People think I’m crazy for waking up at such a ridiculous hour every day. And I agree. When you’re working from 9am to 5pm during the week, followed by 3 hours of classes each night, sleep is more valuable than a Chanel handbag from the Champs Elysees. However... with only 6 weeks to explore this incredible city, and with the sun waking me up in my dorm room at College Franco Britannique, a morning out in the lavish gardens of the Cite Universite Campus is the best start to the day. Sometimes we run. Other times we rent bicycles for 1.87 euros from the Velib station just outside. And somehow, we still have time to shower, suit up, have a quick breakfast and trek it to work, arriving just on time. A fresh summer breeze to wake you up, cycling between rows of ancient trees, and watching the sunrise over historical residential colleges – 7am doesn’t seem so crazy after all.
Author: Gloy Tuchinda, current student at the University of Sydney Business School