Oh, Happy Day
I have always loved the idea of bicycling as a means of transportation in European cities. I toyed around with the idea of renting a bike from the university when I lived in Leeds but ultimately decided the city's hills would be too much for my out-of-shape thighs. This post from the blog Oh, Happy Day has made me think I was missing out on a fantastic means of exploring one's city. And wouldn't Paris be an amazing city to explore?! Just thinking about coasting past monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame makes my skin tingle! The post's explanation of Paris's bike rental system sounds as though bicycling would be an easy and interactive way of enjoying the Parisian sites. I would, however, make one alteration to this scenario. Flowers are very well and all, but that bike basket looks like the perfect means of toting a baguette and some cheese. Or some pastries. Food trumps flowers every time in my book.
P.S. When the lease was up on their San Francisco apartment, the couple behind Oh, Happy Day decided to pack up their two young sons and move to France for the year. How cool is that? I love reading about their perspective on Parisian life.