Paris – Power Nap!

Power nap near the Tour Eiffel!

No history lesson today.

Just my envy of those that can grab a quick shut eye, any time, anywhere! I can never sleep during the day. Except when I am in a moving vehicle. Then I slide into deep slumber. Carcolepsy, I believe that is called! Doesn’t kick in when I am behind the wheel thankfully πŸ™‚

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

64 thoughts on “Paris – Power Nap!

  1. No lessons?? And what do you call teaching me “carcolepsy” term!!?? I am grateful Madhu and this nap is just what I need now. Can I borrow your brain for a sec? What do you think of two-step authentication? Are you using it? I have a strong password and I like accessing the blog fast, but if it is necessary I would apply it.

      1. OK, can you tell me if you change your mind so I can follow your steps, please πŸ™‚ I rely on your wisdom, Madhu πŸ™‚

        1. Another piece of advice please: is it age before beauty or beauty before age? Please say it is the latter – I am sharing the office with two people – we are two female and an older selfish guy that keeps freezing us – he thinks he is entitled cause he is old – or cause he is the only one with the access to window and the heating unit. Well, I am sure if I call him old he will object and probably let me impose my will πŸ˜€

  2. Mad dogs and Englishmen (only) goout in the midday sun.
    I bet this Walla is still working till late into the night and beyond…

  3. I could never sleep during daytime either…until last year. It just happened. You’ll maybe get older too I guess…Nice shot!

    And I couldn’t help but seeing the conversation about two-step….Well, I didn’t want it either, but a friend of mine lost everything (on her blog) last year, so two days ago I started mine. I didn’t want an app or something, so I chose the sms. So far it’s OK! I only need to have my phone by my side. When I click to enter, an sms arrives in seconds with a key number. I type it in and that’s it. I guess …7 seconds longer?

    1. Thanks Ann Christine. And I have to admit, 7 secs. does not seem that much more for a lot more security. Can you turn it off if you don’t want it?

      1. Well, that I do not know…I guess you cannot do that for just a moment. In that case I think (do not know…) you have to turn it offpermanently – not having it anymore. Just a guess. I suggest you check that out first.

  4. The man is probably working long hours and is getting a rest. transporting all these tourists around is probably very tiring.

    At least he is working and not living on benefits.

    1. It is thank you Jo. We will be celebrating Christmas Bengali style, in Kolkata πŸ™‚ You seem to be well and truly into festive mode πŸ™‚

  5. Coming from the corporate world – I can attest that power naps are really effective.

    I don’t sleep on car rides but always fell asleep for about ten minutes when the aircraft takes off – always. After that, my body automatically attunes to whatever time zone I reach.


    1. I have heard so Eric, and hubby swears by it, but I just can’t get myself to do it. He (hubby) makes dire claims that I am going to pay for it, and the late hours I keep, ‘soon’ πŸ˜€

  6. I always feel lousy when I wake up from a daytime nap, so try never to take one. But now that I’ve retired, taking a rest with a book or movie may be just the thing.
    I’m glad you don’t carcolepsy while driving πŸ™‚

  7. Carcolepsy I would never get, I think I’m a control freak as there aren’t many drivers I feel safe enough with to sleep in a car!

  8. Love the picture Madhu. Beautiful capture – interesting how he manages to sleep even he looks so uncomfortable!
    (pleased to know you aren’t going to turn on the two-step authentication)

  9. such a skill! We are currently entranced by the new solar powered tuk tuks … a different kind of ‘power’ accumulating while the vehicle is resting, and indeed even while it is travelling πŸ™‚

    1. What a great idea! Can’t imagine why we don’t have them yet Christine. Our smoke belching engines have all been converted to LPG, but the cylinders at the back make me mighty nervous, every time we hit a pothole πŸ™‚

  10. I also envy that man his power nap. Depending on the day, I can grab some shut eye during the day. Once, at a nature center, I plunked myself down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the back yard and a bird/squirrel/chipmunk feeder. Before you know it, I was out. What a lovely nap.

  11. I love power naps! I take in the morning :D, during lunchtime of course, and at work. I kid. During lunch and in the morning. πŸ˜€

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