Pictured right is the view from my second Parisian couch, albeit a very comfortable futon mattress on the floor.
I am now staying in Jourdain, Line 11, in the east of Paris. It's a great neighbourhood and I'm loving my host, Rachel.
After climbing what felt like thousand steps to her apartment, I was greeted with a very warm and welcoming "bon soir!" - lovely.
Rachel had flown in from a 10-day excursion to California and was battling jet lag as much as I was. Despite all this, we managed to shop for some organic produce to make a delectable salad that we washed down with a splash of vin rouge from Buzet in the Bordeaux region.
Our conversation ended at 2:00am, when we realised it was way past our bedtimes. We had both been in the moment and didn't bother to check our watches until our eyelids grew heavy. I love living like this.
I woke up this morning and after bidding Rachel au revoir, I took a moment to gaze out the 'couch-room' window and suck it all in - what a simple yet stunning view. So cool, so Paris.
Did I mention that I love living like this?
Until tomorrow, savour in the views from wherever you may be.
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