Sometimes the best plans—no matter how far-fetched—are best hatched over a few beers, with a few good friends.
“You guys want to go to Canterbury, London, and Paris this winter?”“HELL YEAH, we do!”
When Marc and I verbally agreed with our friends Jon and Bianca to book a 10+ day UK–France excursion over Christmas and the New Year, I was hopeful but not confident it would happen. You just never know! Planning a trip abroad can be a doozy on your own, let alone with four people. But sometimes the stars align, and you have to take the plunge.
And then we blinked and all our travel arrangements were made. And no phones were thought desperately missing for 10 minutes when we arrived in Paris, no bullet trains nearly left the station without us, and no airbnb toilets ran for seemingly hours at a time.
I kid, I kid. Minor hiccups aside, the trip that produced the gratuitous photos you’re about to see was one of the best of my life. Any trip that includes an engagement along the Seine on NYE clearly earns a lot of brownie points, but even beyond that, it was amazing exploring the English seaside, Canterbury Cathedral, museums in London, and all of the meat, cheese, cappuccino, and champagne that Paris had to offer. Voilà!
One of the coolest things Bianca and I did in Paris was an airbnb thrift shopping experience with a local. Unfortunately I have no photos of that, but I highly suggest checking it out if you travel to Paris! I came away with a bunch of great items (silk slip dress, linen shift, satin duster coat, etc.) for about 40€.
It’s safe to say I’ll never forget this trip, and I’m very glad to have a reason to go back to Paris. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!