I didn’t think I would be a fan of Paris. Something about the stereotype of the French people combined with the fact that I had always been much more interested in visiting Italy and Spain did not put France or Paris high on my list. I could not have been more wrong. It’s an incredibly clean and beautiful city. The public transportation makes getting around a breeze and I actually found the French to be very warm and hospitable, especially since I kept replying “si” instead of “oui” when asked if I wanted a croissant or some other such delectable. (Blame the Spanish and Italian language learning.) A city that feels dotted with beauty and art at every turn, I dream of going back.