I spent a week and a half kicking around one of the greatest cities on earth. My mom had lined up a bevy of dinner parties and delicious modern restaurants. I did what I do everywhere: walk, ride bikes, and eat bread and cheese. We slept in late and stayed up late. Our apartment was in Oberkampf, one of the cooler neighborhoods if you’re a young person wanting to eat and drink. I did a smattering of tourist sites and a heaping of museums. The highlight was connecting with long time friends, both native and expats. It was great to see you all!