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From Paris with love

As some of you may know last August I enrolled in French 101 at my local community college. I had a terrific teacher and great classmates who made learning French interesting and fun.

Last October I told my husband, only half-jokingly, that I wanted to go to Paris for the upcoming Holiday break to practice some of my newly acquired French language skills. Ivan didn’t think I was joking, and as our Christmas present for us, he went ahead and planned for a week in Paris beginning on December 28.

We arrived Monday to a cold and wet Paris. There was the possibility of snow flurries during the day but none were seen. We are renting this apartment in the 16th arrondissement in a nice and quiet residential area.

Here are some our first photos of a postcard-perfect wintry Paris.











Comments (8)


Wow, beautiful photos! Why am I jealous of you when I was just in Paris last March? :(

Donna in SF:

How beautiful! My favorite city in the world, and I've always wanted to be there at Christmas time.

Have a fabulous trip enjoying your newly acquired language skills!

Oh my gosh, what a great surprise! I hope you are practicing your French while there :) Great photos! Have a fabulous time!!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Bon Sua Maria! How exciting and what a fabulous Christmas Gift your husband gave. Your photos are wonderful and it sounds like you are in a great location.

Enjoy your Christmas gift and drink some Champaign for all of us! :)

OMG! That is an amazing gift! What a great way to spend the holidays!


Those photos are wonderful! What a treat to spend the holidays in Paris!


Wow, it is so cool that Ivan planned this trip for you! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Gorgeous photos!! The apartment looks lovely too.


Merveilleux, Maria! Fantastic photos. And what a brilliant idea by your husband to plan this trip.

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