The day after we got back from Croatia I hopped on a 8AM train to Paris to meet up with my friend. We have been friends since birth, really. Because it was her first time in Paris I expected her to take me to a lot of the tourist spots but, thankfully, she didn’t. Her approach to touring a city is very laid back and I loved it. We got to stroll around Bastille (where she was staying) and Montmartre areas. It was a nice welcome change to the ‘must see everything’ vibe of most of my previous trips to Paris. This time I got to just walk about and observe. I especially loved taking in all the graffiti and random Space Invaders.