Arriving in Paris
Trip Start Jun 03, 2012
11Trip End Jun 14, 2012
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Bonjour! In making the descent to Paris, we were able to get a great view of the countryside. The lush plains are unlike the terrain in the U.S. and the grounds are covered in beautiful, green farmlands. I've never seen so much greenery, without the constant interruption of commercialization or industrialization.
As we walked through the airport, we passed through several mazes to reach our terminal to Florence. We first observed that the Parisians are very well dressed; it's notably simple to identify between the American travelers and European natives (most of the Parisians appear as if they stepped out of a magazine). The people of France are mannered, but they are much more aggressive than the typical American; for instance, several Frenchmen crossed in front of our path without expressing a polite "excusez-moi" and a French woman reached over a friend of mine, nearly elbowing him, to grab silverware for herself
We've spent roughly 2.5 hours at the Charles De Gaulle airport and had a light French lunch at Bert's, Cafe Contemporain. My friend ordered the "Ve poulet cheddar," an authetic panini made on a traditional press. It consisted of ets de poulet (chicken), cheddar, tomate (tomato), and mayonnaise allegee. We're looking to board the plane to Florence soon. Au revoir!