|Before Bri + I were a couple, we were just party-buddies in Portland|
I was looking through photos and realized that in the 3 years Bri and I have been together we've visted a pretty decent list of place, always with a smile and a back-pack.
|One of our backpacking trips|
- Roadtrip from Portland to New York
- New Orleans, LA
- Savannah, GA
- Washington DC
- New York
- Lyon (first time)
- MOVE to Lyon
- MOVE to Paris
Today is our third year anniversary, and now we start a new life once again in a new city. We're going to Le Lutin dans le Jardin, a restaurant that has a fabulous discount through 'La Fourchette' (21€ instead of 42€).
|This is about 1 year after we got together|
|View from down our street|
Suprisingly, despite the 30 minute crowded metro rides, I feel suprisingly calm in this city. It is very similar to life in Lyon, but much much larger. I was warned before moving about the gens impolis but so far I've only came across kind and gentle people.
I was asked 3 times if I needed help dragging my giant suitcase up the metro steps (including a woman!), I was caught by a nice businessman when I was about to fall over trying to elbow out of my metro stop.
Actually so far, Parisiens are quite pleasant outside of rush-hour. During rush-hours (9am-10am, 12pm-1pm and after 5pm) they tend to be pushy, but you kinda have to be in order to get INTO the metro.
In the area I live I am 5 minutes away from buses, a step away from a boulangerie, boucheries (3 of them), fruit stands, grocery stores, 2 métro lines... in fact I am even better situated than my first apartment in the center of Lyon.
The air feels much drier in Paris, and my contacts feel polluted after half a day wandering around. I carry hand sanitizer for after my metro rides, and wash my face as soon as I get home.
There are differences, but they are differences that I can share with my blog, things to discover, things to report about.
So, I'm off for a "Gastronomique Expérience" and get ready for some experiences!