After taking a week off of chronicling my time abroad, Ari’s Adventures Abroad has returned with an update on my trip to Paris over my birthday weekend! From learning how to navigate the metro to thinking that we would have to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower, there was not a dull moment over the weekend.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
After finishing classes late Friday night, Erin and I departed for Heathrow Airport the following afternoon, taking Piccadilly Line for 24 stops before finally reaching Terminal 5. The flight over was probably the easiest part — taking only about 50 minutes, total —, but it would get interesting once we arrived at Orly Airport in France. When we got there, it was at least 9 p.m. local time and we had to navigate the airport to find the shuttle that would get us to the metro. After getting on the shuttle that went in the wrong direction, we finally hopped on the right one that brought us to the metro, where we took Line 7 for God only knows how long before we arrived at Pierre et Marie Curie, the station near our hostel in Ivry-sur-Seine. Once we got out of the seemingly endless station, we walked less than five minutes to Trendy Hostel, where we checked in and then after settling our belongings, went back down to the lobby where a group of workers and visitors were playing Werewolf. Since there were at least 10 people playing, the game lasted a while and gave us a chance to meet some of the other people who were from various places around Europe, such as France and Germany.
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