Paris + Amsterdam

Whoa … First week of October, we are welcoming fall and JUST NOW is when I am posting my Euro trip ?!

Better late than never right?

Naturally, I experienced some of the most beautiful sights and amazing food. I only wish that there was more time to have done, seen and eaten more!

Being diabetic does not stop me from eating and def does not stop me from travel. It can be tricky and actually on this trip my dexcom died on me as I was waiting in the airport to depart.

Things happen.

It ended up being fine, but I didn’t realize how much I really depended on that little sucker until it failed on me when I needed it most.Although I was without my glucose sensor, I did not find it that much harder to manage blood sugar. We did soooo much walking that everything ended up balancing out, I even had a few low blood sugars after bolusing for the sweet treats… Oops.

While in Amsterdam – we stopped by this little village where I had THE BEST waffle in my life. This waffle may not look like much,but I promise you it was hot and sweet (no need for extra toppings) and just the right amount softness on the inside. Street food as its finest right here people.

.

.

I absolutely love how the entire city is surrounded by rivers (and bicyclists) one perk of being below water line I guess? Amsterdam arcitechure is out of this world and very expensive… this house for example is too has been converted into businesses (as many of the river homes have).

.

.

Oui Paris ! Oui ! Oui!! Oui!!!

This photo was taken sitting under – yes under, the Effiel Tower. Simply breathtaking and the most fabulous way to spend a relaxing afternoon. There are many food vendors lining the tower, and personally I think that enjoying a baquette with family sitting under the effiel tower is the best way to see this world wonder.

.

.

Oldest restaurant in Paris right here… want to sit in the same restaurant as Napoleon? Sure, why not ! Half-way through an amazing bike tour through Paris  ( see paris charms and secrets tour) I was in much need of a cafecito. Precope founded in 1686 satisfied my caffeine AND history fix. Woop Woop !

.

.

.

.

Moving along to Le Palais Royal

Apparently, some crazy parties took place right in this garden back in the day where champagne was first enjoyed and brought to the world.

Thank you Dom Perignon !

.

.

I don’t blame them for partying, the entire property is beyond beautiful.

.

.

I think I ate more salmon during my 3 days in Paris than I have in 3 months in Florida. SMH.  But after visiting the Tomb of Napoleon this freshness was more than welcomed.

.

.

Oh Le Marais! This has to be one of my favorite parts of  Paris. Super young and cute vibes with great restaurants and shops also home to the Picasso Museum which is def worth checking out. I stopped at Les Philosophes  for soupe à l’oignon of course. It was delicious!

.

.

 Another favorite part of Paris are the macarons! But macarons on top of gelato.. oh my lawdddd just stick a fork in me!

.

.

I Love, Love LOVE Macarons!

Love them so much I took them home !!! Although there is a Laduree in South Beach, bringing them back from Paris is so much better 😉

.

.

It is almost impossible to get a clear shot of this , too bad I missed the photo op earlier that day. Seems like 9 AM is the best time to get this shot solo. Just behind “I amsterdam” is the Rijks Museum.  I went, I saw, I conquered.

.

.

Clog factory outside Amsterdam (super cute)

.

.

img_4254

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Unknown

 Each country I have visited remains deep within me as a solid and wonderful memory. Since my diagnosis, I have traveled internationally to Argentina (three times) Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Spain. I hold near and dear the fun experiences, cultures, the amazing people and fabulous food. Not once have I let my diabetes prevent me from the new experiences that come with travel and neither shall you.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s