Since today was my day to be correspondent I knew that I had to make today memorable. It began with a group of us venturing to Marché des Enfants Rouges. Anna, Alyssa, and a few others from my group decided that since we were so hungry we’d wait online for some of the most delicious sandwiches that we’d ever had. The wait was over an hour long but completely worth it. After the food in the market we went overt to a local park to rest and watch as a choir group spoke about Gay Pride and the Orlando tragedy, I felt so sad, this try of hate crime can not be tolerated. It was uplifting to hear the opinions of older gay men, it was something, I, a young gay man needed to hear. So that I would not lose hope in this world. So that I would not lose hope in my community.
It was one of the most delicious sandwiches that I’ve ever had in my life.
After devouring this sandwiches, we decided to walk over to a local park to sit and rest.
While resting, I saw that a local group was giving a performing a peace rally for Gay Pride and speaking about the tragedy that happened in Orlando. It was such a sad day in history, and such a violent attack on my people. All I could do was watch and hope their words of wisdom could echo through my mind. Such a hate crime should have never happened, but all we can do now is heal .
After the rally, are group decided to venture off and look for a local coffee shop. We found Foundation Coffee and sat there for over a half and hour just admiring the area and conversing on sensitive topics that were happening in the USA.
I was still saddened by the tragedy within Orlando, but thankfully Alyssa was there to keep my mind off of it. I would be doing nothing if she was not here with me. Such an honest and straight up friend does not come along in eery lifetime. I am so grateful that we’ve found each other. I do not know what this trip would be like without her.
After coffee, Alyssa told us of a giant department store that we needed to check out. And as usual we marched are way through the rain to find it.
However, for us, It is all about the pastry’s that we can get are hands on.
Altogether, I have to say that I enjoyed my last weekend in this country. Each day we venture out into this giant country to try new things and experience new flavours and seeing new artwork every day. I am so happy that I got the chance to come along.