Use your imagination. Imagine that it is 1971 and you have just escaped East Germany hidden in the trunk of a tiny Trabant. You and the driver are both so frightened that you just keep going clear across Germany and across the border into France, not stopping until you reach Paris just as the sun is setting. Your back aches, your legs are numb, but there you are. Have a baguette and a café au lait, my treat!