Friday, November 27, 2015

Days 1 and 2: Home to Paris, France

Days 1 and 2 (June 30, 2004 - July 1, 2004) USA-Paris, France

We left Grand Rapids at 7:04 and arrived at Detroit on time . We were suppose to leave at 9:15 p.m., but due to multimedia problems, we were 1 ¾ hours late. Still, the multimedia was worth it, as each person could play games, watch their own movie, or listen to their own music at their seat.
Going through the Airport in Paris

We arrived in Paris a half hour late. After getting through customs and getting our luggage, we met our tour director Luigi Sorrentino (or Gigi). We managed to get to the bus and got to the place we were staying in Paris, the B&B hotel, which was outside the city. After some rooming logistic problems, everyone was settled in to wait until we got together to go to supper.

We ate supper at Flams, a food chain that serves flams, which are similar to pizza. Dessert was even served on flam. The topping was either chocolate or apple and cinnamon.

We came back to the hotel and decided who would go on a trip tomorrow evening to see the Eiffel tower, a night bus trip of Paris, and a boat tour (using the bateaux mouches). Many people wanted to see the Eiffel tower still, and so fifteen of us took to the Metro again and went.

The participants started to catch the hang of how to use the Metro. The students enjoyed seeing the people, especially the spanish singer who serenaded us.

We went up to the Eiffel tower and Paid €10.40 to take the elevator up to the top. The views were spectacular.

After spending some time there, we shopped a little and headed home. The group was pretty tired and went to bed gladly.

The gang in front of the Eiffel Tower

The views of Paris from atop the Eiffel tower

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