Ok, raise your hand if you like good food!
Yes, I thought so. Most of us find it enjoyable to eat good-tasting food, right? I know a couple of people who claim not to enjoy eating, but I have a feeling it has more to do with having to cook, than actually not liking food.
If you’re the traveling type, you’ll probably agree that even the simplest of foods tastes better when you are discovering a new city, province/state, country or continent. Probably because while on a journey, we can take the time to sit and live the moment.
In September of 2018, I flew with J (my best friend) to Paris for a ten days trip.
It was a spontaneous trip, after J’s breakup with her back then boyfriend. She had dreamt about going to Paris for decades, but had only left the country once (with me, to go to Denmark… Surprised?). Heart broken, she had called me on the night of their breakup, and asked me ”Would you take me to Paris, pleaaaase?”
What was I to say?
J is my soul sister, and I am always waiting for a good reason to fly out of Canada… So I didn’t hesitate, and agreed to prepare the trip for her.
We decided to give our short travel a theme, and went for ”Croissants & Champagne”. It seemed fit for the City of Lights.
So every other morning, I sneeked out of our Airbnb apartment, and went to the bakery a block away, and took back some fresh pastries (croissants, chocolatines and other yummy treats) for us to have for breakfast.
And every evening, on our way back to our lair, we stopped by the liquor store and bought a bottle of sparkling wine. Yeah, not actually Champagne, but we were on a budget, and France has very nice cheap version of the rich nectar. (Little tip: stay away from red sparkling wine… We got fooled once, they’ll never catch us again!)
But back to the real reason of this post.
The above picture was taken on the side of La Seine, the great river going through France’s capital. J and I were in between two visits of whatever we were doing that day. We had stopped in a little bakery, and picked some pasta salads with seperate dressing and (of course) a piece of baguette. Not an amazing meal, by all means.
But sitting there, by the water, 5502 kilometers from home with my best friend, this was truly a delicacy.
It’s all about the journey, and what can I say?
It was delicious!
This year, I am dedicating my A to Z Challenge to revisiting 26 of my favorite Instagram pictures, and the memories that cling to them. If you’d like to get the full list of my challenge post, just click here.