After not posting an update for more than 3 months (whoops) I have so much to talk about!
I am currently living in Paris after visiting the city in September and coming for a couple of interviews.
In January, I started my internship at GfK Retail & Technology, a market research company! I flew into Paris a few days early to start my search for housing. Looking for housing in my jet-lagged state was very stressful. I should have realized that it wasn’t going to be an easy process when so many people were stressed out in November and December trying find to Paris housing. But I had it in my head that I would be able to find something in a few days… After much searching and many phone calls about apartments, I found a studio apartment that’s perfect for my stay in Paris.
I also joined a handbell choir at the American Church in Paris. After not playing for a few years, it’s good to be playing handbells again and I love having something musical every week.
In February, I traveled back to Reims to take my retakes for my fall classes. To celebrate the end of exams, Anna and I took a day trip to Luxembourg! The weather wasn’t very cooperative–it rained the entire day–but we still had a lot of fun exploring the city. We took a bus trip around the city, visited a museum of modern art and found a cute, local shops to duck into to get out of the rain. It was awesome to discover the mix of languages present in the city. French, English, Luxembourgish, and German are spoken there which is so cool 🙂
The following weekend, I took the train to Grenoble to visit Anna. It’s in a valley surrounded by the Alps and was blown away by how gorgeous it is! We took a bus to a little mountain village and explored the mountain side. We found a little coffee shop that served hot chocolate in bowls 🙂 We also went to the movies, and to the Bastille–a “fort” on a mountain that allows you to see the entire city. Since I haven’t explored France much yet, it was awesome to see a new French city.
I stayed in Paris the following weekend and meet up with Anna, her sister Katherine, and her sister’s friend Katherine who were visiting Paris for the weekend (yes, that wasn’t a mistake, there were really 3 Katherine’s). It was so much fun to explore more of Paris and eat delicious falafel and chocolate.
My mom and a friend visited me in France last week and it was so good to see them!
Stay tuned for more updates and photos 🙂