Euro Trip Part 2 (Paris to the South)

February 9th, 2015 | Uncategorized

In Paris, we did everything from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower to Musee d’Orsay, and along the way we did see a famous French mime. We even indulged in a rather sophisticated wine and cheese night in our Rooftop Suit, or that is how we choose to portray it (it was done on a budget!).


Kara and I met up with my fellow Victory scholar Jonathan to celebrate the New Year. We lacked any real plan, but we thought it would be cool to ring in the New Year by the Eiffel Tour, and apparently a lot of other people had that same idea. We found a nice spot on the bank of the Seine where we hung out until 4 am.


The next morning, we were off to the South of France, where we visited both Montpellier and Marseille. In honor of my mother’s study abroad experience, we indulged in an excessive number of pastries at various cafes.


The struggle was real when it came to communicating with some people in the South, including our one AirBnB hostess. She was a sweet old lady and would try to ask us questions or given directions, but the best we could do was smile and nod as we walked away even more confused. But she did manage to instruct Kara on how to sow her button back on her coat successfully! Also during our time in the South of France, we were told “Bonne Annee” (Happy New Year) by countless people we met.  I was surprised to learn that they say happy New Year throughout the entire month of January.


Victory Scholar: Ryan Ansel

Present University: Ulster University

Alma Mater: Davidson College

Conference: Atlantic 10


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