live, not exist!!

Out second day in Paris consisted of having a great cappuccino accompanied with a chocolate tart at Loustic for breakfast; eating delectable pastries at L’Éclaire de Génie as a snack; and ending our night with a wonderful dinner at Le Bistrot Paul Bert. We also went through several arrondissements which seemed as if I actually walked more today than I ever have in my life!!

One thing I noticed about Parisians is how they like to suck the marrow out of life! They like to lounge around or as what they call it ‘flâneur’ at bars/restaurants. They even often have an apéritif or l’apéro before dinner so the affair usually lasts for hours! As an American, I’m used to the fast-paced lifestyle in which everything is done in a rushed manner. Being able to do what the French does was a great eye-opener for me as it made me realize that we have to slow it down at least once in a while to appreciate the smaller details in life.

Our first Parisian stroll. I have to say, there’s nothing quite like this city. Every street corner seems to be picturesque with tall ornate buildings lining up each block. Ditched the ol’ trusty Google Map and walked through several neighborhoods without knowing where we were heading. Paris is like a labyrinth with several surprises along the way; we even stumbled upon the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris and the Musée du Louvre without intending to. Paris, je t’aime!

Next up: Paris, France!

Next up: Paris, France!

Gotta love rainy London mornings even though it put a little damper on our plans.

Gotta love rainy London mornings even though it put a little damper on our plans.

Walked through Shoreditch to find one of the best salt beef sandwiches in London! Tender cured brisket between soft beigels. Good thing this family owned Jewish bakery is open 24/7 so you can get your fix any time of day.

London ‘iconic’ figures

Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal

Had the chance to have breakfast over at Towpath Café along Regent’s Canal. This family owned business seems to be getting quite of buzz since it was overly packed on a weekday…must have been the environment especially its location being right next to a canal. Latte was great but their fried eggs over toast was definitely OUT OF THIS WORLD! I actually even talk to her about the dish up to this point of our trip because it was that delicious! Make sure to check this place out and say hello to the friendly staff for me while you’re at it.

"I like to see the glass as half full…hopefully with vodka!"

"I like to see the glass as half full…hopefully with vodka!"

Pub scene was undoubtedly quite big at this side of the pond! People would be flocking in bars soon as one opens or after a long day’s work. I actually like the fact that bars are always packed in this city since it doesn’t make me look much of an alcoholic when ordering a pint of Guinness at 10 in the morning! Few standouts include Euston Tap, Grafton Arms, and Old Queen’s Head. I have to say, I’m ready to move to London!

Pub scene was undoubtedly quite big at this side of the pond! People would be flocking in bars soon as one opens or after a long day’s work. I actually like the fact that bars are always packed in this city since it doesn’t make me look much of an alcoholic when ordering a pint of Guinness at 10 in the morning! Few standouts include Euston Tap, Grafton Arms, and Old Queen’s Head. I have to say, I’m ready to move to London!

Finally made it to London!! Been wanting to go to this city as far as I could remember. Starting off with a few photos shot on the way to our lodging. From what it looked like, I already knew I was going to love it here. The fast paced lifestyle and energy that every individual exudes somewhat reminds me of New York, but so much better!

Next up: London, England!

Next up: London, England!

Got to check out Lough Rynn Castle in Mohill, Ireland. I have to say, the castle itself wasn’t as grandiose as what’s typically portrayed in movies or even postcards. Nonetheless, it was quite stunning and felt like we walked back in time as we went through the place.