Bourdain emphasized his point by adding, "It’s never the Eiffel Tower and Louvre you remember for the rest of your life," meaning that while famous, landmarks are never going to beat that spontaneous accident that turns into a life-changing event.
And no, don't add "romantic accident" to your next itinerary. Just be calm and heed the wise words of Bourdain.
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