Saturday, December 29, 2012

Paris - Part One

On December 9, 2006, at about 2:30pm Adam and I said some marriage vows and signed away our independence. Over the years, we have been rather slack in our celebrations – once we both remembered the date, one year Adam forgot, twice I forgot, and one year we both forgot...
Us remembering
(Because it was the actual day)
Six years later, we (surprisingly) jointly remembered that our anniversary was coming up and so we decided to visit the great city of Paris to celebrate.
 On Thursday evening we took the Eurostar train from London to Paris, which I highly recommend. It was fast, there was no turbulence, you could visit the dining car and buy a variety of snacks, and – most importantly – the seats were bigger than aeroplane seats (and they came with footrests!) If only Air New Zealand could develop a long-haul craft based on a train carriage!

After arriving in Paris, we took the Metro to Luuk and Amy (our Kiwi friends)’s house in southern Paris. We spent two nights with them, and thoroughly enjoyed having a catch-up and the chance to just relax, drink coffee, and eat pastries with friends. The main street of their town, Antony, was well lit-up for Christmas and it was a great atmosphere for walking down to the local market together on Friday evening. 

(I have a lot of pictures from our Paris trip, so I will space out the blog posts so it doesn't take forever for the posts to load.)

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