face when lit by the river glowing from the city lights. i especially wanted to remember that moment when we sat by the window in a cafe, watching the rain and people going by, while sipping on the best coffee i've ever had.
so, i'm thankful to the people who made this trip possible for us. to get out and see the world is a privilege i'm well aware of. growing up, i never thought i'd be able to do this in my lifetime.
i'm home in LA now, humbled, and filled with wanderlust. also, i keep accidentally speaking in french while teaching and righteously weirding my students out.