We are now in Paris, as of Saturday morning. The train ride and arrival was a bit of a whirlwind because it was in the morning and then we had to go to the hostel and then back to the metro so that our guide, Claude, could show us where our university restaurant is. Let me tell you, traveling with ~23 people in the Paris metro is not fun.

In any case, we went to the resto-u and had lunch, after which I went to the Catacombs with some people. It’s really intense.

After waiting in line and paying the under 25 price of €4, we went down a lot of stairs, walked through underground tunnels and eventually arrived at the bones. The are all set up in different formations. It’s kind of creepy to think about because people had to set this up and dig the tunnels and stuff. At one point, for a while, it was raining on us underground. Gross.


in the catacombs
One of the tunnels we passed through on the way to the bones.
The sign above the entrance way to the bone sections, translated: "Stop! Here is the empire of the dead!"

skulls arranged in a heart.
Skulls in the shape of a heart.

"Every mortal appears, disappears without return; but through images makes a living memory, And there is the reward and right of glory." - roughly translated

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