Return To Paris

Trip Start Jul 11, 2008
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Trip End Aug 06, 2008


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Coralie and her two best friends waited with me at the train station until I embarked.  Did the whole wave through the window thing as the train left.  In actuality, I'm traveling for free today.  Originally, I had 6 days of train travel on the mainland of Europe and a rail pass that only covered 5.  On my return trip from Amsterdam, I was going to have to buy a ticket.  I guess as a repayment for all the hardships in London with the Eurostar, I was granted a little bit of luck.  On the train ride down to Bayonne from Paris last week, the conductor forgot to punch a hole in my day of travel on my railpass.  I conveniently  changed  my 07/22 to an 07/28.  Free!  I was a little nervous during the whole checking process but I feel accomplished that I succeeded in my task.  I guess it all kind of filters out evenly in the end. 
                On the first half of the train I sat next to a French man who spoke only French.  Like all of the other people in Europe, he questioned me about my thoughts of the political situation in America and like the rest was a fan of Obama.  Obama was actually in Berlin two days after I left and he visited Paris this week.  I am fully confident in my abilities to converse in French now.  As long as the other speaks slow, I can usually understand all.  
                No fires this time, I arrived in Paris on time as expected.   Agathe met me at the train station, we took the metro over to her uncles house, he lives in an apartment with a view of paris and the Efil Tower.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Agathe, me, her dad, and her uncle had dinner together.  We drove down the Champs Elysee en route back to Agathe's house and spent the night here.  I'm dead tired and must go to sleep now.   Bon Soir!
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