No class on Tuesday but had plenty of errands to run. So Europe seems to love passport pictures. I seriously have lost count of how many pictures I’ve needed to take for some sort of registration. To top things off I decided to forget the three extras I had at home! Currently, I need about 6 more pictures .__. and of course all by the end of this week! So off I went to find a place where I can take pictures. My roommate, Courtney, found a place and gave me instructions on how to get there, but of course I get lost. Yes, by now everyone should have noticed that I’m always getting lost! So Court tells me take a left at the bar across the street from the tram and I take a right .__. Eventually, I end up going the right way but still can’t seem to find the photo-booth she told me about. We ended up texting and calling each other for about 10min until I just ended up finding this copy store that takes pictures (one of many copy stores on the street but the only one that took pictures!) The guy at the copy store was extremely nice! He took my picture 4 times because I wasn’t satisfied with the results. No matter what the pictures still came out looking like a mug shot, guess a braid wasn’t the appropriate choice of hairstyle for the occasion.
Let me talk about the guy attending me for a bit. So I start off talking French to him. Things were going very well until I ask “Combien?” How much? He immediately asks me what language I speak? .__. I tell him English, I ask if I pronounced it correctly, and he said yes! I wanted to speak in French and he wanted to speak in English. Fail! He then proceeds to ask me a ton of questions and was nice to tell me that he “hates America” quickly I thought of how I should of said I was Dominican instead, but he laughed after his statement so I just smiled and took a deep breath! He was a very nice guy and told me to not forget about the Copy store plus the pictures were 6 pics for 6 Euros (cheaper than in the US!) Cha-Ching!
On my way home I decided to treat myself for all my walking this past week! I probably lost all types of weight (doubt it.) I stopped by the nearest “pâtisserie” bakery and bought myself an Éclair!! 😀 I ate it with some milk on the side. Oh! boy was it delish!
** Moral of my story! If you plan on traveling/studying in Europe bring your pictures with you and avoid the hassle!