Australia Day

Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy Australia Day from Paris!!

It was a freezing cold & wet day here in Paris, but that didn't put a damper on the Australia Day festivities.

I started the day with a trip to a new cafe that I have been meaning to try out called Fondation Cafe. I was lured there with the promise of a taste of home. I was warmly greeted by Chris and quickly tucked into a coffee and the lamington I so desired and it did not disappoint. It was also a treat to sample the banana bread which I haven't been able to find since leaving Australia's sunny shores and it was perfect. They are definitely onto a winner.

It has a great vibe, and is super petite making it feel cozy on a cold Parisian day. The perfect place to start the Australia Day festivities.

Definitely felt welcome for Australia Day!

After spending a solid amount of time here, we finally decided to brave the weather and head to our next destination, Belushi's Bar by the Canal.

Belushi's is a typical backpackers bar. I am not one who would really frequent an establishment like this, but they had organised a party for Australia Day with the Triple J Hottest 100 and authentic Australian food and drink, making it the ultimate venue to see out the day.

We arrived early afternoon, found a table and settled in. We started the afternoon off with lunch of chicken schnitzel burgers with chips and kept hydrated with Australia's finest beer, Coopers. 

It was a fantastic place filled with super friendly Aussies, great music and the perfect place to celebrate with new and old friends.

All in all a fantastic day had by all. Happy Australia Day!!

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