Fun and frog legs in Paris

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Here I am, scootering in Enghien-les-Bains, the Northern suburb of Paris, where Chad and I are staying with Helene and her family. I borrowed this scooter from Sasha, Helene’s sweet little girl when we went for a walk around the neighbourhood and Chad snapped this shot, which by sheer coincidence happened to be framed exactly as the shot of Enghien les Bains that Wikipedia uses.


Helene, showing us around. It’s a really nice neighborhood.

We met up with my old Vancouver friend, Iana and her new French boyfriend for lunch the next day and I had snails and frog legs. They were ok. I don’t think I will be having them again. I’ll post pics of that later on Flickr. The new boyfriend then went back to work (he’s a French cop) and the three of us went to explore a huge flea market where we saw some of the most amazing antiques I’ve ever laid my eyes on.


Chad, relaxing after an exhausting day.

Our connecting flight to Paris was through Los Angeles and I think that’s why we saw Joshua Jackson at the airport. He flew on the same flight as us and I told him that I really liked him in the Fringe, although I don’t really like the show itself. For some reason, even though I had a camera in my jacket pocket, I didn’t ask him for a picture. I suppose I didn’t want to be rude and/ or lame.

30 Responses

  1. laura says:

    So happy and exiting to here from you!!!!! It’s so cool to spend time in Paris and I think from this trip you will bring lot of new and fresh ideas and will create more beauty. Have fun and joy!!!

  2. annina says:

    ah great to hear you are having fun so far, it makes me want to return to Paris! (i have only been there once)
    enjoy the rest of your trip and i love to hear from it when you have internet! :)

  3. Helene says:

    Sneaking up on you from work. Mwahaha!

  4. znesnoc says:

    How fun! Thank you for the trip update! That first picture of you on the scooter cracked me up. Also, I like your skirt. :)

  5. aneemal says:

    Ooohh Joshua Jackson! *jealous* :-p

  6. : ) It sounds like you are having a very soul-refreshing and pleasant time, how lovely! Helene is such a sweetie, it must be so enjoyable to see Paris with her.

  7. Shiny says:

    It looks like your having bunches of fun! I think it’s wonderful that you take time on your vacation no less to let us look into your life.

    …. and I have to know if Joshua Jackson if Joshua Jackson is as hot in person as he is on tv!

  8. Marina says:

    Oh Shiny,

    I don’t know how it’s possible, but somehow Joshua Jackson was even hotter in person than on tv.
    He’s taller too.

  9. Cloudy-Chan says:

    Aw that’s so cool, so nice of Helene to let you stay with her! how exciting!

  10. annina says:

    have you seen the Louis Vuitton ready to wear for spring 2010? i like many of them. it seems it’s time to update our hair, haha!

    i was wondering if paris fashion week is still going and if you are going to see a show? how cool that would be!

  11. annina says:

    well not “many” but 8 of the looks!

  12. Marina says:

    I just came back from LV spring 2010 show. I’ve got pics and video to sort through tonight. It was pretty fantastic.

  13. annina says:

    ha that is SO cool! i’d love to see some if you have time to share! :)
    maybe Chad will add a big hair to his great moustache?

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  15. Anne (UK) says:

    Sounds like you are having an amazing time in Paris and how great that you and Helene get the chance to hang out together!

  16. joan says:

    love the pictures. you on the scooter made me chuckle.

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