sorry for such sporadic posts and terrible spelling. since i last wrote i spent some time in paris at a flat all to myself, a few days in switzerland and a week on a roadtrip/camping trip with some new friends i met in gryon. we went hiking and swimming and picnicing in the mountains, the black forest, and in some really beautiful parks. it was so much fun and exactly the kind of traveling i needed at this point in my trip. that said, i will be back in the states sooner than i can believe! i am anxious to see all of you and to hear how life has been in the states the past three months.