What a wonderful day I had today! I started they day off really really early... at 7am to be exact. HFT and I took a two our drive to the northern part of France. We went to two neighboring beach towns Deauville and Trouville. The weather was absolutely beautiful and warm. I ate the most delicious croissant for breakfast then we walked the beach of Trouville then crossed a little bridge into the town of Deauville. We had lunch in Deauville at La Romantica Cafe and then decided to take a nap on the beach but unfortunately the bugs prevented that from happening. So we moved to the concrete for our nap and we would have looked like two homeless people but fortunately there were three other American girls also trying to sleep on the concrete because of the bugs so we didn't look so crazy. Needless to say the concrete was not very comfortable so we decided to head back to Paris.
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Never ever in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be wakeboarding in Paris in La Seine river! It was a beautiful sunny warm day so HFT invited me to go wake boarding with his friends. What a fun experience. We went to brunch first and I had the most delicious strawberries that I have ever eaten then we drove just outside of the center of Paris to the Pontoon boat that is also a house boat. On the boat there were a bunch of people just hanging out drinking and eating. Once I picked out a wakeboard and a body suite, we got on the little boat that was docked onto the Pontoon boat. WOW! So different from wakeboarding in Miami Beach. The water was absolutely freezing. It was about 60 degrees... for me it was so incredibly cold. I had an amazing time. Memories for a lifetime. After the excitement of wake boarding we were starving so we went to L'entrecote .... A very popular restaurant when we arrived it was very early so we were seated right away but when we were leaving the line to get a table crossed the street!!!! The night came to an end with the movie the Proposal. It was really cute. What a great day! =)
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I had an incredible day today... An experience that will last a life time. My day started out simple and sweet and then I was invited to a wedding by my Handsome French teacher... I will from this point forward refer to him as HFT. It was a very different wedding than one I have ever been to. It was a Muslim wedding in a small little village in the north of Paris. This picture was taken in the village of Boissettes on our way to the wedding. I know the reaction of most to hearing that I went to a Muslim wedding will be shock and maybe a little bothered.. but I learned a lesson today that i feel is important to share. I met a beautiful Muslim family and was welcomed in their home for a very important celebration... the marriage of their son. I really had no idea what to expect when I arrived. There were men and woman in traditional Muslim attire and those dressed in what I consider normal wedding attire. When we first arrived we spent time speaking to the groom and his family. Unfortunately when the ceremony commenced it was in french and I could not understand but I had my HFT there to translate. The message was beautiful... It was one of love, family, peace.. There was no hatred, no anger, no violence. The Imam, the Spiritual leader, spoke about the unfortunate misconception of the Muslim religion and how the violent actions of many have tainted the perception of the religion. He was so happy that the wedding was of a mixed crown both Muslim and those of other religions and cultures. He was happy to give the message of Love and Peace... The real message of the Muslim Religion. At the end of the night the father of the groom walked us out. He told HFT that he was so happy that I, an American Citizen, was at his son's wedding. He said that he was happy to know that I was able to see what the Muslim religion really represents and that he hoped that I could share it with my family and friends at home.
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So today I went to see two apartments. Lets say that the first appoint was an absolute disaster and leave at that. The guy was creepy and the apartment had a stench that words alone can not describe. After this appointment I meet up with my handsome french teacher and spent several hours looking for apartments online and by phone... this is how I landed my second appointment. This appointment was a success and I have nicknamed the already nicknamed french teacher as Hero. It looks like this apartment is mine. I will know for sure Monday hopefully. Afterwards we went to the Jardin de Tuileries and sat by the pond and enjoyed the cool breeze and the rantings of a crazy french woman. It was at this moment that I saw something that brought tears to my eyes... the eiffel tower twinkles!!!!!!! It was breath taking and I felt like a little girl. So then the Hero and I went for a little walk to get something to eat. Before finding a restaurant we stopped and bought a Eclair au Chocolat for dessert. With the Eclair in hand we continued to walk and stopped at a cute little restaurant where I tried foie gras for the first time....YUMMY!!! That's all I have to say. So my Hero drove me home in his mini copper and I ate my delicious eclair for desert... once again YUMMY...oh by the way and so was the kiss! ;) <3
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Today I spent literally the entire day on the computer looking for an apartment. I ventured out twice for food and to purchase a charger for my camera. I went to the french version of best buy and spent 39 Euros on a camera charger!!!!! I was so hungry by the time I went to eat that I stopped at the first place that I saw and ordered the only thing I recognized on the Menu... A cheeseburger. At night I decided to go to the St Germain area for dinner and then went for a walk and got terribly lost. It took me over an hour to find my way back to the apartment. It was a beautiful walk though... Paris is so lively and scenic at night... I didn't mind getting lost at all!
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So today once again I slept until noon. I need to get my body back on track...I'm waisting my days sleeping! Also I'm waisting my days on the computer apartment hunting.... I need to find a place already!!!! So anyway once i ventured out today, I encountered a few challenges. First my metro card decided to not work. Then my cellphone decided to stop working. This proved to be a major problem given that I was supposed to meet up with Jude Law to give hime some papers that he left at home. The cellphone stopped working on my way to meet him so I had no way to contact him. Thank god i decided to write his number down in my little notebook that I carry with me so I asked a random person if I could use their phone to call him. Once I found him, we ate lunch with his co-worker then we walked around the area. I went to the French version of the DMV with him then we went to dinner at his sister house. I got spend time with a typical Parisian family. His little niece and nephew are adorable and they made me miss my niece and nephew like crazy! Afterwards, i went to a bar with Jude Law. It was a long and exhausting day!!!
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Today I over slept in the morning and spent several hours on the computer trying to find an apartment! Then I decided to take a little walk...That turned into a 4 hour walk! I visited the eiffel tower but just from the outside. I will go again another day and actually go up but today I just wanted to take it all in without being rushed or having to stand in line. Afterwards, I continued my walk and happened upon an outdoor photo gallery at the Musee de quai Branly. It featured work from photographers from all around the world. It was spectacular. I ended my evening eating what is the equivalent to Burger King in Paris... definitely not the best meal I have had so far but I was exhausted and just wanted to get to bed.
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Well, upon arrival to the beautiful city of Paris I took a taxi to my friends apartment. From there, we went straight to a telephone carrier and got a new cellphone!!!! Yay! I have a french phone number now! =) After, went to eat lunch...a medium rare steak with frittes or french fries. We also went to a metro station and registered for a pass so that I can fill it up on a monthly basis and don't have to use the little tickets... Then went to a techno parade and I saw David Guetta on a huge giant float... oh and apparently some famous french politician too. Met my personal tour guide's best friend. By the way, my personal tour guide this weekend looks like Jude Law! =) We walked to Notre Dame upon my father's request. Then meet up with two more of Jude Law's friends and we all went to dinner... They walked me through an American part of town.. LOL... They had an american grocery store with a box of Cheerios and other random American Items on the front window. We ended the night at a scottish pub where everyone spoke English but with different accents from around the world. We got back to the apartment at 10:30pm... We were out on the streets walking around for 9 hours!!!!!!! I had an amazing first day!
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