|Don't go speeding along, you might miss something|
This post is going to fulfill two purposes, offering this bit of travel advice and then explaining it through one of my favorite cities of all time, Paris! We saw all of the main attractions in 3 or 4 days, but what I explain below happened later, when a lack of plans let us leisurely become engrossed in this stunning city.
The Eiffel Tower is arguably the most recognized monument in the world. We saw it through tourist eyes first, snapping pictures from all angles, and reveling in the energy of people swarming the area. During our first unplanned day of the trip, we were drawn straight back. However, this time, we hopped off the metro earlier and got intentionally lost on side streets on the way. Happening upon a wonderful outdoor market, we bought French picnic specialties and lounged on the lawn in the tower's shadow, sipping on wine while eating delectable fresh strawberries. Sitting there chatting, people watching, and relaxing with an Eiffel Tower background is dreamlike. In fact, we came back again our final night, wine in hand of course, and watched the tower light up in a magical display.
|An afternoon doesn't get much better than this!|