Here: a can of Diet Coke snatched from the fridge at the local convenience store or kebab take-out spot.
Paris: a Coca Light savored at at the Nemrod on rue du Cherche Midi. Not just oceans apart, worlds apart. Light years. Universes.
A cube or two of ice, a wedge of lemon, a long spoon. Not to mention a completely different recipe for the beverage itself. Not to mention the setting, people watching, and scanning le Pariscope for movies.
Oh yeah, not to mention price.
Worth it. Every sip.