haha! have fun at highschool today NERDS. i’m gonna be doing cool ADULT stuff like sleeping WHENEVER i want and CRYING
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // PARIS, PART 3
oh yeah, did I mention that everything and everyone in Paris is basically photo-ready all the time? crazy.
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // PARIS, PART 2
the beginning of our second day was kind of weird because as it turns out, you can’t really just walk around aimlessly in hopes of getting to where you need to be. after missing the last call for the bus tour, we started walking around where ever we are, which turned out to be the general vicinity of the Sacre-Coeur.
the streets leading up to the basilica are full of people and cafes and cool little shops that sell basically everything… there was this one place that basically just sold 16 different colours of yarn. this other place called “Sympa” (the third photo here) from what I could tell literally just had mountains and piles of clothing for people to dig through, which is something I joke about doing all the time at work but was actually kind of scary in real life.
anyway. we didn’t end up going to the church because there were like a million stairs and twice as many people up there, so we just hung around this park thing they have at the bottom, where I ate some chocolate bread. then we got on with our day.
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // PARIS, PART 1
the eurostar ride from London to Paris is around 4 hours and I pretty much slept the whole way because the elevation changes a bunch and my ears kept popping, which is the worst.
anyway. Gare du Nord is very crowded and hot and you have to pay to use the bathrooms but as long as you walk like you know what you’re doing, it’s all good. one of the cab drivers must have decided we weren’t hopeless loser tourists because he basically let us skip the entire line and then proceeded to give us an entire tour of Paris on the way to our apartment, which was cool (or maybe he wanted to harvest our organs then changed his mind on the way over, who knows).
our apartment was on some road I couldn’t pronounce and was crazy tiny but had a great balcony window that you could leave open while you napped - so thats what I did for the majority of the day. By the time I got out of bed again, neither of us wanted to really go out for dinner so we dropped by the store down the street so I could buy some groceries and make a totally not french dinner, but it was good and cheap and I think Hemingway wrote something about that once when he was in Paris so y’know.
lastly - paris is really nice to look as the sun goes down. but then night time hits and the nigerian sports bar underneath your apartment really comes alive and will be crazy loud but still sort of charming until 4 in the morning… or maybe that was just what happened to me.
europe in scraps (inspired by jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk's week in scraps project) part 3: paris, france
I have to wake up at 4 am for work tomorrow meaning I don’t have time to hang out on the internet anymore, so I’m gonna queue up some photos from paris and y’all can look at them while I convince myself that going to bed at 10 pm is what adults do.
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Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy
I watched this video on Saturday and then had an Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg movie marathon right after which proved to be an excellent use of my weekend so maybe you should do that too.
the series finale of True Blood may have actually killed me and I am just sort of blogging from beyond the grave now
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // LONDON, PART 11
this is gonna be the last one of the London series - somewhere on the Victoria line from Brixton to St. Pancras (do you ever think about how someone gets paid to design and choose subway car fabrics?)
Paris photos are up next, but I’m gonna start throwing in some more current photos from this month as well. Hope you like ‘em.
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // LONDON, PART 10: Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
a few things: the first is that I can’t believe I went all the way to Trafalgar Square and forgot to take a picture of the lions. the second is that all of the monuments in London are way bigger than I expected
(that’s what she said) so having lunch on the steps of this one was very unnerving but also pretty cool. the third thing is that if someone offers you McDonald’s coupons where you can get a whole McChicken combo for £2, don’t do it because London’s idea of a McChicken sandwich is to literally put a giant chicken nugget on a bun, and that is definitely not the same thing as a McChicken sandwich.
EUROPE IN PHOTOS // LONDON, PART 9: Camden Market
second last update of this chapter… a few shots of Camden Market, which I realized is a basically a more expensive version of Pacific Mall and Kensington Market (in Toronto) smashed together. all the street level stores tried to sell me counterfeit Supreme caps and blinged-out weed grinders but that’s not really my thing so y’know. the horse tunnels were way cooler - I met a cool dog and had a huge samosa… Oh and if you look closely in that first photo you can see me looking at a t shirt with Harry Styles’ face on it.