Saturday Six #62

When I look over my selections for this week’s Saturday Six I definitely notice a pattern.  Paris and Travel (even traveling food!). Must be because my trip is on the horizon and I am getting that far off stare.  And as such, the blog posts that resonate most are those that feed that hunger.

With that I am going to dive right into the posts…..

[1] ….because Laur of The Mad to Love has written a post this week that perfectly describes the identity crisis the traveler who isn’t traveling has. I have said it before, I am addicted to change.  I am not sure if it is my military upbringing or if I was a gypsy in another life (I certainly dressed up like one a lot for Halloween).  When someone who loves to travel can’t travel and also happens to be addicted to change, they need to keeps things changed-up in their life or they’ll go crazy.  Laur suggests a few things to do to alleviate this very situation.

[2] Having grown up military, I moved around a lot and I have done the “this is the last time I am going to do X” and “this is the last time I am going to visit Y” many, many times.  That’s exactly what Anne of Just Another American in Paris is doing as she prepares to return to the U.S. after living in Paris.  She is doing “the last fill in the blank” which I personally know can be quite difficult, even if you are excited to move on to the next adventure (remember, I thrive on change!).  And even though I am used to change and changing my environment, one thing that I cannot do is I can’t say good-bye.

[3] My blog crush Tory Hoen always has a knack for writing posts that touch my soul.  She is under Paris’s spell and her posts feel like she wrote them for me. They express how I feel about the city I love.  Writing this week of Haven in Paris, her post “I know I am in Paris when” echoes some of the experiences I have had when I first arrive there myself.

[4] Spotted on Landlopers, this photo essay from Beth and Randy of Beer and Beans has beautiful images of “scenes from a Paris market.”  All this teasing…I can hardly stand it!

[5] You must understand that living in France is not easy.  Particularly if you are an American used to a certain order, or the concept of customer service.  Sion of Paris Imperfect had a post this week that flawlessly depicted how frustrating it can be to do what would seem to be the simplest of tasks in France.  Banking Bloopers is not an exaggeration. Trust me.

[6] Lastly is the phenomena of food that travels.  I don’t think this has really hit mainstream Paris yet, but in places like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco they are a hot (and delicious) trend.  My pal Carolyn of Food Gal wrote a round-up post which included the promotion of a new book that covers this phenomena. It is one I am interested in picking up, just for the food porn photos alone!

How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share?

Photo credit: Spotted on Pinterest by papertissue.tumbler.com

Comments

  1. Wow -

    First off, thank you for this awesome round up of Paris greatness! I am slightly obsessed and this will only add to my list of reading :)

    Secondly, thank you for including my photos from the market! I’m glad you liked them. :)

  2. Oh, thanks for including me in your Saturday Six this week, Andi! Glad the post rang true for you, too. I love Paris, but yep, it comes complete with its frustrations, too. :)

  3. @Bethany, thank you for such gorgeous photos, they are an inspiration!

  4. @Sion, Paris is a complicated lady!

  5. Thanks for the shout-out, Andi! No food trucks in Paris, huh? But you guys have so many wonderful cafes and crepe stands that totally make up for that. ;)

  6. @Carolyn, maybe you and I should start one together over there, we can fulfill our Paris dream with food ;-)

  7. Ashamed to admit I never thanked you for your shout out. I miss those days.

  8. @Anne, no worries, I still love you and your new DC blog!

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