The train is the best form of transportation in France. It's pretty expensive if you don't have a discount card but it's really easy to get anywhere in Europe that way, and the TGV was the fastest train in the world until the Japanese made a faster one.
That's just an interesting fun fact.
Bars close here at 2 just like they do in the States. But that's when the dance clubs open. And they are open till 4 or 5 in the morning. Life in France is nothing but night life. Then they all sleep till 2 in the afternoon the next day.
If you are sick, you go to the doctor. Even if it's a cold. Or anything for that matter. You have a cough? Go to the doctor. You twisted your ankle? Go to the doctor. You have a headache? Go to the doctor. Ok...so the last on I was exaggerating, but seriously. I had a cold and Romain force fed me medicine, he told me I was as stubborn as a 4 year old. I had a cold. It will be gone in 3 days. My friend Alban twisted his ankle, and granted it was pretty bad, he got a cast. In the states they'd maybe wrap it for you and give you crutches. He got crutches and a cast, which he had on for 2 weeks. Oh and he didn't have to pay for it either. No wonder they go to the doctor all the time. Gotta take advantage of that free medical care.
The French love their breaks! We didn't start school till the 25th of January and then we got a break in February 15th for one week, which was only like 3 weeks into school. Then we're getting a two week break starting next week until the 18th. Then we're done on the 28th. I love this school system!
Well, the French do think they are better than us, so maybe that is where the stuck-up French stereotypes come from, but many of the young people actually want to live in the US. Apparently it's the French dream to live in America.
I've been listening to Frank Sinatra because for some reason his music reminds me of France and I love that from now every time I hear his songs they will remind me of the time I lived France.
Anyway, I did do one thing this week that is worth taking about. For Aaron's birthday Jacqueline made us Escargot. So I have officially eaten escargot, frog legs, and caviar in the last few months. Crazy! I love France.