Awesome Foursome hits Paris

I’ve been back in Scotland for two weeks now, but I want to properly finish the Paris part of the blog before I start the second half of my Year Abroad…

Three of my fab friends came to stay mid-December, so I obviously wanted to show them a good time. Despite the horrible weather, which unfortunately prevented us from going up the Eiffel Tour, we actually managed to see quite a lot of the city. I was particularly pleased with our Sunday morning walk, which enabled us to fit in Notre Dame, Shakespeare and Company, Le Pont des Arts, a quick whizz around the Louvre, a walk through the Tuileries and a trip to the Champs-Elysées Christmas market between devouring a croissant for breakfast and a crepe (or two) for lunch. Impressive, huh!

We did a lot of eating – and I really do mean a lot -, but what else would you expect from a weekend in Paris with me? Tapas and cocktails on Friday, Holybelly brunch on Saturday (after queing for almost 2 hours in the rain…), proper French cuisine (croissants, crepes, and a wine and cheese night) on Sunday…we certainly ate our way around the city!

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It was actually one of the best weekends of my five months in Paris. It was so nice to see the city through other people’s eyes one final time before I left; it really reminded me how amazingly beautiful it is. It also made me realise how at home I was by the end of my stay – I felt like a proper tour guide every time they asked me what a random building was or I provided some unnecessary information about a restaurant we passed.

Anyway, enough of the chit chat. Here are some photos from the weekend.

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I’m already getting excited about the next Awesome Foursome weekend away. We’re thinking Iceland or Rome for December 2015, but who knows where we’ll end up!


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