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Welcome! This blog will cover my study abroad in Belgium! I hope you find it interesting, enjoyable, and fun. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments via e-mail. If you have any problems with the blog please let me know.
Lauren

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BRUSSELS AND PARIS!!

It was the week for city trips! Spring break is here and I've had tons of fun!! I started the week doing homework and giving English lessons and saw a couple movies. Wednesday night a friend came over and my host sister and I made dinner and we all watched a movie. Thursday morning my friend and I went to Brussels for the day and toured around. We spent most of the day in a museum of musical instruments. They gave us headphones when we got there and then you walk around and everytime you pass the different displays infared technology sends signals to your headphones and you can here the noises the instruments makes..it was lots of fun. It was rainy in Brussels so we didn't do too much outside but I saw a few touristy places throughout the city. Friday morning I left the house at quarter to seven on my way to Paris. I got to Paris late morning and met Jeanine there. We stayed one night and had tons of fun. Friday it was rainy and windy and so we were completely soaked. We saw the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees and the Concorde Place and the Royal Palace and more and returned to the hotel around six o' clock completely soaked. Of course we didn't bring any clothes to change into since we were only there one night and so we put our pajamas on and went across the street to the laundremat and put all of our clothes and jackets in the dryer...just enough so that we could wear them to go get some dinner. The next morning our clothes were luckily dry but our shoes stayed wet...but Saturday there was plenty of sunshine so that was way better. We started the day by getting a quick breakfast and then walking to the Notre Dame and poking around the city and then we went back to the hotel for checkout and left again in the direction of Sacre Coeur. We got a quick lunch on the way and then climbed our way up the hills...we did stop partway to eat a slice of chocolate cake! In the afternoon it was a little cold and windy but we managed to see lots of Paris as we went almost everywhere on foot! We were completely exhausted by the time we got to the train stations later in the evening, but that's okay we both had tons of fun! Now I'm ready for another week of vacation...so far with tentative plans to go to a carnival, go shopping, go to the movies, go to the ocean and much more. My friends all got back from school trips so we're going to be spending plenty of time together!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their spring breaks (if they had one) and if not aren't too stressed with work or school!

3 comments:

M, D and E said...

It sure sounds like you are making the most of your time and having great fun! We are happy for you. How many bakeries did you stop in while you were in Paris?

Lauren said...

not too many..only 2 or 3 I think!

AFS said...

Hi Lauren,

My name is Sam and I work for AFS out in Portland, OR. I think you've got a pretty cool blog here and we were hoping that you might let us use some of your writing on our own blog; www.afsgoabroad.blogspot.com . Afsgoabroad, will eventually become a collection of AFSers' experiences and will hopefully inspire more to become involved. Check it out and let me know what you think. Hope to hear from you soon.

Sam
email: sroberts@afs.org