Today is the last full day of our adventure. We have seen so many monuments of history and culture. Today being Sunday, there was a lot of foot traffic on the streets. People walking to work, the local boulangerie, a café, or the markets.
Today we left Tours by bus and traveled to Chartres Cathedral. This is the first day it has rained. We have been fortunate to have good weather during our tour. Our guide told us it rains here approximately 200 days each year!
We traveled to Carnac today. At Brittany, our guide Awen helped us understand the history of the megaliths. Students made a circle around one of the largest stones, which weighs 30 tons.
Today we went to Saint-Michel in Normandy France. We learned many history facts about this place. We found out that about eight people are left living on the island. They mostly maintain the grounds. Another interesting fact about the grounds is that “high” tide is really only during a new moon and a full moon. So the water doesn’t get that high until then.
We spent yesterday learning how to make eclairs, Paris-Brest, and some other puff pastries.
This week CCV Now will share updates from the spring study abroad class, the Power of Food, as they journey through France. The class arrived in Paris on Saturday.
When Stacy Garciadealba was getting ready to graduate from high school, she traveled from her hometown of Grafton to tour colleges all along the East Coast. She left every visit feeling that “this isn’t for me.” She was the oldest in her family, the first child to go through the college process—“I called myself ‘the trial child,’” she said—and she’d be paying her own way.
You can tell a native New Yorker from a non-native by how aware they choose to be of their presence on the subway. They sleep, ensured by their city-formed adaptation to waking up just before their stop. They read books. Before cell phones, newspapers were likely a popular form of dissociating.
There are many different ethnicities around the world, and New York City is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States. Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Today we visited the most diverse borough in New York: Queens.
Here are the photos taken during our time visiting the Lower East Side and the Brooklyn Bridge. First we took a tour inside the Tenement Museum, and then we walked around the Lower East Side.