on the last day of the month, i feel it would be appropriate to announce what i was doing at the start of 2010: i was in paris!

i left switzerland the morning of the 1st and took a train to paris, where i was until the 5th, when i took an overnight bus to london. i went by myself *gasp* which was lovely. i finally am a confident traveller, i can speak the language, and i was sick and in need of some recuperation time.

on my first day, i checked into my single hotel room (which i booked for safety/peace of mind and to treat myself), explored, and walked up to the basilique du sacré-cœur (seen in the background of the picture), where my caricature was drawn. it was so refreshing to understand and be able to communicate. i felt very independent.

more to come.