Street performers…

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There are many musicians out in Paris. It’s like having a soundtrack follow me on my way to school and on the way back….

At the Chatelet Metro station, I can find a jam session next to the Relay newspaper stand. According to one Medill student, these performers need a license to play inside the station.

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The acoustics are awesome inside the Metro walls. It haunts me as I walk off the train. It’s a plesant surprise to hear the music grow louder as I near the exit. Many times, Metro travelers will pause for a bit to watch. I’m not sure it they’re tourists or not.

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dejuner

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We end up going out for lunch and making dinner at home. We found some tasty spots in our neighborhood….

like Moroccan cusine…
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a natural high…

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We found this cute place by Les Halles….off the Boulevard de Sebastpol.

Tasty kafta sandwiches…my new favorite fast food…Last night, we found a Lebanese stand that sold kafta to go. Yummy.

We also had some hookah loving – 7 Euros for the hit….and it lasted a few hours. My first hookah.

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Normandy trip

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We visited the American cemetery and Utah Beach. More than 20,000 American soliders died on D-Day – when the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Suzelle summed it up best – it’s incredible to have these battlegrounds preserved – the German bunks and the craters. She pointed out that we don’t have anything like Normandy in the US because we never had a war of this mass level of destruction.

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