So I am already completely addicted to the coffee in France. I often have 2 cups of cafe au lait at breakfast and then at least one expresso at Le Foyer during the afternoon. The best part of the day is sitting at Le Foyer in the middle of the afternoon just doing homework. Plus this gives you a great view to do some people watching...which I love. It is getting warmer in the afternoons so now you can sit outside without freezing! As a student traveller with a large group of Americans it is not uncommon to be stared down while walking down the stree. If you travel in a group larger than five you are a walking tourist attraction. Maybe it is the North Face fleece jackets or the New Balance sneakers that seem to give it all awy! or maybe it is that we tend to actually wear color, while the French tend to stick to black and brown with a small accent. I've discovered that the only way to blend is to walk by yourself and just pretend that ypu speak the language and know where you are going. Carry your own shopping bag, because those that don't are clearly out of towners. All the locals carry their own and the old ladies tend to all drag shopping carts that also act as a dog tote:) This is the kind of stuff I am learning...It is better to blend in if you want to get a true feel of the city.