a very rough summary of my paris trip:
60+ hours of walks around the city
30 metro tickets
15 cafe cremes
10 boxes of laduree macarons
9 hours on the l'autoroute
8 total orders of french fries
5 pairs of shoes
3 bike tours
3 bowls of soupe a l'oignon
1 eiffel tower
1 arc de triomphe
1 french revolution tour
1 bateau mouche
one very happy mel.
my dad and i took our last walk around the city.
as we did, i felt a lump in my throat and started tearing up.
yes, such was my reaction.
contrary to popular belief, the french/parisiens are not snobby at all.
of course you get that rude person now and then, but that exists in every country.
in my 10 days (yes, in just 10 days) here i got to experience that joie de vivre that i have always read about. it is all very admirable.
au revoir literally translated is to see somebody or something again.
and paris, i will definitely see you again.