I wasted no time and immediately hailed a taxi to Boulevard de Grenelle to meet one of my best friends and frequent travel companion, Sabrina, who has been traveling Europe for a month already. It’s funny looking back that we initially planned this trip together, but later became an afterthought. One night over dinner, I mentioned that I will be pushing through with it, but with my mom instead. She told me she had also made plans with her sister. Surprisingly, our dates for Paris coincided. Another friend, Criselle, who happens to live a few blocks away, decided to drop by to give us a warm welcome.