There’s something special about exploring a city on your own. I’ve been here many times a few years ago, under completely different circumstances. This time it feels like a completely different city, even though I’m most likely the factor that has changed. Paris is just lovely! Unfair bonus: I’ve been listening to smooth jazz by Gaga all day, that’ll get anyone in a better mood.
Moral of the story: try out traveling on your own! It changes the entire experience and puts your wants and needs in focus – for better and worse. Suddenly I found out what I really enjoyed and what I’ve just been doing because someone else wanted it! Plus it makes at least me open up more to talk to new people, or just be quiet for a while and observe more.