Columbus, USA (2000-06-12) Day 0:
Oops, we almost missed the plane, a little confusion
with which gate to use. This plane is a prop taking us to Toronto.
Paris, France (2000-06-13) Day 1:
arrived early in the morning. Getting to the city wasn't a problem, but
wow was it crazy once we arrived! We spent some time finding a place to
stay, and met plenty of other travelers right away. It's very busy here,
but now that we've settled in a bit we'll have a better chance to enjoy
the city. The hotel we're staying in is very nice and cozy. Dried flowers
hang from the lobby ceiling, giving the place a sweet perfume. I'm officially
excited about the trip now, I got excited halfway over the Atlantic. (It
might have been the wine.)
Paris, France (2000-06-14) Day 2:
The hotel we’re staying in is over 300 years old.
Newly renovated, each room has theme. Our seems to be “Persian women with
lopsided breasts.” Ryan’s been doing well communicating, except he says
‘you’ instead of ‘we’ often. Last night at a café he told a waiter,
“You are looking for tap water.” The waiter laughed and told us to stick
with English. We ate ham & cheese ‘croque-monsieurs’.
We met the girls today at the base of the Eiffel
||We then went to visit the
Arch de Triumph
Paris, France (2000-06-15) Day 3:
time the last two days. This is our third day here. We tromp about the
city and have seen so very much! This city has so much in it! The Eiffel
tower was stunning, the Louvre was immense, the gargoyles of Notre Dame
were perfectly gothic. We have plans to leave by train tonight to the Netherlands.
We will meet up with the girls again in Amsterdam. Ehsan, whom we split
the hotel room with, has proven very interesting! He is from Afghanistan,
lives in California, and is Muslim. He is an excellent traveler, and picks
up the culture very well. Ahh, our feet are tired, as the days are long.
Traveling is work, but so much fun!