Monday, June 10, 2013

Travel Day to Brussels - June 9

The day arrived where we finally had to leave Paris.  It was a bit of a challenge to get 30 people showered, packed, and ready on time but kudos to everyone for making that happen.  We were sorted out in pairs based on our instructors since our group was too large to walk individually throughout the sidewalks, metro, and finally to the train station.  

The train from Paris to Brussels lasted about an hour and a half and all of us really enjoyed it.  I'm utterly convinced the U.S. needs to build a high speed rail.  The benefits include an increase in jobs, provide cheaper alternatives to flying, reduce demand in oil due to less driving, and increase our GDP while improving our overall infrastructure.

Once we got to the hostel, we had some down time and most of us took a nap.  Many of us did not get quality sleep while in Paris.  With so much to do, we were eager to explore and were persistent to get as much done as possible in a trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives.