Holiday Hangover

Well…. The France trip happened and it happened in the best version of itself πŸ™‚

Came back earlier this week and just getting back to my routine. I think today is when I feel I finally slept like normal and pooped like normal. That’s a sign of routine, right? And while I am still very much in a daze after diving deep in the French paradise, I am actually not unhappy that my vacation is over and the next one isn’t even visible in the far horizon. Perhaps, I am so content with the experiences of the last 17 days, I am really upbeat to embrace my day-to-day life. There is no wistfulness – the familiarity of the city, the work is something that feels good.

Not the heat though. I swear I am getting baked every time I step out.

Some more details about the trip… we had split it in three parts – 5 days of French Riviera, 5 days of the Alsace wine route and 6 days of Paris. The weather couldn’t have been better! It was cold and cloudy just on our first and last day. Otherwise clear sunshine and blue skies prettily dotted by random wisps of clouds. It screamed vacation weather! We had rented apartments at each place through AirBnB – Nice, Kaysersberg, Strasbourg and Paris. We got really lucky with our choices – warm hosts, beautiful cozy flats situated very conveniently and great company in each other πŸ™‚

I hardly opened my WordPress app – I did see that the April A-Z Challenge is on in full swing! Some people have had some great developments and even books being released πŸ™‚ Over the weekend, I hope to sit down and spend a good few hours to read on what I have missed.

It is GOOD to be back! Hope the travels make for some good and new writing inspiration. Sharing some pictures from the trip – will be writing about the details soon!

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41 thoughts on “Holiday Hangover

  1. Welcome back…hope you’re doing fine…there’s not only A-Z Challenge but NaPoWriMo and few more going on in full swing…so your weekend blog routine will be a chock-a-block…a laugh out loud smiley…

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  2. Welcome back.
    Nice beach photo ? & Other photos ? Do post. Like US visit , write in detail.
    During the same period I was at Natu la pass ( 14159 feet altitude ) with Col. Prashant. Helicopter ride around Kanchanjanga both were memorable life time experiences. We also had glimpse of Mount Everest .Lucky to have good weather & clear skies.

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  3. Welcome back. Nice pictures… Looking forward to your posts on Paris. I am traveling there in the third week on May

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        • I personally loved the river cruise – did that at night and Arc de Triomphe & Louvre at night. Montmarte is also very picturesque and great food. Eiffel Tower was not worth going up but the lights are brilliant.
          We walked a lot along these landmarks – pretty lanes everywhere! Also, the area around Pont Neuf is beautiful!
          Edwart Chocolatier was a boon.
          Exquisite chocolates!

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  4. Great to have you back, safe and sound πŸ™‚ Magnificent photos and, yes, I totally understand it would take some adjusting to get back to daily life after being in France. Did you find your experience with Airbnb to be a positive one? Hugs

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    • All our AirBnB experiences were amazing! The hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming and the apartments we rented were just perfect – the right amount of cozy and convenient.

      Routine is now settled – but every once in a while… I escape into my memories πŸ™‚

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  5. Very wonderful Prajakta. It would be amazing to be there in the springtime. Wonderful to see the leaves on all the trees in your photos. We are still a few weeks away from that in Canada, but the weather is indeed warming up.

    Looking forward to more details of your trip! πŸ™‚

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  6. “5 days of French Riviera, 5 days of the Alsace wine route and 6 days of Paris”..
    Now that’s a Vacation that i must admit.. none of my peers.. young or
    old.. are enjoying in a little mill town of Lower Alabama..
    Northwest Panhandle of Florida.. sMiLes.. and
    that reminds me.. i meant to comment
    on this 8 days ago when it was
    fresh.. but hey.. Vacation
    Pictures as Poetry
    and Words of
    FeeLinG
    and
    SeNSinG
    AKA PoeTry NoW too..
    Never GroW old nOw.. mY
    FriEnd.. Prajakta.. in oTheR
    Words your soUL need not
    be Refrigerated heAR either..
    hehe.. i Love seeing.. photos
    oF Everyone’s life.. Vacation or
    not as personal photos truly show
    what folks aim at in liFe.. both LiterAlly
    so and figurativELy so aS WeLL and now
    tHeiR iS Beauty heAR to Give and Share FoR
    Free my friENd aS aLL that’s leFt to saY iS Thanks..:)

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  7. Glad to know you had a blast! I have Europe plans later in the year, let’s see if I can get lucky with the outing too ☺️

    Enjoy your come back…though I see you already are!

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  8. Beautiful photographs! I remember looking forward to this post. But, I took a slight retreat from WP and felt the need to go back in my shell, though, I think I am better off remaining a part of the WP community. πŸ™‚ Look forward to catching up on reading everyone’s posts, soon. Also lost my followers on the other blog along with the blogs that I used to follow, so that’s another task. Feels great to be here, though. Hope to read much more about the trip! Glad it was a pleasant experience!

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