I’m currently in the midst of the wonderful two week long Spring Break we get here in Paris. I spent the first week in Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) and Nice, France with two friends from USC Paris and two of my best friends from home who are also studying abroad in Europe. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, considering Italy was the European country I was dying to see the most. In a nutshell, we ate a lot (pasta, pizza, gelato, tiramisu, house wine), walked a lot, and experience a lot of history and Italian culture in a week. Even better, it actually was “Culture Week” so all of the major sights (Colosseum, the David, the Forum, the Ufitzi, a random castle I forget the name of) were free and had no lines!! It’s a toss-up for me for which was my favorite city – Venice was gorgeous but a bit too touristy, and Rome was so history filled I was constantly geeking out, but had 2000 year old Corinthian columns pretty much just chilling on the side of the road. Wild!
Spent the past few days in Paris picnicking in front of the Eiffel Tower (tough life right?) with everyone else and their brother, munching on fresh bread, cheese, veggies, and fruits from the local markets and sunning ourselves. I think I might be more tan than I am when I’m in California.
Headed off tomorrow to Annecy and Chamonix (French Alps) for three days to bike, paddle boat, and enjoy more cute French countryside before taking the ski lifts (sans skis) to see the Alps! I’d update longer with more details about Italy but my train leaves in five and a half hours and I’ve yet to start packing – and I need to sleep. I promise an epic Italian update when I return on Sunday (Easter). Having to type and upload photos will hopefully slow the massive chocolate bunny/egg/weird Easter chicken that they put in France consumption. But probably not :)