well caroline and i finally got into paris after thirty-odd hours of travel which included two buses, three planes, a train, and three continents. the first thing i noticed is the air. its one of the oldest cities in the world and it smells just like the clouds. i was very nervous to try to speak my high school french so i let caroline do most of the talking which left me time to focus on eating as much bread and cheese and sweets as possible. we were there for a little over a week but when i think back on it everything is jumbled like we were in a rush.