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Nov 25, 2004 - Paris Highlights

Friday 26th - Today has been a blast... - took in the pergeot concept car showroom(pics coming over weekend)... the girls were thrilled to stand outside in disgust for 30 mins whilst i took in the future of mans best friend. - met the cirrculation police on the arc de triumph who really should be called the direction police as every man on his scooter in paris does not seem to know where they are going and need directions... thus they stop in the middle of traffic and summond the police to tell them where to go whilst the rest of the...

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Nov 21, 2004 - A word to my sponsors...

This sounds like a cool way to keep in touch with each other....If you start getting spam - very sorry.... Checking into a hostel close to the Moulin Rouge - might come in handy if the whole job search doesn't pan out... Should've gotten in shape earlier! Mom and Dad... thank-you for introducing us to the addictive world of travel and international intrigue... Steph... thanks for the Lonely Planet guide, could be used as a small tent in an emergency, or I can tear it up and line my pants with it if I run out of places to stay! Hey I could...

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Nov 6, 2004 - Damn Frogs

cie la vie or however you spell it. I'm in Paris. (long pause)... Well, I'll be pom for minute and tell you all that my left foot is still killing me. If anyone has miracle cures for blisters, please let me know. So that said, walking around is a pain in the ass. I bought new shoes and everything to try and help it out. No luck so far. Paris has chemists like Dublin has Centra stores (ie 7-11 type stores). But do they speak english!! Not or poorly...It seems the French arrogance not to accept the english speaking part of the world is up...

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Nov 4, 2004 - Salut

Greetings all. I hope that you are all ok. I'm fine, I have moved on again and I am now in my final country of the trip - with only one more train journey to make (and that's to the airport on Monday). This will be my last entry from foreign climes, although I will do an update from home next week. I'm now in Paris, and it is such a wonderful city - especially at evening (as it is now) when everything is illuminated - and seeing the lights on the Eiffel Tower switch themselves on was suitably impressive). I went to the Musee D'Orsay this...

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Oct 29, 2004 - Paris

Paris is fine but cold, again the autumn leaves are making beautiful pattern on the sidewalks & romantic eddies against the sky. We walked along the Seine at sunset & the on to Ile-de-la-Cite to admire Notre Dame all lit up & reflecting in the water. As we got there it appeared so lively the girls decided that it was no longer used as a church but had been turned into a disco!! But it turned out to be a service full of people of all ages praising God with great abandon. The place was almost full... on a Thusday night. It was so wonderful to...

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Oct 23, 2004 - Farewell to Paris!

Farewell to paris This will be my last entry from the beautiful city of Paris- sad, I know, but it's hard to be too upset when I'm headed off on another adventure! Coming up is the ten-day break, which Lauren and I will spend in Madrid and Toledo in Spain, and Montpellier and Nice in the south of France as we slowly make our way to Florence. I've loved Paris- at first, I was reluctant to like it, because it was so loud and brash and in-your-face. Coming from a suburban town and going to college in Kansas, you just don't get used to the...

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Oct 23, 2004 - Paris Last Day

Hi again Heather and I are sitting waiting for our shuttle bus to the airport. We have been for our last walk around a flea market just outside our hotel. Last night we went on a river cruise to see the lights of Paris which were fantastic. I want to tell you again about Mary one of the people we met and how she was pickpocketed the other day. She was on the metro when she felt something strange and a girl had unzippede her bunbag and taken her wallet, fortunately she grabbed her as she tried to get off the trainand demanded her purse back...

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Oct 22, 2004 - Paris

Extract from my e-mail Journal: From Amsterdam to Paris where I stayed with my hitch hiking friend from Greece, Carole. Carole introduced me to many of her friends in Paris who seemed very happy with a lost looking Englishman gate crashing their parties. I was made to feel welcome and at home wherever I went, giving the lie to the generally held view of Paris as an inhospitable city. In fact it came as no surprise when I fell in love with Paris and the people there. Watch out it could happen to you.

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Andy's Wanderings

Oct 19, 2004 - Paris Oct 19th_22nd

This morning in Paris is overcast but that will not daunt off to the Louvre early to beat the crouds. We got in before any crowds and spent the next 5 hours looking at all the magnificient art works from all the famous artist such as Whistler, Monet, Gaugin Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas etc. We also visted the Egyptain antiques, the marble sculptures and yes we saw the Mona Lisz & Venus De Milo and we probably in our time there, only saw 1/4 of it. We had lunch in the gallery and then off again this time to visit the Pantheon. This is a...

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Oct 16, 2004 - Milan Paris 16 & 17th Oct

We slept until 7.30am because our blinds make the room very dark. After breakfast we rang Mark, Andrew, Barbie and Shirley, to let them know we are still going well even if cold. We then decided to return to the Duoma De Piazza and visit the La Scala and the Museum. Unfortunately the Opera house was closed for renovations and not reopen till 2005. The piazza Della Scala has a wonderful statue of Leonardo De Vinci, the buildings surrounding this piazza are a wonderful example of residential architecture. After a good look around Heather and...

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Oct 11, 2004 - Ahhh, Pari!

We arrived safe and sound in Paris on Sunday afternoon and we were thrilled with the cooler weather here. We were spoiled with very sunny weather on all of our travels, but it's very nice to have some cooler weather here in Paris. I think it just gives the city a more romantic feel. We are staying in the 7th, very close to the Eiffel Tower. When we first arrived in Paris almost a month ago, the Eiffel Tower was closed. However, we strolled over there yesterday afternoon and it was in full operation. Since it's pretty chilly, we decided not...

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Oct 7, 2004 - Paris, the start of our trip

Paris, 9pm, 10/7/04 Bonjour, We made it to Paris! We're having a great time. The people have been very friendly, we even managed to navigate through the subway without getting lost. Yesterday we went up the Eiffel tower. We walked from our hotel which is on the southwest side of Paris near the velodrome. It was quite a trek, but we had to stay awake to fight the jet lag. We ate at a great brassierie, Mark ate pigeon, but it was good. We'll post photos when get a chance (windows XP). Mark writes... Today we went to Versailles, and toured the...

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