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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 25th 2005

I am nothing short of overwhelmed: I live in PARIS! My flights were fine they were both on time. Charles de Gaul is madness-a silly, silly airport. I missed the group taxi service to the airport so I took a taxi by myself and arrived to meet my peers! The director is great. He has lived in Paris for 8 years starting when he studied abroad, fell in love and then moved here!!! We’ll see what the year brings, wink wink. My group seems great, very eclectic in that we are all at very different language levels and from different places. The first night we were let loose after a brief meeting to discuss what was to come-buying cell phones and searching for apartments. So of course I went with a few people to get ice ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 25th 2005

On our first day David and I walked to the Louvre, Musée Rodin, the tomb of Napoleon, the Musée d’Orsay, and finally knocked over some interesting Parisian food at the famous cafe Les Deux Magots. After buying the Museum card that allows us to hit 36 of Paris’ major museums and monuments for free (€18 for 1-day card), we joined the mile long line to enter the Louvre. Seeing the Winged Victory was a throw-back to a book I read freshman year at JBU called Mrs. Bridge; having also read the book, David and I were able to laugh at the blunt joke surrounding the statue in the book. But I’ll leave that for honor’s comp. grads to laugh about (and still end sentences in prepositions). Stumbling upon the new room for the Mona Lisa, I ... read more
Mona what? Where?
Just for Billy
Glass and Gold Muslim Dagger

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 25th 2005

I feel like an American housewife in Paris. I woke up watching infomercials in French, Tele Matin featuring American music, a cartoon, and now American shows subtitled. I'm waiting to see if they'll have Days of Our Lives on next (crossing my fingers). I arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon with no problems except for the line of people waiting to buy a ticket for the metro. Mostly tourists like myself needing to get a multi-day pass. Everything is in French! Ugh! I knew I should have made a greater effort to learn it. Too late now. As I stared at the massive metro map, a skinny boy with glasses wearing a baby blue shirt reading "Just Information", said "Bonjour, hello, can I help you?" He was carrying a bunch of metro maps in his hand. ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 25th 2005

Well, we've got little time left and Paris then we're off for our first night train! We're heading to Barcelona where the weather should be very different than the weather we've seen in Europe so far! So far it's been a little chilly, but wonderful except for the occasionally rain cloud... almost like Florida in late fall or early winter. Barcelona is supposed to be pretty hot right now, but maybe the heat will help us kick these colds! :) Over the past day, we've visited Notre Dame, went to the Louvre (I couldn't believe how incredibly HUGE it is), hung out at the park at the Louvre, and just relaxed strolling through the city! We didn't go inside the Louvre since it was late, and I heard and read that the Mona Lisa is so ... read more

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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 24th 2005

Orientation week at JBU has come to a close, and at last I am in Paris. No, I am not in Paris, I'm in Florence, but since I didnt' have time to write in Paris, we'll pretend like I'm in Paris, on a river, well next to a river, and the sun is pouring through the surprisingly chocolate-colored Eiffel Tower. I'd like to give my thanks to my dear friend Billy Nye for his spectacular generosity and for putting up with me sleeping on his love seat in his little tiny J. Alvin dorm room for a week (which is about 5 times larger than the average European hostel room). After many many goodbyes the night before last, I headed to the airport with Annie and prepared to leave the wonderful Midwest for 4 months. David ... read more
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Vertigo
Andre Gill

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 24th 2005

Our stay in Paris began a little slowly. Both Keith and I have been pretty sick with colds since Brussels, but Monday was probably the worst of it. When we arrived in Paris early Monday morning, we walked to Notre Dame (which is very close to where we are staying), found some lunch, then headed back to the room to rest for the remainder of the day. The day of rest gave us enough energy to get out and see the Eiffel Tower, the Arch de Triomph, and many other sights both during the day and at night. Although I have pretty much lost my voice as of typing this, I am still able to converse (mini conversations, of course) with the natives due to my 2 years of French in high school! It is amazing ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 22nd 2005

เดินเล่นไปมาในปารีส อาศัยนั่งรถไฟใต้ดินเอาเวลาไปไหนมาไหนไกลๆ รถไฟใต้ดินดูเก่าเชียว แถมเวลาจะเดินเข้าตู้รถไฟก้อต้องกดปุ่มที่ประตูก่อน ไม่งั้นประตูแม่งไม่เปิด ไม่รู้จะทำอะไรให้มันยุ่งยากไปทำไม ไม่เข้าใจเพื่ออะไร วันนี้ทนกินแมคโดนัลด์ต่อไปไม่ไหวแล้ว อยากกินข้าววววว เจอร้านอาหารญี่ปุ่นก้อเลยพุ่งเข้าไปซื้อ ไม่... read more
Notre-Dame
จัตุรัสอะไรสักอย่าง ลืมชื่อไปแล้ว

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 20th 2005

This was not my first trip to Paris. I have been to Paris a few times now and it is a great city. ... read more
Strasbourg & Paris
Eurostar
Arc de Triomphe

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris August 20th 2005

to Franceฝรั่งเศสในฝัน เห็น Eiffel, Champs Elysces, Arc de Triomphe แล้ว ที่นี้ก้อนอนตายตาหลับ เห่อๆๆ ปล. บิ๊กแมคฝรั่งเศส 5.60 ยูโร... read more
paris opera house
Versailles
Arc de Triomphe & me




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