I made it France -- I'll be here for a month studying French. As soon as I arrived, I loved coming into a European country, where signs were plentiful and public transportation from Nice Airport to downtown Nice was really so simple.
I took the bus from the airport to downtown, and then walked to a youth hostel, which has been a really lovely and pleasant experience so far. I admit that Nice is so beautiful -- it reminds me a lot of Tunisia actually. I can see the parallels in climate and geography -- both are located right on the Mediterranean.
Even more telling was that when I was on the bus, I overheard my bus driver speaking Moroccan Arabic on the phone, and two young people next to me speaking Tunisian Arabic. I felt right at home -- and yet at the same time, thought to myself -- how am I ever going to learn French if there is so much Arabic here? (Joking!)