A reader asks:
I have been reading your blogs after doing a search for travel advice. They are definitely interesting and it sounds like a good time. I’m traveling to Finland for business the last week of October but want to layover in either Rome or Paris for two days to check out the sights of one of these historic cities before I head back to the States. Any recommendation as to which is the better city to visit for just two days. I’m sure it’s a personal preference thing, but I’m curious what your opinion is if you have the time.
It’s a tough choice — both are world class cities. It depends on your interests. I would say Rome, since in a couple days you can hit some major sites (Vatican, Coliseum, etc) and taste some excellent food. I feel like Paris is less favorable to a quick drop in — it’s more a city where you settle in for a week and experience Parisian culture.