“OMG WERE GOING TO MISS OUR FLIGHT!”
Was our thinking as we barreled across the dark countryside. Luckily John, Mimi’s husband drives fast and we jumped out of the car at Luton right on time, and the sun hadn’t even come up yet!
Ryanair is like a big bus, but yet a plane. Everything is bright orange and cheap. That’s why we paid about twenty pounds for our tickets. It was actually way cheaper than taking the train, the way most people get around Europe. There are no assigned seats, and you walk across the tarmac and load onto the plane, no fancy airport or frills. That’s okay; we were saving all our money for fancy French food and delicious French wine.
This did not go over so well. We ended up pretty much just throwing the money at them and taking off to find a little café near Montmartre to recharge.
|Don’t take pictures in the tube!|
That was when I had my first Café Crème. It was amazing. Of course I had been in England for a week at that point, home of the instant coffee, ew. All I know is café crèmes are one of the very best coffees I have ever had in my life. I drank at least five or six a day over the three nights we were in Paris. I also had my very first French meal at this little bistro and it was so good, yet very simple. Just a salad with goat cheese and some toast with goat cheese.
Did I mention I love goat cheese? Like a lot? It just tastes like licking a fresh goat and man I love that taste.
With that first goaty meal, I knew Paris and I were going to get along just fine!
My friend just came back from Paris and is going through coffee withdrawal. She can’t find any here that meets her newly-raised European standards. This makes me want to book a flight!
D’ya often lick fresh goats?
Sorry on behalf of my country, for the instant coffee. It’s appalling. You like Cafe Creme, you gotta try LavAzza. It’s Italian and totally delicious. Get the grounds 🙂
I haven’t had a cafe creme but now I want one. I also don’t know how to make those little accent marks on my words, so super good job on figuring that out. A lot of times in England, they’d give me an americano instead of the instant, and that was fabulous! This brought back memories!
I am so envious of all of your travel opportunities.
And goat cheese rules the dairy world!
haha, luckily goat cheese is even better than licking a fresh goat! I have been to Paris once but was miserably sick the entire time and mustered just enough energy to see the Eiffel Tower. No delicious french food for me, just gargled a lot of betadine. But I will have to go back if only to try this cafe creme you speak of!
I can’t believe it only costs 20 pounds to fly! That is amazingly cheap.
I have a feeling you are too young to remember PeoplExpress (no frills) Airlines. I am not a huge fan of goat cheese, but am sure fresh goat would taste better than a stale one.
Those guys are still in Montmartre. They grabbed me and tried to put one on me two nights ago but I escaped.
Perfect description of Ryanair and I definitely became a tea person when I lived in London…
Ha, I love Paris and your description of the guys around Montmartre are spot on. Lovely post!
That whole sticking-bracelts-on-people-and-then-charging-them thing is genius! I can’t see it really playing out well here in the US, though. 😀
I went to Paris in high school, but I’d love to go back as an adult. I loved Monmatre. The whole city, actually… Thanks for bringing me back!