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I spent a night in Cherbourg because that was where my ferry to Ireland left from. I had been warned that it was a dying industrial port city- but I hadn't seen one of those on my travels yet, so I figured, why not? And yes, it is true that there are lots of boarded up store fronts, two mcdonalds within blocks of each other, and a slightly …
... Those gestures were very very nice and very much appreciated. However, what meant the most to me was that they were there. They were open. They were caring. They were smiling and warm. Perhaps it's because we're a bunch of foreigners, so we've been forced to bond quickly, forced to fill the basic human instinct of creating some sort of family unit: but I feel like this small group of friends I've made are my family here. After four months, I'm already as close to many of them as I ...
... raising me by yourself, while going through and dealing with a divorce, but never letting the standards slip, always holding me to expectations, teaching me to try to be selfless, respectful, and self-motivated. It can't have been easy. Thank you for pushing me, and for always expecting more of me than I expected from myself.To my family: thank you for helping him. Thank you for helping us. Thank you all for making me, well, me.
... fight between the girls is over, or to indicate that we’re finished doing whatever we’re doing.
C'est pas gentil. –That’s not nice.
Merci! – Thank you.
De Rien! - You are welcome.
Si te plait/Si vous plait – If you (informal) please/If you (formal) please. Si te plait is used with the girls/family/friends. Si vous plait is used with ...
... are boats coming and going, ferries departing for the UK, French school children taking sailing lessons. Each boat is unique and has its own bit of charm, and the boats docked in the harbor change daily. It's simply fascinating. You could go there every day and never see the same thing.
I'm thankful that one of my friends here showed me the harbor the first time we met. It's a little ...