Hello! Bonjour! Hello, again!
Oui, folks…I HAVE RETURNED! 😀
Well, not to the United States, that is…but back to WordPress!
I am still in France, as I have mentioned, for my eight-month, teaching-abroad stay. I spent last week in Paris with my family before leaving for my teaching station in another region of France.
So, second-time around in Paris…what did I think about it, you might ask? If I could describe my experience in the City of Lights in five succinct words, they would be:
Efficient. Tiring. Smoke. Painful. Fulfilling.
Yes, definitely a lot of emotions- very conflicting ones, too. To put it more frankly, I had mixed, even not-so-good, reactions to Paris this time around. I was utterly enchanted when I went last year on my own, but going with the family now made it a very different experience. I am pretty sure that my family had a relatively good time, but I wasn’t digging it as much- perhaps after I had seen what happened to tourists/non-natives (namely, my family and other visitors), I became rather disillusioned by the whole city of Paris. Not that I hate the city, but I realize that it’s not as magical as what the media makes it out to be.
Dang, this post turned really pessimistic all of a sudden. I assure you, though: Paris wasn’t that bad. There were still some good highlights mixed in with the not-so-good ones, and I am looking forward to sharing my photos and adventures throughout this week– so stay tuned!
I will also be getting back into my daily blogging this week, and hopefully until the end of this month, before I start my teaching job in October. Another thing is that now, I am roughly six to nine hours ahead of the United States’s time, and so whenever I (re)schedule posts and whatnot, the times will be slightly different. So look out for them!
Hope things are well with you, my fellow bloggers. Until tomorrow- à bientôt! 🙂
— The Finicky Cynic
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