After a long flight, bus/train transfers & a sleepless night the day before, it was finally time to explore Paris. Fortunately we were staying with a good friend of mine who lives in the 15th district, and the Eiffel Tower is well within walking distance. Again, trying to trick jetlag, we wasted no time and headed out. I was thrilled that the weather was as nice as it was. Thankfully it lasted the entire trip, spare a few days with overcast morning, and we had blue skies with scattered puffy white clouds.