City of Love- Paris Day 4

November 2012

Us in the morning, before heading to Gerald Mullot for breakfast, only to realise that it was closed on Wednesdays! What are the odds!

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This is the Chinese-French bakery that we love!

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Breakfast at Paul instead of Gerald Mulot. Well, at least we can be assured that the standard was there. Paul was bustling with the morning crowd as well- so it just indicates that food standard is still good.

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Beautiful floral shop just next to Paul. On our first day in Paris, E was asking me if he should get me a potted plant in Paris so that we can take care of it and watch it grow during our trip. (What???!!! Like no? What for?)

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We went off for our Before Sunrise/Before Sunrise walk tour conducted by E.

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After like a super long walk, we finally found the Shakespeare and Co bookshop. You know the feeling of like walking forever and forever, not knowing if the bookshop disappeared or something and when you actually stumble upon it, you feel so deliriously happy… and yes, that was how we felt.

The thing is that both E and myself are great fans of the movie(heard that Before Midnight is possibly coming up…) and it is so wonderful to revisit one of the sites for the movie. In Before Sunset, it was the place where Jesse and Celine met each other again after years. *sigh sigh*

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And so we bought The Dangerous Book for Boys for Baby Ryan. Well, we know that he will not be able to read it now, but we hope he will be able to read it soon. Heehee. The book has many cool facts, history and game ideas for kids and E loves it just as much!

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Stopped for crepes lunch/morning tea break.

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En route toย Promenade Plantee, a linear garden which was featured in the Before Sunset movie.

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Finally!!!

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We chillaxed the garden for some time, soaking in the good weather and talking about our possible next couple trip. Heehee.

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Bought chocolates for people at home! And the store assistant was so polite and generous with her samples!

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This is one of the scariest dinner that I ever had my whole life. Not just it is costly(it will not matter if the food is nice, trust me!), but it is really not suitable for our palates. It did not help that E was telling me how this place received great food reviews and I went to La Coupole with extremely high expectations.

We reached the place around 6ish and it was not that crowded but the crowd soon came in after 7 and we were impressed by how good the business was at the restaurant, only to be proven wrong by our choice of dinner.

For starters, we ordered one onion soup each and it was a mistake because the onion soup came in a huge portion that I hardly could even finish half of mine! We also ordered a seafood platter to share and yes, that was the main that was really quite a turn-off. Hmm… just thinking about it can make me nauseous! In the end, we also left the platter rather untouched. *sigh sigh* And, if you want to know I puked after eating some of the seafood platter at the restaurant and even had to left for the washroom to vomit more in the middle of the cabaret show. (!!!)

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And off we went to watch a cabaret show-ย Paradis Latin! It was a-okay. Seriously nothing exciting. So much for paying 180 Euros for it but of course, it was E who insisted that we should check the show out. In the end, he told me he fell asleep towards the end!!!

After the show, it was drizzling and there was no cab in sight! Bah! Fortunately, we managed to get the last train back to our hotel. It was definitely one of the most tiring days in Paris.

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