When I first arrived to New Zealand I met a girl from Finland whom I hit it off with immediately. After hanging out for a few hours, she apologized for acting a little weird. “What do you mean”, I asked. “Well I just finished this 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course yesterday and it feels strange to be back in the real world. “10 days of silence, that sounds horrible, I can’t even imagine, tell me more,” I urged. “It’s hard to explain and I can’t even begin to describe it although I will say it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done but the most rewarding experience of my life, everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.” She left it at that so I made a mental note to look it up upon my return home.
Ah Paris! The City of Lights, Paname, The City of Love– whatever you want to call it, this capital city is enchanting all the same. Little or no introduction is needed as it’s already known for art, fashion, cuisine and its architectural beauty. Of course it’s important to see the iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Sacré-Cœur and the Champs-Élysées but that’s just the beginning. Many tourists find themselves planning their next trip back before they’ve even left. Here are a few other things to experience upon your return that will take you off the major tourist circuit.