Sara's Impressions from France

Sara's Impressions from France


by Sara Komoda


Today (June 27) my fourth day in Bordeaux, I got to go to a French supermarket  (Centre Commercial Mérignac Soleil) with Maëlle and Nathalie which was a lot bigger than I imagined they would be. I don't know if it was just this one in particular but it was split into two sections, one for clothing stores and the other for food, which was huge. My favorite part was looking at the pastry section and all the candy and bonbons and other bread they have. I had to make a huge list of things to buy and bring home, so I hope they fit in my suitcase. They have a lot of Haribo candies and different kinds of cookies/crackers, I wish I had time to try all of it because it all looks so good.  We also went to 'Biocoop', a store that sells organic foods and smells like LifeSource in Salem. 

Today at dinner where we ate a weird French version of tater tots or something, we talked about our (Maëlle and my) day trip tomorrow to Lacanau for a birthday party, and Phillipe wanted to make sure that Maëlle pronounced the 'beach' as it is, and not like the curse word in English. When you ask "Where is the beach?" It's not "where is the bi***".

It was really funny because later he told me that maybe there I could buy a "dress for beach" and I couldn't stop laughing. It's funny how they pronounce things in English, like Maëlle asked how you would order a beer instead of a bear, because the way the pronounce them in English, they're the same. So they decided they could just say "ours" instead because that's the word for bear in French. It's 12:14 a.m and I have to wake up at 7:15 so bonne nuit!