Paris

Bonjour, Paris!

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When anybody asked where my ideal honeymoon destination would be in high school, my less imaginative self would say “Paris” in a heartbeat. The idea of strolling around with a significant other in the City of Lights, although mainstream, sounded so appealing.

Over the years, I stopped daydreaming and completely lost interest.

In fact, in the midst of planning for the wedding, the honeymoon became less of a concern. It’s not until people started asking us where we’re going, that we begin to realize the need to do something about it.

I wanted to return to Japan, but Reza didn’t want to go back. Reza wanted to go to Australia because he’s never been there, but I didn’t want to go back either!

At one point, I think we decided that it’s okay not to have a honeymoon. But my mum was so concerned and believed we’re entitled to it, that she offered to fund the flight tickets, at the same time stressing that we should be going somewhere new.

Fine.

After weeks of dealing with flight search engines and weighing options and destinations, yours truly, the expert online shopper, managed to find super affordable tickets to Paris. Once our honorable flight sponsor (who was, I’d say, pretty impressed with the price I bagged) approved, with just a few clicks, we were set for our honeymoon!

Didn’t think I’d end up in Paris, but I did.

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    Adelia
    January 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Contrary to the popular belief of that Paris being the city of love.. I don’t like it.. I find the city polluted with smokers and garbage .. Albeit it’s buildings and avenues are beautiful, the people are just not as pleasant. Even the Disneyland is awful.. People smoking everywhere even with children around..

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      miasuraya
      January 13, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      After being used to how pleasant Japan is, I was hesitant to go to Paris. Friends have told me plenty of things that made Paris sound like a less ideal place for a holiday. But my colleague gave me the golden rule, “When going to Paris, as long as you don’t have any high expectations, you’ll be fine.” I listened to him and was surprised that I enjoyed my stay.

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    wani
    January 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    I find it amusing to see how is your love story is very similar to mine.congrats on your wedding btw ^_^

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      miasuraya
      January 13, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      Is that so haha. Thank you, Wani!

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