Saturday, January 3, 2009
Well, today was certainly special. I slept for longer than I thought I would because I'm still pretty jet-lagged, and after lunch (another delicious feast made by my temporary host family), Hakim's sister, Sophia, took me to Les Champs Elysées!!!! Pictures do not do it justice- all of the trees were covered in purply blue lights for Le Noel and luckily we stayed late enough to see them all lit up. In fact all of the stores (the very expensive magasins) were beautifully decorated for Christmas. BUT my camera is out of batteries and the ones I bought for it don't work. I'll take pictures when I come back because I'm definitely coming back. Anyway, if you aren't aware, at the end of the Champs Elysées is the L'Arc de Triomph. Sophia and I walked all around and under it, but we didn't go inside because it was crowded and cold. But it's all good because the outside is fantastique!!! We also went to a French McDonald's (just for you Crystal!) and Le Gare St. Lazare and ran away from les manifestations, but I'm super fatiguée and don't feel like writing more maintenant.