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Jul 14, 2018 - Paris—End of Week

On Thursday Pastor Chai arranged to take us on a road trip to the little town of Noyon. Apparently, in the 10th Century, Noyon was a larger city than Paris boasting a much larger Cathedral with a much more important Bishop. Today, it feels like a sleepy town with a few interesting sites to keep tourists making a stop along their way. For us, Noyon was simply the birthplace of John Calvin, probably the most significant French Reformer, barely escaping the massacre of Protestants in Paris and fleeing to Strausburg, then onto Geneva,...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Paris. Again

On Wednesday, Pastor Choi took us to meet a couple that are here in Paris with the IMB. They serve to support Baptist ministers who are here. We had a great lunch with them. Kind of fun to talk American. Afterward, we went to see the Pompidue Center. It is a bizarre cultural center designed by an Italian Archetect who apparently thought French people belong in hampster tubes. It was closed. We went to an ancient church called the St. Germaine Church. Apparently, the priest here were slightly more open to the budding French Reformation....

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Jul 11, 2018 - Paris—ATI Class

On Sunday, David and I got on the road early. The drive back to CDG airport was uneventful. We turned the car in. Unfortunately, I had 10 days to throw stuff in every conceivable corner of the car. I had never taken my suitcase out of the car, figuring I was never going to be any place long enough for it to matter. So, I had dirty clothes thrown all over the boot. David was kind enough not to laugh outloud at me as I pulled all my junk into the Hertz parking lot to get it repacked for the short subway ride into town. We found the...

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Jul 10, 2018 - Day 6: June 23, 2018

Day 6 of the trip was scheduled for “free time on your own,” so it became a “choose your own adventure” day! The morning certainly started off with a mini-adventure as I attempted to access my few years of high school French to help me navigate into Paris. The train station closest to our hotel was closed for the weekend as part of the Paris train strike, so I learned how to navigate the Paris bus, train, and metro systems that morning in order to meet back with my parents and aunties for our day of museum touring! Before any touring could...

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Jul 6, 2018 - Day 5: June 22, 2018

Today was the day that we would give our first of two concerts in Notre Dame Cathedral!! The entire choir took this concert very seriously and we all had to work through various emotions of awe, nervousness, excitement, overwhelm, etc. Thankfully we had time to rehearse in the space prior to the concert itself! After a lovely breakfast provided by the hotel, we boarded our coach bus for Notre Dame. Paris traffic makes Denver traffic look like a picnic, so we planned lots of travel time into our morning. When we unloaded, we went to a...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Day 39-41- Homeward bound

While the car was fueled and prepared for return, Kaye was still apprehensive of the time needed to drive the 5 km to the Hertz drop point so we left the hotel just after 0830 hrs. CDG is still the most frustrating airport in the world and after quite a few loops and a visit to a carpark we made it to the terminal and cleared the car without further problem. It’s a pity pickups aren’t as efficient. A crowded airport, a very slow shuttle service between T1 and T2 and an unattended bag left at security added to the slow clearance process. We...

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Jun 27, 2018 - Day 38 - Tour Monash Centre/Chantilly

We awoke at 0800hrs in a better mood but determined to clear the Ibis as soon as we could which was 0845 hrs after a quick shower. We took the shuttle train from Orly Sud to Orly Ouest to pickup our rental from Hertz. Hoping to beat the slow queues of these rental companies we were at the desk at 0915 hrs. Unfortunately, we had booked the car by voucher for 1000hrs and by contract we could not complete until the paid monies were transferred to Hertz at 1000 hrs. Thankfully, the first attendant I approached was more response at 1000hrs and...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Day 37 - Lisbon’s/Fly to Paris

A 0630 hr rise for a final breakfast at 0815 hrs and we were off to Lisbon at 0850 hrs. Having refueled at the airport roundabout we returned the car to Avis and deposited our bags in the airports baggage storage room. To explore the inner area of Lisbon we took the red line metro to Alameda, changing to the green line and exiting at Baia Chiado. We wandered the streets note a number of unique older stores with distinctive decorations; they appeared to be unique to Portugal. We explored the water front around the statue of Don Jose 1 and...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Paris - our last full day in Paris

Today we explored more of Paris on foot being able to walk from our apartment to the famous shopping centre "Galeries Lafayette". Several connected buildings with about 7 stories of mainly high end designer fashion goods. We finished the day with a lovely meal at a restaurant just around the corner " Rouge Bis". All very nice for our last day in Paris. Tomorrow we pick up our car for the next part of our adventure.

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Jun 19, 2018 - Paris - day 5

Our trip to Versailles didn't turn out the way we expected. Firstly, one of the trains we were supposed to catch was cancelled because someone had left an unattended package or bag which had to be attended to (we understand it turned out to be nothing serious). We were redirected to another train line which caused some confusion as we tried to link up with another train heading towards Versailles. We eventually got there only to find that the palace was closed for the day due to industrial action. We had bought tickets on line before...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Last Tango in Paris

Monday, June 18, 2018 Paris We were greeted by a drizzly light rain and so decided on breakfast at the restaurant next door. For our morning activity we chose to visit the Arc de Triomphe and surrounding area. The metro was again our mode of transportation and it even got a bit easier to find our way around in the underground world of stairs, trains, crowds of people and many levels! It was dry by the time we got to the Arc de Triomphe: we admired the structure and decided against going up in it. We were amazed at how the traffic flows and...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Paris - day 4

Scattered showers were forecast for today so decided to spend the whole day at The Louvre. What a wonderful museum this is. You need a few days to really do it justice. Unfortunately there are too many tourists in Paris at the moment and it seems we all want to see Mona Lisa. The crowds made it difficult to really enjoy some of the more popular exhibits but regardless, we saw some great works of art. Would love to spend more time there. Really enjoying Paris - a beautiful city and so easy to get around on the Metro. Tomorrow we are off to...

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