Safe arrival in France!

Phew. After some 30 hours of traveling I’m safely here in Bordeaux. I’m pretty tired so I’m not sure I’ll get much done tonight except sleep, but I wanted to let everyone know I’m here.

Mom insisted on waiting on the train platform yesterday morning in Syracuse until the train pulled away, which of course made it more emotional for both of us! But it was a sweet send-off. I’m very much surprising myself that there is no fear. Not even much nervous excitement. I’m very at peace and just doing it. So far the bus driver was very helpful with hand signals and the couple I’m staying with have been very kind and patient with me. Here is a quick photo of where I’m staying (the apartment is actually on Saint James Street, how cool!) I took a long walk around the neighborhood before ringing up. It seems like a really quaint, quiet city with a ton of history and culture. Looking forward to exploring tomorrow.

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6 comments for “Safe arrival in France!

  1. Nata
    March 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Yay!!! Go Nicoli Go!!!

  2. March 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Ohmygosh! You’re really there. How’s the knee? How’s the weather? You must have caught up with your partner by now. How’s she? Any good eats?

  3. March 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Is that a kitty litter next to you in the top pic?

  4. Holly
    March 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I’m so glad you made it safe!! Hope you got some rest and look forward to updates! Missing you! 🙂

  5. March 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    It used to be a litter box! Now it has a blanket in it for when she’s stuck out on cold nights. So funny that you noticed it!!

  6. March 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Just had confit de canard and a glass of… You guessed it, Bordeaux!

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