Odds and Ends

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Video of my apartment: Paris, France is seven hours ahead of Austin, Texas. Paris is divided into 20 districts (arrondisements), numbered starting in the middle of the city and spiraling outward. It doesn’t start getting dark until 10 pm!!!  I’ve been dying to get out and take some night pictures.  Tonight I went on a […]

Giverny – Monet’s home (Day 5)

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The famous bridge and water lily pond  Today the two CEA girls who live on another floor of our apartment, my roommate and I took the metro, a train, and a bus to get to Giverny to see Claude Monet’s home and gardens.  You guessed it.  Beautiful.  It rained on us in the garden for […]

Notre Dame/The Islands (day 4)

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Notre Dame: the back side view, pretty different! Today (Sunday) my roommate and I went to the international service at Notre Dame.  Wow!  That place is incredible.  Something that I didn’t expect when I walked in though was the smell!  It had such a strong musty/old scent!  Anyway.  It was great.  And almost a little […]

Days Two and Three

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Yesterday (Friday) we had CEA orientation from around 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  One of the sections touched on research by Pascal Baudry that looked at French v. American culture.  It was really interesting and a great way to explain the differences! After explaining some of Baudry’s research, she said that Americans are less close […]

Here!

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I made it!  I arrived in Paris yesterday (Thursday) morning around 10 (Paris is seven hours ahead of Texas).  When I got off of the plane, a CEA (Cultural Excursions Abroad) person was waiting for me.  After another student arrived, we loaded our luggage into a van and were driven into Paris.  I thought the […]

It’s time!

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Well it’s finally here… I leave today!  I will arrive in Paris at 9:40 am (2:40 am our time, ouch!) tomorrow.

Globe Trotters

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You usually know my horses because they’re named after things to do with movies (much of the time Disney ones Pocahontas, Skywalker, Black Beauty, Evenstar), renaissance fairy tales (Arthur, Guinevere, Lady ‘O Lake, Lady Elaine), or the latest string, anything to do with being an Aggie (Aggie Wrangler,Starr Boogie).  For this year they have taken […]

All Packed (?!)

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My (packed!) luggage for the trip I’m still in shock that I’m already all packed for Paris.  When I went to DC for a semester in 2009, I was up packing until almost 2 am the night before.  This time, thanks to my roommate Carrie, I packed all of my clothes last week before I […]

Five days!

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Five days until I leave… yeesh!  Still a few more things to do! The good news is that I’ve finally finished setting this thing up.  It was fun to brush up on my Illustrator and Photoshop skills to make the background!  I found the color scheme, “Bubblegum Black,” through kuler.adobe.com.  I got the idea of […]