A lack of sleep and other events

Last post I ended by saying I was off to Paris for the weekend. I had a great time and mixed a little sightseeing with meeting friends (new and old).

On Friday night Jess and I went out in Oberkampf it was great and we made some new French friends. Saturday I traipsed around Versailles in wonder at all the chateau like stuff. On Sunday I started the day morbidly with a visit to the Père Lachaise Cemetery to check out the graves of  Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and some French painters among others. After the rather creepy morning I ate lunch with Laura and witnessed/took part in a restaurant catastrophe! Let’s just say, we don’t like cheese that much. This week I am really getting into the swing of things with teaching which is great considering I had 6 classes on Monday.

Other highlights of the week include a trip to a cave, going out on Tuesday night with friends and pretty much just having my accent made fun of/enjoyed all week at various different occasions (I now feature in a murder mystery dialogue for my school) and now I’m waiting for my tram to go and meet the English teachers at my school for dinner. Which brings me to the final point, today there is a transport strike… C’est la vie en France…

We are now on school holidays for two weeks (oh what a tough life) and I’m off to Istanbul and Greece.

Until next time,

Amanda xx