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My last year of high school the "cool nerds" aka choir kids were offered to tour around Portugal for 10 days, and spend 2 more days in Paris.
We started off flying down... eight hours flys by when you're in the same plane as your best friends. Our teachers would beg to differ, however, they were babysitting around 40 students. Trip or no trip, that's alser worthy any day of the week.
First, we stopped off in Paris (very tired and jet lagged), but we managed to squeeze a few hours of Eiffel-Towering and beret shopping. After that, it was back on the dreaded plane over to Lisbon. It was all mainly sight-seeing and concerts, but the best part was when we would imprompu-perform. Ya, we were geeks (and still are), but when we sang in the middle of our hotel lobby, the hairs would stand on people's necks (in a good way). I would love to tell you more stories, but we ran by the "what happens in Portugal stays in Portugal" rule, which I intend to keep.
After that, it was another evening in Paris, eating at a restaurant called "Le Train Blu" then back on the plane home again. Even though I was a stouthy 17 year old at the time, I do recall a very handsome french boy winking at me. I wasn't allowed to wink back.. hey, my Vice Principal was right next to me.
Make fun of us choir geeks if you must, get angry at us when we crowd up your subway systems during rush hour (there's 40 of us, what do you expect), but we know how to have a good time in a foreign country. I have yet to return and have an even better time.
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