So, I’ve gotten more or less settled in Lyon now. I lucked out & found a place in Croix-Rousse, which is a really nice neighbourhood in Lyon. It’s a “colocation”, basically meaning I have roommates. It’s a little one bedroom apartment on the first floor so I don’t really have a room of my own. There’s a mezzanine tucked into an alcove & my bed is on that & then there’s another bed underneath. Karine has her room & then there’s a living room & a kitchen, bathroom…all that good stuff. So it’s small, but cute & really close to the centreville, so it’s really convenient. Plus, it’s only 300 euros a month, everything included…so it’s a pretty good deal.
week & then she’s going home. So Karine & I went & met a new girl who’s going to move in Nov 4. She’s a german exchange student. Her name’s Jeanine & she’s 25 & she has pretty bad French. She seems kind of lost here, but she’s really nice & kind of amusing. I don’t know how she gets by in her courses though because French profs just talk at you & you have to scribble notes as quickly as humanly possible before they move on to the next thing & she had to ask Karine & I to repeat most everything we said. Hopefully she makes some French friends & call photocopy their notes or something. haha.
Yesterday, Karine & I went shopping & I gave in & bought myself some boots. I’m starting to realize that I really left 85% of my wardrobe at home & really don’t have much to wear…woops. At least I didn’t struggle with my luggage in the trains…They are NOT made for suitcases. Hopefully this week I’ll have an interview with Starbucks…otherwise it’ll be time to start looking for a job somewhere else. It’s been nice just kind of relaxing the last 2 weeks & getting to know Lyon, but I’m not very good at the whole sitting around doing not much of anything. I like to be busy…so I’m really looking forward to working.