Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~Bonjour Paris~

Last weekend, le Rey and I went to see his brother and sister-in-law at their apartment in Paris! I went to Paris for a couple days way back in 2006, but it was a very quick trip. Since Reichardt and Karin have been living there for almost a year, they know their way around (and can speak French quite well!). They are there for Reichardt's job.

His work pays for their amazing apartment.

I know.

And his company pays Karin a small "salary" instead of a work visa. So she takes French classes, works on her photography skills, plans trips and does housewife stuff.

I know. Amazing. That is the way to move abroad. Have the employer take care of everything!

Anyway, Paris was soooo different this time around (as we got to stay with them, they have a car, and we were there for 4 1/2 days). It was a fantastic to spend time together and to see Paris through their eyes. They have made the most of their time and seen alot of France, as well as fitting in 3 week backpacking trip around Europe!  Karin is an inspiring woman-usually in the typical workforce, she has patiently put her career on hold while she and Reichardt enjoy this special time of their life in Europe. She happily cooks, cleans and enjoys Parisian life. She has reminded me to live in the moment and take things as they come.

We know it is quite a blessing to be so close in proximity at this time and we are so fortunate that we could see them! The train from London to Paris was only 2 hrs 15 min!!! Can you believe that?!

We are hoping to fit one more trip in before they move back to South Africa.............

Paris is more beautiful than I remember, and indeed a romantic city. What a great time!


  1. Wow, what an amazing place. Are you saying it was better than just staying in the airport in Paris? I can't imagine :)

  2. What beautiful photographs! What was your favorite thing? I have to say drinking beers at the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset was one of my favorites. Not terribly refined, but fun nonetheless. :)

  3. So glad you're getting the chance to travel!

  4. I just stumbled across your blog.... and GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE because if you look at my blog, we have the exact same layout! How ironic!!

    I am also a teacher and I love following fellow teacher bloggers!

    Looks like you had a fabulous time in Paris! Me and my husband went when I was studying abroad in Europe years ago. I can't wait to go back!

  5. thanks everyone! Melissa, my favorite thing was probably the night we went to the Eiffel Tower at midnight : )