|Je suis en France!
Je suis arriveé à Lyon le 30 septembre 2007.
I have added a few photos to this post which show some of the things around Lyon and what I have been up to over the last two weeks.
In Lyon I am living with Rémy and Geneviève Bernardeau and another student Editha Andriputri. The Bernardeau's have an appartment which is located overlooking the Rhône River and it is also very close the the Alliance Française where I have been studying.
Most of the last 2 weeks I have spent at the Alliance Fraçaise d'Lyon. I attend classes from 9am to 12pm Monday - Friday. It's a lot of listening, trying to understand, asking questions and of course homework. Because we get homework everyday and because it takes me so long, I have been spending my afternoons doing the homework and trying to catch up on all the words I don't know.
I am very pleased to report that I have now successfully completed 2 weeks of study! Only 2 more to go.
In between school and doing my homework I have had some time though to see a little of Lyon.
I walk past the Prefecture most days (see photo) - I think it is like their City Council.
I attended a mass at the church at Fourviève (there is a photo of the cathedral, but only from a distance). Also on Fourviève Hill, I walked through the Théâtres Romains. These Roman ruins have been decked out with some mod-cons as they are still used today (during the summer months only) for concerts.
Rémy and Editha and I visited the weekend markets - there is a market for just about everything! I have added a good photo of Rémy and I looking at the fromage.
I am slowly eating my way through all the different types of gateaux - mmmm yum! Aren't you just drooling over the yummy gateaux in the photo?!?
As you all know I am not a bike rider so this is something I haven't tried, but I have taken a photo for all those who like bike riding. In Lyon there are Grand Lyon Velo everywhere. People can hire them from anywhere in the city using a credit card and the automated machine and then they can ride around and return them to another loction when they are finished. Just about everyone uses them - it's a very good system.