Summer is the time of vacationing and I never saw this to be more true until I moved to Europe. In August, Paris is almost like a ghost town. All the locals clear out as everyone leaves to enjoy their holiday out of the city. I have always been part of this large group of vacationer but this year was different for me. Due to an injury I had to stay in Paris and by the time I received the green light to travel, transportation and lodging were ridiculously expensive.