I know being sentimental can be problematic sometimes, but I guess I found looking at our stories and photos in the past very relaxing and therapeutic.
Do you think so as well?
So, anyway..this time we took you back to 2010.
I hope you don't mind :).
And Paris is where we're heading to.
To the city of lights.
Or as many have dubbed, the most romantic city in the world.
Paris during Valentine's Day.
And Paris during the Chinese New Year.
Interesting, isn't it.
Although we didn't really celebrate Valentine's Day or Chinese New Year per se, I considered ourselves lucky to witness that colorful celebration in Paris.
|cheers from Eiffel Tower.|
It took us around 5-hour drive from Geneve, where we resided from 2007 - 2011, to Paris.
Bo was only 3 years old at that time and as you know traveling with young children can be full of 'drama'.
And we were lucky that both of my kids seem to have the same 'itchy feet ' and curiosity over new places, peoples and cultures. So I general, traveling with my kids were mostly enjoyable, with no particular problems.
I remember Bo pretty much loved playing with his stroller at this point.
So we managed to have all of these favorite toys of his ready before continuing our trip, particularly since we took public transportation most of the time.
The trip itself was made possible thanks to our dearest friends and photo mentors, Mas Hedi et Mba Cessy, who never run out of pati
So, off we went to Paris on the 13th of February, staying there for 2 short days only, with the aim of enjoying the Gong Xi Fat Choi and Paris in love. Lots of love.
Starting with the tour de Montparnasse, we climbed to the 59th floor of the building to enjoy the City of Lights in full-fledge.
Not to mention our culinary tour to Tang Frere or the china town and our search for the lost 'klenteng' or Chinese Temple have completed our journey at that time.
Before hitting Hotel de Ville where the defile du dragon started, we managed to visit the Eifell Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the surrounding.
Barely make it on time, we arrived in Hotel de Ville, where the celebration was held, right when the parade was about to start.
And what a celebration it was!
|the dragon..so colorful :)|
Full of characters from the famous Chinese legends, so colorful, so detailed.
Dragons, knights, emperors, princes and princesses, judges, and more...
|Chinese New Year in Paris is indeed festive :)|
The make-ups, the costumes, the expressions..
It was really a festive day, not only for the Chinese who celebrated the New Year, but also for us, the spectators.
|the three ladies :)|
Red was obviously dominating the scene, but I managed to find one wise man (at least I thought so ) with PURPLE (my favorite color) beard.
Afterwards, we hit the road again and headed to Les Champs- Elysses.
Took more pictures here and there.
Enjoying precious moments with our dear friends and families.
Well, for sure it was quite a colorful weekend.
Most photos were taken by Udi, my hubby, while the family pictures were taken by Mas Hedi or Mba Cessy.
Speaking about Paris, I have one beautiful Paris bag, with Eiffel tower on it, made by my dearest friends, Suzie Icus.
Icus is a loving mom of Abin, a cute baby boy, who has admiringly founded Itaco together with her students. Teaching in a vocational school, Icus has inspired many of her students to start creating various kinds of DIY and crafts, like pouches, bags, even t-shirts and pin. I even orders beautiful endek Bali pouches, t-shirt and pins for my breast cancer team's souvenirs.
You wanna see them?
|Thanks to Icus for providing me this :)|
Aren't they lovely!
I sincerely hope Icus and her students will continue doing their great jobs and we will have more and more entrepreneurs.
Well, what di you think?
Any memories you would like to share with us today?
Do you have the same impression of Paris in love?
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