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l’Arrivé

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Après presque 27 heurs de voyage et des haltes, je suis arrivé à l’aéroport Marseille-Provence à l’heure et intacte. 

Voici l’aurore que j’ai vu en route d’Amsterdam.  Watching the sun rise on my flight to Amsterdam… in total, I traveled for about 27 hours!

Michelle m’a retrouvée.  Elle et son mari, Jean-Marc, ils sont ma famille d’accueil.  Ils ont trois enfants grandis et éloignes, mais Michelle et Jean-Marc avait accueilli des étudiants Américains pendant plusieurs années.  Ils ont aussi trois chats :) Leur maison se trouve sur une colline (y en a beaucoup à Marseille alors) à la fin du boulevard Vauben.  On se trouve près d’AUCP, de l’église Notre Dame de la Garde, et de la mer— 15-25 minutes à pied chacun.  Michelle est très sympa et je n’ai déjà pas trop de problèmes à lui parler; en fait, elle m’a dit que j’ai un savoir-faire! Mais souvent je ne sais pas ceci ou cela mot de vocabulaire.

Voici la maison de ma famille d’accueil. La porte à droite, c’est ma chambre! My host family’s house. The door to the right is my room!

I am living with Michelle and Jean-Marc. They have three adult children who have moved out, but they have three cats and have been hosting students with AUCP for several years. Michelle is really nice and welcoming, but I haven’t met Jean-Marc yet (he’s away on business). Their house is up the side of a hill (Marseille is full of hills) at the end of boulevard Vauben. It is within 15-25 minutes walking distance of AUCP, Notre Dame de la Garde, and the beach. So far, I haven’t had much trouble talking to Michelle; in fact, she says I speak very well. But often I can’t think of a certain word or don’t understand a few things.

Winding Down

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Things are going to be pretty boring here for awhile. I’ll be busy finishing up classes, exams presentations and papers within the next three weeks. It seems very strange that things will actually be coming to a close! Marisa, one of my best friends here, just left to go back to the U.S. yesterday. Very sad!

So this all means that I need to seriously begin making travel plans! (If I can afford it and have company.) Which has proven to be very stressful. And I just called to try and change my flight for earlier and was told there is nothing available. If I can’t change it, I will be here for at least two weeks with no friends and no money! Oh well. I’ll keep calling back…