Monday, 23 September 2013

The City of Lights.. Paris!

Hi all!

Sorry I haven't updated in a while! We are typically busy during the day, and by the time I get home each night, I am too lazy to blog! I will try my best to keep you guys updated.

So tomorrow marks us being here for three weeks! I can't believe we have been here for that long and it is becoming more and more like home and feeling like home. It's a good feeling! The biggest thing that has happened was that we had our first trip this past weekend. We went to Paris for the weekend as a group! Thursday afternoon, we left for Paris via the EuroStar train. It was about a two and a half hour train ride. Most of us slept the whole way there and the same on the way back to London.

When we arrived, we were brought to our hotel and had a little time to settle in. Megan and I unpacked and freshened up and met everyone in the lobby for a group dinner. We went to a place near our hotel and had a great three course meal. I think we were all finally full for the first time since we had been here. We had duck, which was so good! After a little walking around after dinner, we realized there wasn't much to do in our neighborhood so we headed to the hotel to just relax and hang out. Best part of the night, besides the duck, was that I got to take a real shower! Finally! We only have a bath at our house with a shower attachment, but it is not the same. I was so happy to have a real shower. Anyways we headed off to bed, to be ready for a day of sightseeing on Friday!

Friday, we had breakfast at our hotel and got on the coach for a tour of the city, much like the tour we had here in London when we first arrived. The tour got a little long, and we only got off once to see the Eiffel Tour, but was nice to see all the major sites. After our tour, we got dropped off and had the rest of the afternoon to explore. Rosey, Michaela, Bissa, and I knew exactly what we wanted to do. We wanted to find Tiffany and Co. Every girl deserves a little blue box, right? Why not get it while we were in Paris. After three hours of wandering and asking every Persian for directions, we finally found it! We made it back to the pier for our boat cruise, for yet another tour of the city. It was a nice day in Paris which made it more enjoyable. After the boat cruise, some of us headed off for dinner and a night at the Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower is so cool to see lit up at night, so we got loads of pictures!

Saturday, we headed off for a day trip to Versailles. Versailles was home to Louie the 14th, 15th, and 16th. We had a tour which was suppose to be approx. an hour and a half, ended up being two hours, so some of us were a bit tired and cranky after the tour. Bissa and I stopped for lunch and ended up taking the metro back for a quick nap and to get ready for the night. We went out with some girls for the night and ended up back at the Eiffel Tower, so we decided to go up the Eiffel Tower. We were a bit late, so we only got up to the second story, but was still so cool to see the city all lit up! We ended up taking a cab back to the hotel where we hung out with some friends and chat about what we all did!

Sunday, was our last day in Paris and let me tell you we were all ready to go back to London. Paris wasn't exactly what I expected but was still so fun to see and visit. Once we got on the train back to London, everyone crashed like usual. I think we were all a bit homesick for London. Once we got to our tube stop to go home, we all sighed and was so happy to be home!

Megan and I made a quick dinner and headed upstairs to finish homework and get ready for the week. This week we have class and on Friday will head to Oxford for the day. Megan, Bailey, and I have a tour set for Saturday to visit Buckingham Palace and Sunday we will all be at the Vikings game! Look for us on TV!

All for now, doing some homework before our four hour communication class! About four weeks and then mom, dad, and T will be here! SO

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