After class ended on Thursday, we went to Paris for the rest of
our time in France. Known as "The City of Lights," Paris
is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit. One could spend weeks
in Paris and still not get to see everything. Paris has so much
to offer. There is the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Napoleon's tomb,
and the Arc of Triumph, where the Tour de France ends every year.
Everyone had an awesome time in Paris and it was a great way to
end our three weeks studying abroad!
This trip was an altogether unique experience. I went into traveling
to France with a mind somewhat tainted by negative stereotypes.
I thought that French people would be arrogant and smelled bad.
I was prepared to deal with people who hated Americans, and I was
timid even to try to speak the little French that I learned. However,
once we made it to Strasbourg, I realized that France has so much
to offer. I had nothing but great experiences with the French people.
They were all excited to meet Americans and wanted to know all about
our country. Whether it was in the grocery stores or on a street,
the French people were always willing to help you. I fell in love
with their food and their stylish clothing. The atmosphere in the
city was one of constant motion, with people walking and biking
everywhere all the time.