This whole last minute trip to Paris has me feeling incredibly nostalgic. Both for my Euro-backpacking days in college and for all the books I've read about traveling in Paris. In particular, I feel just like Cornelia from Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.
Originally published in 1942, it details the true European adventures of college-graduates Cornelia and Emily in the 1920's. The book hilariously chronicles the false-pretension and comic-foibles of being a young woman abroad. I laugh out loud every time I read it.
Part of the excitement is that I'm planning to meet Sara and her parents for tea at the famous macaroon bakery, Laduree, one day. How continental!