Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our first day in Bures-sur-Yvette

For the next six months, my family and I will be staying in the tinyish town of Bures-sur-Yvette translated (Bures on Yvette), in France, about 40 minutes from the center of Paris. Yvette is a river that goes through Bures and other towns and cities outside Paris. There is a town right next to Bures that has a very similar name. Gif-sur-Yvette (Gif on yvette). We are lucky. The RER B, the commuter rail line can go to the city as well as to the airports Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, and a smaller airport called Orly. On the first day nothing exiting happened. We landed in Paris, took a taxi to our apartment, and unpacked. The second day was more interesting. We went to the market, which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays and bought some food. One gross thing I saw at the meat place was a whole dead baby pig for sale. We obviously did not buy it. But they had good stuff too, like candy and chevre, fish and vegetables. In the afternoon, we took a taxi to the gigantic shopping center in Les Ulis. There, we went to a huge store called Carrefour to buy more food and other things we needed. To get home we took a bus to Orsay and took the RER to Bures and walked home.  

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