A Long Weekend in Paris

Paris was fabulous! I stayed in an absolute dump of a hostel, but still managed to enjoy myself! Don’t get me wrong, the trip had its downfalls: I spilled a bottle of red wine all over my brown suede boots, which were the only shoes I brought, so I had to buy new boots, which set me back 100 euros ($150 US). I accidentally left my credit card at a bar and didn’t realize it until I was at the subway station trying to go to the airport. The hostel´s janitor made gross inappropriate advances at me and Paris is so expensive I´m pretty much broke now, but aside from all that I had a blast & met some really great people.

When I was stranded at the JFK Airport in New York a month ago, I made friends with a Frenchman who had also missed his flight. He told me to call him if I ever came to Paris. I took him up on his offer and he was kind enough to take me out to a fancy French lunch on the Champs-Élysées. I would have taken a picture, but it was a classy establishment, I had to pretend like I had home training. Speaking of classy, check out the bathroom in one of the bars I went to (photo above).

I didn’t get a chance to try escargot, but I did eat an authentic crepe made by a street vendor and came to the conclusion that crepes are the Parisian dirty dog (Dirty dogs are those tasty bacon wrapped hot dogs that vendors sell on the streets of LA after the clubs).

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    Alwaysthis 11 years ago

    Well, regardless of spilling wine all over your boots, you sure keep those pearly whites shining in these pics. I need to get in touch with your dentist…even if they're not all real teeth. Thinkin' of ya. Bring me back a crepe. My mom makes them too…minus the gross Nutella.

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    Dena B 11 years ago

    I love that you left a comment on this post & not on the one made pacifically for you..douche! Margie's def gonna have to make me some crepes when I get back!! Oh, be sure to show Katy the tour of my hostel room (since she was a fan of the house tour)..ha, I'll email you my dentist's number!

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    Anonymous 11 years ago

    Hello Hello

    Just checked out your blog as I haven't seen it in a while. Looks like you are having an amazing time! I like all the photos.

    The naked oldie was pretty nasty but all the food shots were fabulous haha

    Hope you enjoyed your time in Paris and have fun for the rest of your stay in Spain!

    Love ya,


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    Dena B 11 years ago

    Yay! Glad to see you on the blog! Overall I'm having a really good time (but I do get homesick at times). I knew you'd get a kick out of the food shots. I wish there was a way I could ship icecream to you without it melting because you would love it! Talk to you soon

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