Living in a big city, you realise the importance of nature. being a Norwegian who would go into the forest or roam my mountains regularly, it can be a real challenge only walking on asphalt.
I believe it is essential for people to connect to nature and also to be barefoot. Essential for our health, physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Apart from some very beautiful parcs, Paris is blessed with a forest on each side. Its been a blessing to me to find a place where you can sit on the grass and enjoy the feel of nature. It really is very lovely.
Being in a foreign country definitely teaches you a lot about yourself and about your relationship with others. It is also essential to enjoy some time-out and to connect with yourself.