Sorry for the delay in writing! I lost my camera's micro USB cable. #classicEunice
Most of the second day with my sister in Paris was spent sleeping in, because jet lag is real and we spent a lot of time wandering Paris late the night prior. It was pretty cool to see places like the Louvre so empty at night, since there's probably hoards of people roaming about during the day.
Our late start was still jam-packed with activities! We visited the Bastille Market for some lunch, then headed down to Jacques Genin for some dessert!
It was Pentecost Sunday, so a lot of things were closed/were closing early. The market was just starting to close when we got there, but we managed to snag some paella and roast potatoes. We sat in front of some fountains and watched the market break down while we enjoyed our lunch. "Enjoyed" being used quite loosely, because the food wasn't the best. But like I said, they were closing shop, so it was probably sitting out for a little while.
We then went to Jacques Genin to enjoy a mille feuille and raspberry tart- so good! My first mille feuille was the praline, which was very flaky and not too sweet (I mean it was, but also not?). I preferred the raspberry tart, which had a lemon custard filling. It was not too sweet, and the raspberries were very ripe and tender. I also had a cococcino (a hot cocoa/ cappuccino hybrid), which was super rich and sweet, but very delicious. I'm definitely going to hit up the confectionery again for some butter caramels when I'm back in Paris next week!
Also- they should serve chocolates with coffee all the time, just saying. America, you lagging behind, bruh.
After what was, admittedly, at least a few hours spent on walking around and eating (my specialty), we went to do some shopping on the Champs Élysées.
I sang the song, and my sister made fun of me. On the way, we saw a protest (?). They were anti a lot of things.
After a quick look through the shops, it was time to catch our train to Amsterdam! (We may or may not have had some macarons on the way). We booked it to Gare du Nord and got ourselves onto the train.
Up next: our short trip to Amsterdam! Until then...
All the best,