13th March 2015
After a lot of procrastination, I am finally here with the final entry of our honeymoon adventures! I guess the Nature girl in me always wins, that’s why the entries from Norway and Iceland came up rather easily and quickly!
On the very last day of our stay in Paris, which also marked the end of honeymoon, we took things a little slower at our own pace. We brought the sweet treats that we bought from Lafayette the day before – which includes an eclair from L’éclair de génie & macarons from Sadaharu Aoki – and headed off to Jardin du Luxembourg to people watch while enjoying our “breakfast”. We took a stroll along the garden, and found ourselves joining the long queue outside the crepe store, because Jon is greedy like that. That’s also when we first had the fattest ingredients-filled crepe ever! So thankful that it was able to curb Jon’s crazy appetite for a while and we could just continue strolling and exploring the streets of Paris.
Headed over to Montmartre later that evening, and of course we had to see the famous Moulin Rouge! We didn’t catch any strip shows, but we found ourselves enjoying the walk in the bustling alleys that leads to Sacré-Cœur! Jon and I personally took a stronger liking for La Basilique du Sacré Cœur as compared to Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and it was a real pity that we weren’t allowed to grab any photos of the place. It had a really beautiful view that overlooks Paris city’s of low lying buildings unlike the tall skyscrappers we have back home, and it was a pity that the view of the tall standing Effiel Tower was blocked by the construction that was taking place. Montmartre was generally a bustling place, and we were glad that we decided to visit this place out of the main Paris city on our last day.
One of the best way to end our trip? Meeting up with our goold old friends/neighbours, Mr & Mrs Lye, in Paris! Both of them traveled down from London to grab a meal before we flew back home, so Shufeng made a reservation for the four of us at Ratapoil and the lovely couple gave us a treat! We ordered every dish from the degustation menu, and it was a real feast. Of course I really thought it was the company of the two that made the night a whole lot better. Can’t wait for them to return home in the months to come, so we could just walk a few blocks away for a home-cooked meal (and vice versa)!
Thank you for the amazing adventures. Till we meet again, Europe! x