Paris Trip - Day One
The Eiffel Tower.
It is a gorgeous tall building and very appealing to look at. Walking down towards it is very scenic and a route which I advise everyone to take. The green grass, the clear blue skies, the people selling little gifts to buy for people back home. It really is a very calm experience to walk towards the tower.
The Paris trip was a long anticipated journey, which all its participants were looking forward too. The night before the trip the people going on this voyage were: Adil, Loose, Sanny, Jenny, David and, me, Zainab. The trip aim was to find out more information about Muslim Soldiers while in Paris, how much impact these soldiers had and keeping our eye out on any interesting pieces of information that we did not find out back in the United Kingdom.
Paris Trip – Day Two
The first morning in Paris was a beautiful experience. After a very late night of pizza fueled research, waking up to the serene view of sunshine filling the room was a warm welcome. Our next stop was the Bayeux Cemetery which was actually a British cemetery. Before entering, we went to the Bayeux museum which was part of the cemetery first. We headed for the help desk first for information, but lack of communication and barrier of language came in our way. But, we did manage to discover that there were no Muslim graves so when we did enter the cemetery we were all disheartened. What was the point of our journey to Paris for if we couldn’t even come across one grave that acknowledges a Muslim war hero?
However, to our biggest surprise and astonishment, while we were wondering around the cemetery we came across two Muslim graves. It was here where a sense of accomplishment came. This is why we came to Paris. We came to see the impact Muslim soldiers had in the war.
Paris Trip – Day Three
The next morning came sooner then we realized. With a plan already formed in our minds me, Jen and David visited the small cafe for breakfast again. Quickly filling ourselves up with coffee and croissants we were debriefed on our assignments by Adil.
After a little bit of research, we quickly hit the Metro to go to our first destination. Today’s weather was relentless, the rain had no mercy. However, this would not stop us filming at our first location. We managed to find a little cover from the rain underneath a building. Jen and I decided to do a bit of filming on the camera about the history of the area. It was a really great experience to film all the camera angles however it would have been a lot more fun without the rain!
Paris Trip – Day Four
It was time to head back home. Paris would be missed sorely by each and every one of us. The trip had been really great experience as we learnt more about Muslim heroes then we had previously known. The morning started with going back to our favorited café and buying what would be our last breakfast. We all brought a big crème cake for breakfast, determine to junk out since it would be our last time at the café. After grabbing the food, time was limited. The next morning we had to leave early to make sure we made it to the airport on time which was an hour away. We also had to make sure the car was returned with a full tank, so a quick stop to the petrol station was imminent. I was nervous so I shouted out “full gas to the renters!!!”, which was greeted with a strange look, but I knew what I meant........