Monday, June 22, 2009
The first couple of days of the trip have been great. Everybody arrived relatively on time and we made our way into Paris on the light rail in two groups without a problem. The students explored the neighborhood while I waited for some of the students who had come in early to arrive. After everybody had checked in, we immediately headed out for a walk through the Marais district (the old Jewish quarter), stopping at two Holocaust memorials, and then making our way to the Cathedral of the Notre Dame. Notre Dame is always awesome and it looks even etter right now because a project to clean th facade was recently finished; We had dinner that night in the Latin Quarter. The food left a lot to be desired but it was fun. When we returned to the hotel, some of the students decided to go out for a while to a local spot in the neighborhood. They did stay out too late. Even they were tired.