I've been here for about two weeks now. I still need to start taking some photos with film, but it's all been lovely and gritty and interesting and a little scary without any kind of support system. That's okay. I'm already making new pals and live in a great (cheap!) apartment in a really nice neighbourhood. I think I want to try to study French in May if I can (if not, the job-hunting begins!)
It snowed in my first couple of days here, and then about two days ago. The weather here is kind of insane and not Vancouver-y at all. I also bought some of my favourites (in French) to read, but I don't think my level is quite good enough for that yet. C'est la vie!
This city has some beautiful old architecture and feels very European. However, it also has lots of graffiti, lots of industrial landscapes, lots of everything really. I like it here.