I can’t believe I’m really here. It all feels so surreal! I have wanted to come here all my life, and I’m NOT exaggerating. Learning about French culture in my undergrad has had me romanticizing about this moment for a long time.
I got in last night at about 7pm. My friend Haran picked me up at Gard du Nord. My hostel is really nice, more on the hotel range. After dropping off my luggage, Haran took me put for a 3 course French meal and I ate food that I don’t know the names for
and I can’t really pronounce even if I did know.
Paris is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, and I haven’t even seen all of it yet. I’m getting frustrated though because no one knows English, I knew I should have paid attention in French class.
The Eurostar from London was great! It was only 50 quid and it took about 3 hours and it was a very peaceful ride and takes you right to the heart of Paris. I can’t get over how cheap it is to travel within Europe.
I went to the opera building today. It is so gothic and beautiful!! I seriously want to get married there, it is so perfect and very classic.
Before going to L’Opera, I got escorted to Sacre Couer by a random Algerian named Salim who knew no English. He vanished once we got to the church; weird. Perhaps his Islamic beliefs allowed him to only go so far? But Paris is filled with strange yet friendly people, but I think perhaps I need to be more cautious. After all, this is my very first time travelling solo. I feel so grown up.