So guys, I’ve been in France for a few days and its kinda really awesome! I stayed with a friend the first night I was here and his apartment was very small. Not small like only one bedroom and a kitchen small but small like just a single room about 10×12 feet. O, also, it was on the 6th floor of the building, AND in france that really means the 7th floor because the ground level is the 0 floor. So, I stayed in a little room on the 6th floor of an apartment building with no elevator and no air conditioning. It was horrible. But it was only one night and so it was ok.
I met my study abroad group at the hotel and we learned our room assignments and a little history of the hotel. It was one of the oldest hotels in France (which meant all I heard was once again no air conditioning and no elevator….) and it was very important to the french people. So guess what room I had? I had the room on the 5th floor…with seven other girls…. As we were walking upstairs complaining about not having an elevator we all notice that the stairs feel very weird. It was becasue the middle part, where all the weight was, had dipped in and the entire staircase was lop-sided. So everytime we walked on the stairs you had to try not to fall in the middle (becasue of course there were no railings…)
We visited a lot of museums and of course the Tour Eiffel. The thing I like the most though, was the metro. There was a little girl on the metro (probably 4 or 5) who went to every person in that metro car and said “Bonjour! Comment cava?” which means Hello how are you? and I responded I’m fine and the man next to me said I’m not so good. The little girl looked very confused and said “Pourquoi pas? Je suis tres mignon!” which means why not? Im very cute!” It was very nice to the normal interactions between the people because most of the tourist hot zones were loaded with people who thought everyone was trying to steal there money.
But now, I am getting ready to take a shower and go to bed. I have moved in with my host family. She is a divorced lady with her 5 yr old daughter but I have yet to meet either of them. (She is on a business trip) and So right now it is just me and her god-daughter. We had salmon lasgna for dinner which was surprisingly good and I told her about my family and school.
It is about 10pm here now. I have a placement exam in the morning and so, it is time for bed. Sorry there were no stinky cheese and wine stories in this, maybe tomorrow.
(Thats how the french say see ya later)