By: Kai’olu DeFries
3h – Roosters begin to crow.
4h – Les travaux (road construction) ends.
4h30 – Daily traffic begins.
5h30 – Sunrise.
6h – Alarm goes off.
6h30 – Breakfast.
7h30 – Walk to Horizons Francophones (the French language school) in hot sun.
7h45 – Arrive at Horizons Francophones.
8h15 – Class starts
10h – Class ends. Take advantage of AC and Wifi before heading to UPF (the university).
10h15 – Walk to bus stop near the market.
10h45 – If we’re lucky, the bus will come in at least half an hour. But a typical bus wait is longer than an hour.
11h – Lunch at the “Restaurant” at UPF. Try to take advantage of the Wifi, but more often than not things take forever to load.
12h – UPF class begins.
13h – UPF class ends. Program director Jan’s class begins.
14h30-15h – Jan’s class ends.
15h – If the bus comes before everyone gets out of class we can make it on. If not, we wait another 30 minutes to an hour for the next bus.
16h – Down time back at the foyer. Handwash and hang dry laundry.
18h30 – Start dinner. Likely meals: chili, pasta, lentils, or fish. We save the roulottes (food trucks) for Fridays.
20h – Clean up and head upstairs. Les travaux begins outside the foyer.
20h30 – Shower.
21h – Bedtime.