Day One: Paris
After a few changes in flight plans and a detour to Germany, we finally made it to Paris. When you dream of a place all your life and your expectations are ridiculously high, chances of disappointment are inevitable. But after close to twenty four hours of travel, figuring out the metro with heavy bags, we found our Hotel, brushed our teeth, grabbed an umbrella and under cloudy skies and a soft rain began to discover this incredible city. Within a few hours the sun burst through - and the light - the light that for years I’ve read about and so vividly imagined - well there it was, and it was every bit as beautiful as in my dreams. We walked the Marais district until well after dark. It is now midnight and I know I need to go to bed, but I just can’t- not yet.