These last few weeks have been crazy! About 2 weeks ago, I studied a lot for fast approaching finals. Last week, I took them and got ready to say goodbye to all the friends that I had made. I am going to miss everyone! Right after finals, I had so much to do! I started my online classes in the states and had to pack for a wonderful trip! I also spent some time getting to know my roommates family. On Sunday, I got up and went to airport. At six in the morning, I was off! My first trip entirely on my own and I was headed to Paris! I was nervous but ready for the journey ahead. I got to Paris and I first visited the Arc de Triomphe, then the Sacre Coeur, and went to my hotel. After that I saw Notre Dame. It is so Loud! I got there as the bells were chiming and you can hear them for blocks between many buildings! I also went to Medici’s Fountain, Moulin Rouge, and the Effiel tower. This was also really cool! I went there 3 times. 2 during the day and one at night. I got there around 10, just in time for it to light up with twinkling lights! It was a really cool surprise! After that I also went to the Louvre to see the Pyramid all light up at night.
The next day, I went to Louvre! While I was in line I met this nice family from Canada and I spent most of my time at the museum with them. We looked at a lot of amazing art, the winged victory and a statue from Chili which is on “The Night at the Muesum”, (Dumb Dumb, give me gum gum statue). We also got to see the Mona Lisa, which I took a selfie with! A bad one, but it was hard with the crowd. She was an amazing piece of art, although it was had to get a good look at her.After that, I went to see Lady Liberty. She was bigger than I thought the one in Paris would be, and it was cool to see the Eiffel tower in the background! After spending the whole day in Paris, I left and went to the airport and headed to Porto, Portugal.
In Porto, I went to the old town, Every building was done with different shades of red, yellow, or has tile of different colors. It was beautiful! I walked around there for about 2 or 3 hours. I loved it! I also took a boat tour, and met a nice couple from Madrid, Spain. It was really cool to talk to them and realize, Wow! I can speak Spanish! I got to know them well as the boat took us along the river to see many different parts of the city. After that I went to a beautiful church. The alters and ceilings were entirely in gold. It was magnificent, unfortunately I was unable to take pictures. The last thing that I did in Porto was take the trolley to the beach and that was an experience! I was sitting there, I look out the window and see some teenage boys just hop on the side of the train! It was crazy! I look out the window and instead of holding on he is texting. I would have fallen and hurt myself if I did that! After arriving at the beach I took some pictures of the lighthouse before heading back to the airport to go back to Madrid.
Now, with only three days left, I am finally going to the Royal palace with one of my friends and get Chocolate with Churros. Then after that I am going to pack, get some last minute things, spend time with my Spanish family and leave Saturday for the states. I cannot wait to see everyone!