Jul 3, 2012

A Little Break

sunset in Paris by Moyan Brenn
Photo credit: Copyright by Moyan Brenn

I’m going to spend the next few days travelling, culminating with my long anticipated trip to Paris over the weekend, so I thought I’d let you know I’ll be absent from the blogging world until next week. Thank you all again for your very useful Paris recommendations! I read A Moveable Feast and The Most Beautiful Walk in the World in preparation (the first one was enjoyable; the second I didn’t get on with at all, unfortunately) and will be taking The Dud Avocado with me to read on the trip. Sadly there wasn’t time for more preparatory reading, but I have a feeling that when I come back from Paris I’ll be more in the mood for books set there than ever.

As for places to visit, right now my plans include going to the Musée d’Orsay (queues allowing), leaving the Louvre for a longer visit some day in the future, and visiting Shakespeare and Company and the sadly doomed Village Voice Bookshop (thanks Melissa and Sakura for the heads up!). I’m also following everyone’s advice and leaving lots of room for improvisation and for simply strolling around. Several of you told me it’s pretty difficult not to have a good time in Paris regardless of what your plans are, and I’m willing to bet you’re right.

I’ll be back next week with lots of pictures and hopefully some interesting stories to tell. See you then!

30 comments:

  1. Enjoy! Strolling around Paris is the best bit!

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  2. Oh my gosh! This trip snuck up fast. Of course, it probably didn't feel that way to you, huh?

    I hope you and M have the most fabulous time imaginable, my dear!!!

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  3. You are going to have a wonderful time!!

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  4. It will be awesome, I'm sure! That's just Paris ;)

    See if my travel article with tips helps you out
    http://milliverstravels.com/2011/10/smart-tips-for-your-first-time-in-paris/

    Will you be there on Sunday? You can visit a lot of museums for free on the first Sunday of the month!

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  5. Yayy! I hope you have a wonderful time! :)

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  6. Have a fantastic time! I am more than a little jealous that you are in Paris!

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  7. Have a lovely time and remember to make lots of time for French food (important).

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  8. Thank you so much, everyone! And Estrella Azul, thanks for the link! I will be there for most of Sunday, but unfortunately this past Sunday was the 1st of July so I'll have missed the free entry day. I was pretty bummed about that :P

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  9. Paris in a weekend! Wonderful!

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  10. Oh, right... I'm off from work this week and it's throwing me off my game.
    Honestly, on Sunday I was completely convinced that it was still May.
    And today I'm still under the impression that it's only Monday; so sorry to be confusing you.
    Hope the rest of the tips still help out :)
    There's a link or more in there which lists some museums where there's half-price admission at certain hours (on Fridays if I recall correctly.)

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  11. Have fun Ana, and please do come back and share it with us all so we can live a little vicariously!

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  12. Hope you have an AMAZING time Ana :D I can't imagine you not enjoying it!! Pictures please of course :)

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  13. I love Paris! I hope you have a wonderful time, the best time, you deserve it. <3

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  14. Have loads of fun, Ana!! :)

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  15. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

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  16. Have a fantastic time - I'm sure you will!!

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  17. Sounds like it'll be a wonderful time!

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  18. Have a good time! I agree with the recommendations of strolling around. There's definitely such a thing as too much scheduling for a holiday, some of the best places are always off the beaten tourist track.

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  19. You are going to have such a marvelous time--I'm envious. Sometimes, the most fun is to be had down the little alleyways & around corners...
    It will be grand!

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  20. have fun Ana ,all the best stu

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  21. Have a wonderful time! I hope Paris is perfect for you. Enjoy every second of it and we'll be here when you get back!

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  22. I love the Musée d’Orsay!
    Enjoy your trip...

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  23. Enjoy your holiday and a wonderful trip to Paris. I look forward to the photos and stories about your trip, when you return!

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  24. Thank you, everyone! I did have an absolutely wonderful time :D

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