Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Honeymoon and Homesickness

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.


  1. haha, tub germs, ahhh! maybe you will actually learn to LIKE the tub.

    i'm glad you didn't accidentally pee in the bidet. although it would have made this post way funnier.

    YOU CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT. be brave :-)

  2. I am really trying to like the whole tub thing, but I think that using a real shower will be one of the best perks of going home! haha

  3. don't be bringing any of those tub germs to Chez Hilton. best news of the day..that you might be joining the february flannery fun in Paris!!