On the way to Hong Kong Jon and I made a quick two-day stop in Paris. "Why Paris?" you might ask—along with: "Isn't that the wrong way around the world?" Well, we love Paris, so that's why we went back, and yes, it's certainly not the shortest method of getting from San Francisco to Hong Kong, but on this trip we (Jon) actually preferred the longest route. Apart from the fact that we already knew how to get around, one big reason we chose Paris as our European layover was the food. We were able to fit in many of our favorite things: dining at a three-star Michelin restaurant (see the food porn in my Guy Savoy gallery), walking to Île Saint-Louis for Berthillon sorbets, and enjoying filet de boeuf, frites, espresso, and crème brûlée at an outdoor bistro.
One thing I didn't get to do the last time we were in Paris was to take photos of the Eiffel Tower, lit, at night; we made sure to be there on our one free night. Doing our best to avoid the Indians peddling 1€ trinkets, I managed to take a few decent photos. This is the first time that I packed my tripod on a vacation, so not only did that help with some of the long exposures, but I was able to take some exposure sets to process into HDR images once home.