I finally made it to Paris! Sunday afternoon I boarded a 7-hour flight to Iceland, then took a 3-hour flight to Paris where I was picked up by CEA staff members with fabulous French accents.
The drive into Paris from the Charles de Gaulle Airport was wonderful. Driving on the freeway and into the outskirts of Paris, I still felt like I was in America; nothing looked Parisian! I even saw a hotel called "Pullman Hotel". What is so amazing about this city is with one right-hand turn the modern buildings give way to the classic Parisian style so quickly.
Here are some pictures of my adorable little apartment:
View from my bedroom