4 months. Summer. Avranches. Paris. Besançon.
Last day in France! Wow. Goodbye CLA!
Hey thanks! I’m glad someone saw that - I was super excited when I got to eat a chocolate frog (haven’t been to Wizarding World of Harry Potter, yet)! Yes, I was able to stick to my budget, but it was about $200 USD for the travel (I didn’t buy my tickets very early), and then probably another $100 for lodging/food/more travel for three days. I learned a LOT travelling alone - and sure, I have some tips!
If you have any more questions, let me know! I would love to share because I wish I had someone to ask all these questions to before I went! And good luck :)
Tomorrow is my last day in France. So weird to finally be at this day. But so relieving, as well. I’ve had to deal with so much crap from my school up to TODAY - 2 days before I leave - where they made me pay an additional 150 euros ($180) for the change in my program after I was ASSURED there wouldn’t be an additional charge. And - that was after going through a nerve-wracking day of not knowing if they were going to charge me for BOTH programs or not, because no one ever documented anything when they made the changes.
I just wanted to really soak in these last couple days in France but I’ve had a few hours of pure hell that have sort of ruined it. I can’t wait to go home and not deal with this school anymore! Except for all of these issues with the CLA, however, I really did have an amazing time. I drank lots of wine, watched a lot of French movies, visited other countries, learned how to wind-surf, learned a lot about myself, and… oh yea, I learned a whole new language, too.
I have class tomorrow, I finish packing, and then I get up at 4:30am Friday to a full day of travel back to the states!
5:45a-bus to train station
6:35a-train from Besancon to Paris
9:05a-arrive in Paris, find way to CDG airport
2:25p(and 7 hours back in time)-arrive in Chicago!
6:25p-flight from Chicago to GR
8:15p-arrival in GR! Home sweet home.
Happy birthday self! Enjoy getting drunk off the wine and rum you have and attempting to read Harry Potter in French! It’s gonna be a blast!
Field Trip #3 (and the last one)
The city of Dole, the capital of my region, Franche-Compte! It was absolutely gorgeous and the most fun of the three field trips even though it rained pretty hard while we were there. They assigned us into four teams and paired us with a tour guide of the city, and then they had a scavenger hunt planned for us to go all around the city! It was actually very fun and I’m really impressed they put that together for us! I wish we could’ve stayed to do a bit of shopping since the city seemed bigger than Besançon, but c’est la vie.