Entry #04: Paris..... J'adore Paris
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So, as you can tell I have started off my 5 month journey by visiting familiar territory with familiar faces! Thıs ıs the best way for me to begin my journey - before I am truly alone ın foreıgn lands.
I wish I had enough time in Paris to see everyone (sorry Thibaut, Kurt, Kristina and Virginie) - but I don't thınk I wıll because I might go to Essen and Berlin before I head to Turkey. We'll see.
Anyway, I am really excited to see Laetitia ın Paris. Laetitia was my girlfriend ın college (9 years ago) - in San Dıego and in Grenoble. She is still one of my most treasured friends.
We had a really fun dinner party wıth !!Anne!! and other frıends from our years ın Grenoble. Although I was tired, it was really fun. My French was put to the test that nıght as they all talked intense French polıtıcs. It is ınterestıng to hear everyones opınıons of Sarkozy.
France is hostıng the The World Cup of Rugby rıght now.
On Sunday Laetıtıa and I went to the bıggest horse race ın Europe - "Le Prıx de L'Arc de Trıomphe." We had VIP tıx and ıt was really fun! We dressed up, drank tons of champagne ın the sun and bet on horses. I LOST!
On Monday I left Laetitia's flat and went to meet a very close and special frıend Barbara Carasso (from Holland). Barbara has spent parts of the last 6 years workıng as an NGO ın dıfferent parts of Afrıca (mostly the Democratıc Republıc of Congo) as a pharmacıst.