Sunday, 14 October 2012

A local wannabe in Paris....

I have always wanted to start my own travel and food blog but for the life of me I couldn't think of a catchy title for it. Then in one of the souvenir shops in Paris I saw this postcard.                     
Voila!


And what better way to start my blog than with a post from the City of Light or City of Love, whichever you prefer. To me it will always be Paris!


The big K and I had another opportunity to visit Paris. We were on the last four days of our three week European holiday. And after the wonderful time we had renting an apartment from our last visit it was a given that we will be renting again. Why opt for an apartment and not a hotel or B&B? First, renting an apartment is cheaper and second we get to experience how local Parisians live even if only for a short while. 


Our Montmartre apartment......

Spacious living and dining area with big windows that let in lots of light. The big K and I particularly 
liked the memorabilias on display, hand me downs from the father of our charming landlady.

We got lucky with this apartment, nice, clean and very affordable.  

Hallway leading to the bedroom. More windows!


We liked the uncluttered look of the apartment. 

Typical of old buildings in Paris, most don't have elevators. The stairs
definitely gave us some work out. It was also a bit tricky negotiating 
it with two big bags.

View from our apartment window.

I found the apartment at this website. 

The local neighborhood had lots of cafes, restaurants, a bakery and a cheese shop. A grocery was just around the corner. You will never be hungry at this place. 


No worries getting around the city as the nearest metro stop is just a 5 minute walk away. Or if you are feeling energetic you can always walk to wherever you want to go. 

What else could you ask for?


For my other Paris posts, you can click here.