One Evening in Paris

 I grew up in Hong Kong, and it was a wonderful and fascinating experience. Hong Kong truly is an international crossroads, with people from across the globe. In addition to being exposed to a myriad of different cultures, languages, and backgrounds, I had the good fortune of attending The Peak School, where we started learning French and Latin in 4th grade. The seed was planted, and my love for England and France grew and as a result, I have made my way many times across the pond to visit those places I imagined in my childhood.

 Paris, also, is a is a beautiful and fascinating city. As a result of my early exposure, I speak the language well enough to get along and I'm comfortable in every part of the city. I know Paris pretty well, and love the Metro for getting around. It's the number one tourist destination in the world, and for good reason. It is steeped in cultural heritage, has some of the best museums in the world, great ambiance, stunning architecture; even the graveyards are amazingly beautiful!

 Here is an image from a recent visit: it's the Cafe Palais Royal, catty-corner from the Louvre Museum in the 1st Arrondissement, as friends chat and lovers cuddle late into the wee hours of the night. After all, c'est Paris, n'est ce pas?

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