Friday, June 13, 2008
I've spent this week in the Paris area on one of those last-minute, frenetic business trips to provide engineering support to one of my company's partners.
France and Paris had never been very high on my list of places to visit in my lifetime. I've changed my mind. The people are friendlier than I was led to believe, more of them speak English than I imagined (although my best French is "Je ne parlais pas Francais") and there is so much history here for a history nut like me to lose myself.
Old cities can look and feel worn down, but the old parts of Paris have an incredible beauty and freshness to draw in the observer. I only hope I can make it back someday to fully appreciate what I have ignored until now.