Discovering Paris – Final Logbook

Paris is a beautiful city. I was amazed at its historical beauty.

I traveled to Paris not long ago. I always wanted to go to Paris. I have seen pictures of its landmarks like the Eiffel Tower many times. I expected it to be beautiful. Paris was more than what I expected.

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TRAVEL NEWS

Local Time:  12:00p.m.         

Time Zone:  Central European Time

UTC+01:00

Location (Latitude, Longitude): 48.8584° N, 2.2946° E

How far did I travel this week? Paris is 213 miles from London.

How far have I traveled on your journey so far? The furthest I have traveled this semester was to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is 221 miles away from London.

How did I get around this week?  I traveled to Paris by train. My train ride was three hours long.        

What was the most interesting place I visited this week? The Eiffel Tower was the most interesting thing I saw in Paris. I paid to go to the top of the tower. The line to go to the top of the tower was pretty long. I have been told that sometimes the wait can be up to three hours long. I only waited for thirty minutes. Once I got to the front of the line, I was taken to an elevator. The elevator went pretty slowly. I was able to capture some beautiful pictures on the first elevator. The elevator was tiny. Only six people could fit in each elevator.

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The first elevator took me half way up the tower. I was able to walk around the level. I saw the city from a different view. I was so far up that everything looked so tiny. Even tall buildings seemed small in comparison to the tower. Cars looked like little blocks moving along the streets. I could barely see people. They looked like little dots moving slowly on the sidewalks.

I took a second elevator up to the very top of the tower. When I got off of the elevator I was taken back by the beauty of the view. It was raining on and off all day while I was in Paris. When I reached the very top, I saw dark clouds covering the city. It looked as though it would rain any second. Then I spotted a beautiful rainbow. I have never seen a more beautiful rainbow. I have never seen a rainbow from such a high perspective before. I quickly began to take pictures of the amazing view.

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I walked around the tower multiple times, staring at the city below. I was truly amazed. I thought it would be beautiful but it exceeded all of my expectations. I could stand up there all day long. I encourage everyone to go there one day.

Other travel news: I had the opportunity to travel to Paris and explore the city. The city is more beautiful than I ever imagined. The history of the city is so obvious. Walking the streets seemed unreal.

NATURE NEWS

Weather Tally (enter the # of days for each weather type):

It was cloudy and fifty degrees when I went.

What is the air temperature right now?  It was between 50 and 65 degrees when I was in Paris.

How was the weather this week?      It kept raining on and off the day I went to Paris. Luckily, it rained when we were indoors. We were still able to enjoy our day in Paris.

What animals did I see this week?   The only animals I saw were pigeons. Pigeons walk the streets of Paris much like the streets of New York City.

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?    The coolest thing I saw were the many gardens in Paris. The gardens are beautiful.

OUR NEWS

What languages are spoken here?  French is the primary language spoken in France. Some people speak English fluently. There are people from all over the world in Paris. Many languages are spoken there.

What type of money is used here? The euro is the currency used in Paris.

How much does a bottle of water cost?   A bottle of water costs about three US dollars.

What was the best meal this week?   The best meal I had in Paris was ice cream. The ice cream there is tasty. It is much smoother than the ice cream we are used to in America.

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