Nouvel An Chinois.

For those of you that aren’t aware, Paris has a pretty huge Chinese population.  Want some good chinese food?  Head to the 13th arrondissement.  Want some tofu, soy sauce, and rice noodles?  You know where to go now (look for The Husband and I there!  We frequent a huge marché off the Chatêau d’Eau stop for all our Asian cooking needs).


Anyways, back on topic…  Huge Chinese population.  So, Chinese New Year is kind of a big there here — there are two parades, one that starts at Hôtel de Ville and is sponsored by the city, and one the following week that goes through the 13e.  Being the cool people that we are, The Husband and I looked up the schedule and saw that {conveniently} the parade from Hôtel de Ville would start about an hour and a half after we got out of church last Sunday.  Oh yeah, and did I mention we go to church right by Hôtel de Ville?  It was basically fate.


Luckily, we still got a few photos of the lame pre-parade decorations.  No dragons though…

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Red glasses for Chinese New Year {and Valentine’s Day}!

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Right after this photo it got ridiculously cold, insanely windy, and it started snowing.  Needless to say, we went home because we’re lame.  Our justification?  Eh, we’ll be able to see it next year.


So, here’s hoping global warming does us a favor for the Chinese New Year parade this time next year.  Until then, we’ll just eat lots of tasty Chinese food to make up for our lack of Chinese culture.



  1. The “red glasses” photo is just perfect! It captured the carousel of Paris, the Chinese writing on the umbrella and the Husband, an expat, as the main subject. Multiculturalism at its best!

    • katherinecurrent said:

      Haha, thanks! That’s what we’re all about!

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