When I left India 13 years ago, computers had barely caught on locally. This made staying connected with my friends nearly impossible. Over time I slipped deeper into my European life. Fast forwards a little over a decade and through a fortunate series of events I managed to reconnect via one of my close friends from school via Facebook.
As luck would have it, she was gonna be in Bordeaux for a few days and since Europe is relatively compact, I set the sat-nav to Bordeuax and set off.
An 11 hour drive and a smattering of bugs later, the TicTac was in Bordeaux.
First stop was picking up my friend from her host and all round good people Alexis and Amanda.
Saw this at a gas en-route to Paris, how cool is that!
We stopped at La Rochelle on the way to Paris. Funky town!
No long drive is complete without coffee.
Catching up with parents while you’re halfway across the globe is also important.
Pretending to be tourists…
Why is he still taking photos?!
We had crêpe made by the lovely lovely Valerie.
The thing with my roadtrips is, I tend to make freestyle pitstops. This was one of those – a courtyard attached to what looked like an abandoned church.
Not a lot of people get to sit on my cars.
There are two things I recommend to anyone visiting Paris. First, you gotta climb the Eifel Tower using the stairs. Your legs will burn the day after but the experience is worth it.
Second, and only really because Parvathy pointed it out to me, a visit to Shakespeare and Company – the coolest bookstore on the planet.
That smile, all credits go to a couple of hours at Shakespeare and Company.
Whenever you’re having fun, time goes by quicker than the blink of an eye. Here’s to more silly trips at some corner of the planet.