John is my colleague and friend, and he is on this trip through Europe with me. I would like to share two quotes with you, which I believe present an idea of John as well as idea of our trip.
"The Europeans take all the money that they should spend on deodorant and they spend it on hair gel."
"What do we do in Paris?" "We drink Rum St. James."
(Rum St. James, to fill you in, is a drink we started drinking last year, based on Ernest Hemingway's accounts of his time in Paris in "A Moveable Feast". It is comprised of Rum St. James (a brand, very delicious, from Martinique) and grapefruit juice, and sometimes grenadine.