First Days in Paris!

Bonjour from Paris! I officially landed in the City of Light Saturday afternoon after an exhausting 5-hour delay and 8-hour flight. All of it was worth it when I was in the taxi on the way to my host mom’s apartment in the 13th arrondissement. It was surreal driving through each the different neighborhoods and seeing the buildings, the endless number of cafes and of course, the people. I am living in a huge apartment building that is 1 of 2 and is heavily secured. There is a whole process I must go through just to get into the building alone, but at least I know I am safe once inside!

My room (excuse my mess!)
My room (excuse my mess!)

I have my own room with a fridge, a microwave, a desk, and lots of closet space. It really feels like my own room!

The view outside my window.
The view outside my window.

The view outside my window isn’t the prettiest, mostly because there a number of apartment buildings in the area, but I will have to remind myself to take better photos on my way out tomorrow morning. Everywhere you go in Paris is really worth taking a picture of. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to get lost at all. You’re in Paris after all, there is so much to see and do!

Today I officially began my weeklong intensive French language program before classes start. I will be catching the Metro early each morning around 10 AM and coming back around 5 every night, just in time to have dinner! I haven’t received my final class schedule yet, but I am eager to see which classes I end up taking! I’ve only been here three days, yet this post cannot cover half of what I have done so far. Can you imagine how much I will have to write about in the next four months? Anyway, this post was just meant to update you all that I made it safe and sound:) I will have more to write about in my next post!

Published by Marisela Meraz

Hello! My name is Marisela, but everyone knows me by Mari. I am a senior at Hope majoring in English with an emphasis on writing and minoring in French. I am also part of the Theta Gamma Pi Sorority on campus. In my free time, I enjoy baking, taking photos, watching Netflix, and making music playlists for my friends. I am so excited to share my Hope experiences with you all!

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