Hello hello dear everyone!
I've been here for about a week now and am having a delightful time. For the most part, I've been consuming cheese and other delicious food stuffs. Lucky for me, my kindergarten best-buddy, Natalie, lives in a fantastic apartment here in Paris, and I get to crash here for the month. Even better is that her roommate is pals with one of my best friends from college, Zosia. So, although I'm speaking far too much English at the moment, I am enjoying the company of some wonderful old friends (and one new one too -- you have not been forgotten Colin!).
My french classes started on Thursday and was really quite amusing. Like most beginning language classes, we all felt a bit lost and scared, but managed to spit out some mangled French. I think we'll be a good group. Everyone seems like they really want to do this and no one is so advanced as to make the others feel timid.
On Friday, Colin, Zosia, and I took a trip to the Cite de Science. It is supposed to be a fun and interactive science museum, but it fell a bit short on the interactive side. We had a great time being silly, but the hands-on side of the museum was a bit lacking. I guess after so many visits to Discovery World in Milwaukee and the science museum in Amsterdam, my standards are pretty high.
Zosia and I have also done a bit of walking around the city and exploring a bit. One of our favorite pasttimes is to eat cheese and fresh baguette in the parks of Paris. As you can see, cheese is a constant theme in my trip.
This week will be jam packed with French learning and more exploration, so expect more pictures and perhaps accounts of exciting adventures in the near future!