One week down and many to go!
It was 6:45 am, 7 hours and 45 minutes when the plane landed in Paris, France on Wednesday September 2, 2015. My heart was pounding with excitement that I had finally made it to France. The long flight was worth the wait to see the beautiful country I had always dreamed of visiting and that I now have the opportunity to explore for four months! As soon as I exited the plane, my ears were filled with the beautiful sound of people speaking French.
And with a blink of an eye, it’s been a week that I have arrived in Besancon, France. Where did the time go? This past week has been filled with lots of adventures and food. One of the first things I did was to explore the city of Besancon and try some of the popular foods in the area. Some of my favorite parts of Besancon that I am obsessed with already are: the public transportation system (it’s so cheap and reliable!!), their baguette sandwiches (especially from the Big Ban; a sandwich stand), and the center of town (which has lots of shops and restaurants to indulge in!).
I can honestly say that my first week has been great! Although, I am still getting used to the buses, paying for laundry and cooking more on my own, I am grateful for the opportunity to challenge myself. I am still in shock that I am fulfilling one of my goals and that I have the priviledge to study in another country. I am in my “study abroad high” according to one of my good friends. And of course, I cannot forget the wonderful women that are making this journey for me more enjoyable! Without them I would not have been able to get around town, have lots of laughs and overall make this trip very memorable.
Stay tuned for more awesome stories!