Good things so far
I am in Paris and Paris is beautiful. Thus with transitive property, I am also beautiful ! (haha)
Bread. Bread everywhere.
This is hand in hand with all sort of viennoiseries* and cheeses. There are so many that it is literally overwhelming.
MARKETS. I can’t even begin to explain how 1) economic and 2) delicious the markets here are. Also 3) convenient. The markets here deserve a post or two (or perhaps a hundred).
Celebrating my 21 birthday in Paris! This makes my second birthday that I’ve been blessed enough to have in a stunning city.
The beautiful surroundings. There is a never ending parade of aesthetically pleasing things to take in, from the awesome to the subtle. Drink them up, take photos, always always observe.
Classes are really interesting, and my french is improving so much. I bought a phone plan entirely in french, which is akin to a miracle, because I don’t know how to do that in English…
The baker recognizes me when I walk in and knows exactly what I get (baguette, SVP).
Bad things so far
The euro to dollar exchange rate is terrible (currently 1.38 dollars to 1.00 euro).
I want to take naps all the time, and there just isn’t time or good enough reasons for napping while I am IN PARIS. I can nap when I’m back home.
Too many carbs! Too much food!
No gyms because they cost a pretty penny here, although I hear I can get a pool membership for three months!
I miss home sometimes. Mostly when I’m tired, when nothing would be better than to be at home drinking tea in my kitchen surrounded by my family.
I miss tv, my cat and my friends.
The only part of the Olympics I saw was a skiing event where the skiiers basically flew off their jumps and fell hundreds of feet. Scandinavian countries seemed to be doing quite well, if I remember.
My 21st birthday was here, and not back home where it matters. In Paris, I just turned a year older….ick
* (I apologize for linking to wikipedia)