What better way to start the weekend off than a walk around the city and some bird-watching? Venturing off on my own, I made my way to Notre Dame first, and found a pretty park behind the cathedral called Square Jean-XXIII.
There were rows of trees,…Continue
Posted on August 31, 2013 at 10:00pm
Bonsoir! (Good Evening!)
Today was a lovely day. Although nothing big was planned, except a meeting with our school and a diagnostic oral exam, the day turned out to be extremely fun.
At lunch time, a couple friends and I went to L’Hôtel de Ville to eat. And afterwards, we crossed the Seine to the Île de la Cité (the island in the middle of the Seine and the center of the city) and then to the Left Bank. We were looking for a few…Continue
Posted on August 30, 2013 at 9:30pm
Yesterday was a day of many firsts, from learning to take the metro, to eating at a French cafe for the first time, to seeing new monuments, and even to hearing a French insult being shouted out in the street.
Our program orientation met at a different campus that wasn’t too far but required a metro ride. Nervous as could be, I asked Madame for instructions on how to even enter the station before leaving. Thankfully, there’s a station very close to where I am staying (and in…Continue
Posted on August 28, 2013 at 8:00pm