Hello from Paris

We left Berlin Sunday night by train after spending the last two days walking, river cruising on the Spree and visiting Potsdam (30 km from Berlin) 

At Potsdam we walked through the Park Sanssouci and through the old town. 

After 10 days we said goodbye to Germany and arrived yesterday morning in Paris (long train ride!). We spent yesterday and today walking around the historic city.  Our first stop was Notre Dame. We walked over to Shakespeare and Company (Sitara’s recommendation).  We made our way to the Louvre (eating Macaroons and Crepes along the way – one of the benefits of walking 20,000 plus steps a day in Gai Paris). 

We found this beautiful saying on Shakespeare and Company’s steps to upstairs, “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your being” – Hafiz. 

Last night as we sat near the Louvre, we met Alex, a chef from NY, and we had a wonderful time chatting and getting to know each other.  

We ended our day by having a wonderful meal at a French/Algerian restaurant that sold these sweets:

Today we started our day at L’Arc de Triomphe and slowly made our way down the Champs-Élysées to Notre Dame. 

In the afternoon we went on a walking tour of the Latin Quarter.  I am writing this as we finish our dinner across from the Pantheon, at a nice French restaurant, where I am using their wifi (since I have not had access to good wifi for last day and a half). 


8 thoughts on “Hello from Paris

  1. Monique Henningfield

    Dinner across from the Pantheon…..so amazing!! Not everyone can say they have done that!!! Oh and the eating of Macaroons and Crepes along the way…….that’s the best way to walk if you ask me! 🙂

  2. Anam

    Love the pictures… Did you eat Laduree Macaroons? They are the best, have one for me, or a couple 😉

  3. Franziska

    Hi Pat, Hi Enayet,
    we follow your pictures and they remember us to our trip to Paris last march,
    Thank you – have fun.
    Franziska & Michael


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