Friday, 11 June 2010

Wednesdsay 9th June

Bon jour mon amies,

I write to you as the world cup fever is at a pitch and its and hour away from commencing here. The French are passionate about their football. They actually have a call similar to our AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE.

On Wednesday after class (Ugh!) we went to the Fabre museum. It is an art gallery/museum and the three of us enjoyed it so much we spent all day there. I got home (HOME!!????) at 6pm. By 7.30 I was at the OPERA!!! Can you believe it? There is an opera house 2 minutes from where I am staying. It was having its final performance of La Traviata before closing down for a year. Its a beautiful ancient building full of (sorry about this) huge marble staircases and statues, painted ceilings and enormous gigantic chandeliers! In the confusion of conversation with Madame Francene and Monsieur Paul whom I thought were coming to the opera with us we discovered they were not. Didn't matter, Josh and I managed to get tickets at the last minute and were guided to the 6th level, so high up (probably where the poor were crammed in the old days....things haven't changed) it was so hot as there was no air-conditioning and we were crammed in like sardines. But the tickets were only 23 E each and we thoroughly enjoyed the night. I have learnt so much more than just the language with this trip.

love Ros, Kate and Kim xxx

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