“What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!”                   -Charles Dickens The day I arrived in Paris, France was a day a dream came true for me. For years I had had a burning desire to visit this city. I became obsessed with all things French. I attempted (and failed) to learn the language. I knew my life would not be complete if I did not visit the City of Lights at least once. Well my dream was realized when I visited this magnificent city during my 2007 summer in Europe with my friend, Teresa. We travelled by train from Toulouse, France, and as we neared the city, I casually…