Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hello Paris

I made it back to Paris safe and sound, if not a little tired, yesterday morning. The flight was quick, a mere 6 hours, but extremely bumpy. I made the crazy mistake of taking a nap once I arrived at my apartment and then couldn't sleep last night. I had 3 classes to teach today and loads of commuting which I did in a tired, jet lagged haze. My poor students had to suffer through my worst lesson to date.

I enjoyed my vacation immensely. I got to visit with just about everyone. I wish I could have stayed longer, but my jobs demanded I come back. Actually, I should have come back a few days sooner, but since it was my first visit back, I wanted to take as much time as possible.

I have my new schedule for this semester and it looks as if I will be free Wednesdays, so I have dedicated it as my cultural day for each week. There are still so many things I want to visit and re-visit with my time left in Paris. Plus I have a ton of stuff to do for Habitat for Humanity. We have to raise something around the amount of 22,000 Euros for this year's blitz build.

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

10 comments:

Geggie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're back. I've been missing your posts.

We're heading to Europe for the vacay in late April and we still haven't made a decision on where to go yet. BF's first trip, I've been a few times. We're thinking of Ireland (he has family there) with a side trip to Paris. Any suggestions on airlines?

Thanks so much!

Angela in Europe said...

Not really. I flew on American Airlines because it was cheap. I prefer Aer Lingus, but I don't know if they fly out of the states regularly. Let me know if you are coming to Paris and maybe I can help you plan a few things (if you don't know what you want to visit).

Geggie said...

Actually, I meant an inter-Europe airline. Is Ryanair the best? I've been to Paris, but the BF hasn't, so we'll probably do a whirlwind tour of the basics. But i'll keep in touch as we get closer.

Angela in Europe said...

Yes, Ryan air and Easy Jet are both good, but with Ryan air you have to be careful because it usually uses out of the way airports.

hellomelissa said...

welcome back to the blogosphere! i made the nap mistake in england last year, and i even knew better. the only difference? i was on vacation and you had to work! i hope the jet lag eases soon.

Ola said...

Nice to see you back to blogging :-) Happy New Year!

Lotus Reads said...

So glad to have you back, Angela! Have really missed your posts! Hope you'll be able to conquer your jetlag on the weekend. I like the sound of cultural wednesdays...look forward to learning more about Paris.

Pardon My French said...

Hi! Bonne annee and all that. Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound and that you had a great vacation! I love the idea of the cultural Wednesday and I hope you post about those. I will be living vicariously through you.

Expat Traveler said...

Welcome back Ang! Glad the visit was great.

I used to get Wed's off also. I used it to go shopping and get out! I loved it, made/took my photos and just had a blast being on my own. And it was all on the cheap, usually packed my lunch before I left so I didn't have to buy anything.

Can't wait to see more from Paris! I so have the travel bug right now and well we might be staying in Canada this year again, but I can't wait for spring and summer to hit some great spots!


Geggie - you are on the right track - easy jet and Ryan Air... There are a few more too...

Diamond Lil said...

Hope you had a great trip!