WATCH IN 720p! ALSO open the description for some fun stuff!
This summer, I was blessed to visit France for two weeks with some of my best friends as part of my school's French cultural exchange. These two weeks were honestly the best two weeks of my life; visiting Paris has always been my dream, and doing it with some of the friends I love the most made it ten thousand times better. That being said, I have a lot of people to thank for making this trip (and, thus, this video) possible:
To my mom and dad - thanks so much for actually LETTING me go all the way to France. I appreciate it so much and I love you two more than I love pepperoni pizza and pho COMBINED, which you both know is a lot. Salamat po♥
To Clémence - Ahhh my French sister. You made these two weeks so enjoyable for me. Thank you for being the best correspondent I could ever ask for. Please extend my thanks to your family for being so welcoming and allowing me to stay with you for the duration of the two weeks. I love you so much and I can't wait to see you--hopefully next year!
To Ms. Schroeder, Mr. Henriquez, and Mr. Shelley - Thanks for chaperoning the trip. I know taking care of 11 kids is really hard, but you guys did it--and in a foreign country, too!
To Liam, Monique, John, Alexis, Alejandra, Aaron, Chiara, Alyssa, Ijeoma, and Taylor - Thanks for being the best group of people I could ever ask to travel with. You guys are no longer my friends, but my family as well. I've got toooo much love for y'all. Squad up over the summer ok?
To all the friends I made in France: Thank you for being so welcoming to me and the other Americans. I won't forget all the memories we made together. The list of all your names is too long, but you guys are part of the reason why this trip has been so unforgettable.
The song used in this vlog is not mine.
Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean on (Kirmaan Aboobaker Remix). Support the artists and buy this brilliant track on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lean-on-kirmaan-aboobaker/id1001677266
PLACES N THINGS -- désolée if i missed anything!
SFO to CDG airport | Charenton with Clém, Camille, and Audrey | Ice cream on the Seine | Falafels, shopping, and crepes in Marais | Climbing the Tour Eiffel + picnic lunch! | Des Invalides | Esplanade de la Défense | Arc de Triomphe -- the King and Queen of Spain were there! | Champs-Élysées | The Louvre | Cour d'Honneur (Palais Royal) | Stravinsky Fountain | Normandy -- Arromanches, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, American Cemetary | Thé a la menthe at Grande Mosquée de Paris | Roman Arena in Paris -- Les Arènes de Lutèce | Jardin du Luxembourg | Sacré-Cœur | Montmartre | Catacombs | Notre Dame | Chillin on the Seine | Love lock bridge | More chillin on the Seine, except this time we had ice cream from Berthillon | Musée d'Orsay | The boulangerie next to the Liberté metro stop, where I'd buy a beignet du pomme or a pain au chocolat every single morning | Printemps | HELLO MY FRIEND! (He's named Mathieu) | Palais Garnier | Leaving France sadness with Aaron | CDG to SFO airport