Hi everyone, I made it! I arrived in Paris yesterday morning and spent most of the day trying not to nap (and failing miserably.)
My very early morning at the airport was super hectic! We arrived later than we planned and were looking for the Delta kiosk instead of the American Airways one since I somehow confused muself. Then I couldn’t find the paper with my flight info… but thankfully I did eventually find it at the bottom of my bag. By then it was pretty much time to leave and I had to say goodbye to everyone.
Brian, Tommie, Rachel and Carlos, thank you so much for coming to see me off! I know it was really early and I truly appreciate it =] And Alex, you’re going to have to come visit me very soon because I don’t know how long I can keep missing you before I go insane!
The flight went really well. I wasn’t able to get into business in either but the people I sat next to were great and I slept quite a bit. I ended up having some very interesting conversations with a cognitive behavior grad student ftom San Diego who’s going to be teaching English with 150 other young Americans in Paris this coming year (yes Nafees, we just met and I’m already mentioning you in my blog!)
I’m glad I’ve already made a new friend here! It’s hopefully going to make the trantision easier and help me miss all the amazing people I left behind in California a little bit less (not that I could ever forget about all of you.)
My first day in France was pretty laid back. I arrived at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport at 7am nice and groggy. I ate and slept a lot, went on a walk with my grandmother and unpacked most of my luggage.
Today I went to Rambouillet (check out the picture!) to take care of my social security and open a bank account. The bank we went to was awesome. They also offer many other services like insurance and cell phone plans so I got a plan and am going to be using my grandpa’s old cell phone. With my plan I’ll get unlimited texting to everywhere in the world so make sure you get my number if you want to keep in touch!
I’ll see if I can go take some pictures of the cute country-side town my grandparents live in for you guys soon.