Friday, May 12, 2017

Paris Mega-Post

Another day, another Avocado Toast. This morning at Lou Lou Friendly Diner...
Pom Arils add a zesty touch, who knew?
Fresh baked Croissants on the counter, so enticing...
after breakfast, we walked to Notre Dame, wandered around inside a little...
passed the Conciergerie...
Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois..
passed the Louvre, didnt go in, we had been inside many years ago...
someone had spray painted this multple places on the pavement...
Stones are playing in October. There was a time that would have been the ultimate experience in the world for me, times have changed...
Le Grand Palais...
through the Tuilleries past the Obelisk and to the Arc De Triomphe..
where we sat at Cafe George V. Unknowingly sitting in the smoking area...
It never crossed my mind for a second to ask if there was cream in the Vegetable Soup.  I am shockingly out of practice asking about menu ingredients. I dont believe the brusque waiter would have taken kindly to my questions anyway. So I ate it...
Took the metro to the Eiffel Tower, but didnt go up (again, we had done that previously). Here's what it looks like in case you didnt know...
we took a pedicab from the Eiffel Tower back to the Latin Quarter. Felt bad for this little woman having to haul us, especially after she would come to a stop and then have to get the bike going again, but she was very insistent on wanting to take us. Only 20 Euros...
passed a nice statue...
here she is after we arrived at St. Germaine...
St. Germain was being remodeled...
en route to dinner, we passed St Etienne Du Mont..
Dinner was at Foyer Mon Vietnam...
the Mr. gets credit for finding this place (and for getting us to the Eiffel Tower)...
my Fried Rolls were so wonderfully flavorful, never experienced that charcoal type coating...
My Vegetarian Stew was practically all vegetables. I loved it! If only we had eaten here last night instead. Only issue was that it is a cash only restaurant which we werent prepared for...
en route back to the hotel I admired some non-vegan pastries...
fun to see an Opera Cake in reality after seeing them made on Great British Bake Off. Back to London tomorrow morning, thanks for looking. Bye for now.


10 comments:

  1. You're certainly finding some great avocado toast! Nice touch with the pomegranate seeds on this version. I bet that pedi-cab lady is so strong! That would be a job and a workout at the same time. With the veggie soup i think you have the right attitude for vacation, sometimes you just have to roll with it...! What a great find for dinner, the hot pot of veggies looks like what i crave when traveling too. Beautiful pastry display, it's certainly an art form for the french
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I hope that pedicab driver does it for the exercise, I felt rather ashamed to have her hauling our lazy asses. I hardly saw any pastry shops this trip, must have gone down the wrong roads,

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  2. Another day another beautiful avocado toast! All the buildings are so so beautiful! I am loving all the pictures.
    I bet the pedicab lady has thighs of steel!
    Those spring rolls do look outstanding, along with your stew!

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    1. Thanks, Paris is so incredible. With all the horrors in the world, it is hard to believe humans constructed such beautiful things.

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  3. What an absolutely gorgeous day in so many ways! That blue sky is amazing! Your pictures are so lovely and make me feel like I'm there with you - and I really wish I could be!! It makes me vividly remember my time in Paris so thank you for that! And thanks for so diligently documenting it and sharing with us!

    The meals look so delicious. That avocado toast looks good and I never would have thought to top it with pomegranate! Dinner sounds and looks incredible. The pastries are gorgeous and I know what you mean about seeing pastries after watching the GBBO! It's fun to see them and the hear the terms and actually know what they mean!

    Safe travels back to London!

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    1. I should really read the comments on the last post before commenting on the recent one :)

      I did have a pass. We spent a few days in London then traveled by train to Wales where we caught a ferry to Dublin (AMAZING) where we spent another few days). From there we took the train to Northern Ireland and caught a ferry to Edinburgh. We stayed there for a few days and took a day trip to Glasgow while we were there. From there we went back to London and traveled to Brussels for a few days then to Paris for a few days. We finally headed back to London and flew back from there :) It was amazing but I'm glad I did it when I was younger because I think that trip would kill me now, haha!

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    2. What a trip you took! I had no interest in Dublin, surprised to hear you say it is amazing. Glasgow is now the vegan mecca of Britain, but the train there is an all day endeavor. Surprised you didnt do Amsterdam.

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  4. Amazing! Beautiful sites and moderate weather, it appears! I wish more mainstream bakeries would carry vegan versions of their delights! For a city based on cheese, you are doing quite well with your meals! Yum!

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    1. We completely lucked out on the weather. Paris is not vegan-friendly to say the least. No idea why that would be.

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