Welcome to Paris! After my adventure of flying from Philly to Paris that included crying babies, an overnight flight, mysterious airplane danishes, a taxi driver (?) in a velvet, pinstripe suit and getting past the security at my apartment building I was wiped out.
My apartment is pretty big compared to the other apartments we looked at in Paris, but TINY compared to my place at school. And it is on a completely different level to the sorts of apartments I was used to in America, like these Admirals Cove apartments for example. Our kitchen is the ultimate example of this. It is furnished nowhere near the level of what you’d expect in America and we can fit two people at most in the kitchen at one time. I guess we will be taking turns cooking.
We got out of the apartment and decided to find our school. Two of my three roommates will be attending the same school as me. We were also in search of food. After finding our school, which is in a really pretty area, we struggled to find a lunch shop without a crowd. Finally we settled on a very cute restaurant. The menu featured coquette jeune homme among other strange items that we couldn’t figure out. After watching us struggle with the menu, the waitress said in perfect English, “Oh, you need english menus probably?” Haha, we felt silly.
For dinner we went to Chez Paul where we met Erin and her roommate who also go to South Carolina. The dinner was good and we were there talking and drinking for hours. When we got our check around midnight, one of the “cheap” bottles of wine we had ordered was apparently a 75 euro bottle of wine that we had read as 15 euros. Well, I guess we’ll be living off baguettes for awhile.
Since then I have been eating baguettes (2 for 1.50 euros) and brie. We also got lots of spaghetti at the market to eat with olive oil or marinara. That will be my diet for majority of this trip I’m thinking. Luckily with all the walking we do I don’t think I’m going to have to worry about my all-carb diet! Oh, and nutella crepes for breakfast. Right across from our metro stop is this amazing sidewalk shop. The nutella crepes are amazing and the sandwiches (made on a full-size baguette) are only about 3 euros. Score!
Au revoir! xoxo.