The Girl learned how to order croissants and grande crème in French after hearing her parents say it so much, and was very proud of herself. (“Deux croissants et deux grande crème, s’il vous plaît!”) Little Turtle is just hoping nobody mistakes him for a pastry!


The Girl arrived at the airport 45 minutes before the bag check counter opens. Oops! She didn’t need to wake her roommate as early as she did – sorry, Roomie! Oh well, she’ll have a lemon-and-cheese croissant and some apple juice while she waits. The Girl has discovered that strangers are less likely to talk to her during her travels if she reads about infectious diseases and therefore may respond to said strangers with information about, for example, cholera.