Spending a weekend in Paris is definitely not enough time for this romantic and charming city, but I will take what I can get. Paris was one of those places I knew I just had to see while living in Europe. After a quick 48 hours in Paris, I can confidently say it surpassed my expectations and is just as lovely as all the 90s films portray it to be.
We visited the French Alps via Chamonix Valley during probably the worst and yet best time -- ski season was ending and hiking season hadn't even begun. I must admit, I was a bit worried that our time in the French Alps would be an epic fail, but to my surprise, visiting this beautiful area during a somewhat "iffy" time was such a blessing in disguise.