I was going through my old notes yesterday and saw this 2-page/back to back notes inserted in one of my notebooks. It made me smile while reading it because it brought me back to my first memory of Paris, and gosh! I miss Europe! I miss the beauty of old buildings in Paris and I miss the festive feels of this beautiful city.
When I found out that we are going back to Paris, my immediate question to him was “Where will we stay?” I had to know so I can prepare myself in case there will be something sadder than our previous hotel in the city. You can check out my previous review here.
I got sick two days before leaving Geneva so our planned weekend to see the rest of Paris was put on hold (sort of). I was having fever and colds and one of the first things that we did after checking in was to get some medicines from the nearest pharmacy because we already finished the ones that we brought for the trip. Our goal was to get a whole day rest, feel better so we can go out the following day.
In my previous Paris food review, I featured Le Pont De Yunnan Restaurantwhich is located near the Saint-Georges station. This time, we stayed in Saint Lazare and took the chance to see if there are any good restaurants in the area. Fortunately, we have the perfect location because we got access to 2 of the top Chinese restaurants in Paris – Carnet De Voyage and Carnet De Bord.
When we were in Paris last 2014, we only get to see half of the Champs Élysées because it was a wet and chilly day and staying outside with a small umbrella to protect us from the rain is is not a lovely thing to do. We told each other that we will just see the famous Arc when we go back (with fingers crossed).
It was one gloomy, winter afternoon in Paris and I decided to have my lunch before heading out to see Gare Saint Lazare. Since I have been dining at the nearby restaurant for the days, I gained the confidence to, maybe, try something new.
Spending 2 weeks in Paris made me crave for Asian cuisine, especially the hot soup on cold days/nights. Thankfully, the hotel is just a few steps away from this small Chinese restaurant called Le Pont De Yunnan.