Hotel de L'Institut
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Service and room were very good. Restaurant also very reccomandable.
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... by our French Professor, Djaouida Hamdani (pronounced Jow-oo-da).
When I was in France, one called a professor Madame, Mademoiselle, or Monsieur. Not so in Canada. Using those titles is overly formal, and students call their professors by their first name here. Also, in France, it was impolite to enter a shop without greeting the shopkeeper with a "Bonjour, Madame!" Here, people chuckle when you do that.
Djouda is a Caucasian woman ...
... we actually had a missed approach first; I never would have known, to be honest, 'cause we couldn't see a thing. At any rate, we landed safe, sound and in one piece, so it's all good.
It was just after 7 when the plane touched down. We spent another 20 minutes waiting for a gate. And, once inside the terminal and through customs, it took another 45 minutes for the luggage to start arriving on the carousel. It was almost 9am by the time I made it onto the airport ...
... that I had felt isolated. Whatever it was, however, did not last long as by morning I remembered I was in New York and had plenty of exploring to do. It also helped that the sun was out and it was warm, have I mentioned what a bad winter Newfoundland had this year?
Anyway, I quickly found the way out of my rut and got out exploring the city. I spent the saturday exploring Central Park, Madison Square Garden and enjoying the view from the top of the ...
... 100% monitoring. French is the main language and once in the Old Town, the plaques are all in French. I wished that I had studies more in my one year of high school French. The people are fiercely French and if a British statue is put up, a French statue or park will be across from it. When the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont hotel was put up, there was rioting and burning of "puppets" in front of it. The city responded by building ...
... rather nice! Had a quick shower and then did some shopping at a local supermarket which I mow know is a bit expensive. Bought loads of veg and some soy sauce and made a stir fry for tea which was well needed. Spoke a lot with the girls, can tell I'm tired as I can't concentrate too much on the French! Drank tea without milk for the first time - not bad. Currently sitting in the living room watching youtube videos of funny French accents. Loving it ...