48-hours in Paris was such a wonderful introduction to a culture different than my own. I found the city challenged my preconceived notions of the world outside of the US. The people were incredibly welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The food was incredible, and the dining experience was so refreshing. Even in the everyday diners, food was made to be intentional. It wasn’t just fuel to get you through the work day. I will be coming back to Paris. There are a lot of other places I have to see before then, but I know Paris will be high on my list in the future.