There was a very real possibility that I was never leaving Paris. I found a quaint apartment in the Oberkampf district, settled-in for quite a while, doing my best to become a local, and immediately fell madly in love with this enchanting city. I became a regular at the bar and restaurant across the street, the nearby market, and met a few lovely Parisians, who quickly became dear friends and proudly showed-off the eclectic, diverse, elegant charms of Paris, as if I wasn't already hooked! I'll treasure those friendships forever. Take me back!