Kammie came to France!

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Kam. Kam is one of my oldest friends from college. In fact, she was the first person I met at orientation. We lived on the same floor of an all girls’ dorm and we met in front of the elevator going downstairs.  The rest, as they say, is history. We lived on the same floor as each other for the rest of college. We agonized over our majors together, lived through sorority recruitment, celebrated our birthdays together, went to dim sum, spent senior year being angsty about what we were going to do with the big bad future….and so many things in between.

Well, Kam came to visit me as part of her 2011 Eurotrip! This is Kam in front of the OnlyLyon sign.

We had such a brilliant time. We walked up the Vieux Lyon hill to reach the Cathedral de Fourviere.

We went to the Roman ruins and picniced there.

We made friends with Paul Bocuse as we found the painted murals.

I personally wanted a book to read.

I was very impressed with Kam’s abilities to drink French coffees (American espressos!) and delicious wine!

For dinner the first night we went to a restaurant that specialized in seafood. In particular, we got moules-frites and saumon (mussels-fries and salmon). The photos below are before and after pictures. Yeah, we killed those. The mussels were drenched in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce.

The next day we woke up bright and early and headed to the Croix Rousse. We climbed up the Montee de la Grand Cote.

We picniced! Do you see the yellow rose? The baker at the market was giving them out to all the ladies because it was Mother’s Day in France! As for me, I’m holding a locally produced wine. It was yummy.

Then we met up with Sofiane, who you might remember from my weekend in Correncon-en-Vercors back in February. We picked up bikes and headed out to the Parc de la Tete d’Or.

It was a beautiful day.

But all good things have to come to an end…. For Kam’s last meal in France, we went to this restaurant where you grilled your own meat on really hot stones. It wasn’t nearly as epic as the seafood meal from the night before, but it was still pretty awesome.

Thanks for coming to visit, Kammie! I miss you!

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5 thoughts on “Kammie came to France!

  1. kam says:

    Yay I am ALL over your blog! This is as epic as my time in Lyon haha. LOVE you!

  2. So fun your bff came to visit! Looks like you guys had a great time. Btw – so impressed you speak three languages!!!

  3. cygnette says:

    I live in Lyon currently but where
    is this final restaurant?

    • minhzie says:

      Hi! Unfortunately I’ve forgotten the exact name of this restaurant, but it’s on Rue Mercière. If you’re coming from the south (Bellecour) and walk up this street to the north, the restaurant is on the left hand side of the street. I believe it’s after le Bouchon a Vins, but if you see Le layon you’ve gone too far. Sorry I don’t remember the name, but it’s a TINY little restaurant. it only has space for 2 rows of seats inside. 🙂

  4. M-fizzle says:


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