After a tearful goodbye in the airport I am finally in Aix! The city is so beautiful and just about everything that I imagined it would be. My host mom, Mme Hervouet, is very kind and knows a bit of English (which really helps our conversations along!).
The apartment is nice; most French apartments are quite small. I have my own bedroom and wifi so I am perfectly content here. However the shower is like the one that we had Paris, you have to sit down in the tub in order to use it. I guess I am getting over my fear of tub germs after all Allie! Also I will have to get used to the fact that the toliet is in a completly different part of the apartment from the rest of the bathroom. I was very confused before I realized this and all that I saw was a bidet!
Besides for dealing with all of these changes, I am a little homesick. On the plane ride here I was not sure why I thought I could do this, however praying really helps this! I was fine again until I went to bed. Then this afternoon I started orientation and walked around Aix. I wondered how I could ever question my decision to come here; everything is beautiful. I guess it is something I will have to deal with as it comes.