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Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different
Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different

In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.) Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension about being responsible for my niece on a trip out of the country. I lived through some 95-degree days in the City of Lights, and I had a trip my niece and I will remember as long as we live. Much has changed in Paris in the 37 years since I had last been there. Everyone is on cell phones. Computers sit in hotel lobbies. Breakfast is no longer just rolls and café au lait but a buffet of fresh fruit, cereals,...

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