I mentioned a few posts ago that one of the most impressive things about France is the growing season. Roses a week before Christmas, yippee! So here is the picture of the roses growing right outside the Eiffel Tower fences plus some funny graffiti from London and another truly impressive perk courtesy of the Paris subway system: you get TWO candy bars from the vending machine. TWO! Hell yeah. It's like they knew I was coming and were trying to butter me up.