The above picture sums it up pretty well. Since I was very young, it had always been a dream of mine to visit Paris. Seeing the Eiffel Tower was, in my mind, one of the coolest things I could ever do. The older I became, the more I wanted to visit France and see not only the iconic symbol but also the city it towered over. After arriving in London, I made preparations to finally make my way to France. The closer the time came to my visit, the more I hoped I would not be disappointed. Too many times in life, the way we perceive things to be as a child either turn out entirely different or seem to be a let-down. I am so incredibly happy to say that Paris was neither. I don’t know how or why one could or would be completely in love with a city when they’ve never been there, but I was. Perhaps it was simply a dream, perhaps it was an escape in my mind, perhaps I knew the journey would be the start of something amazing. But, nonetheless, I left Paris even more in love with the city and the idea of Paris than before. My stay was extremely short, but I was given a phenomenal tour by Peter, who is not only a Parisian resident, but someone I am happy to call a friend. Below are a few snapshots taken during my visit to the city of lights.