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Sep 1, 2004 - Bonjour!

Bonjour! Well, we finished WWOOFing and then got on the road again! Whohoo! We were definitely getting a little stir crazy after two weeks in relatively the same place, so it was nice to be on the go. We spent a couple of days in Galway, which we really likes. It was a lot like Burlington, so I felt right at home. Also, Miriam adn Rhowina, our WWOOFinh hosts, were at the Galway market selling Miriam's knitwear. Joy got a beautiful scarf for 5 euro which sold at market for 23 euro!!! Score!!! We then took the bus to Rosslare, Ireland, and...

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Aug 27, 2004 - Périgueux

Christo, Mom (Christine) and me, Manu, left Ottawa for France on August 26. We joined Steph and Roots at our grandmother's house in the southwest of France in Périgueux, our first stop on this adventure. Sadly, Stephanie is now in Shanghai, where she will study for a year. Dad (Terry) will be joining us the 9th of September to officialy start The Adventure. Christo, Maman (Christine) et moi-même, Manu, nous avons quitté Ottawa pour la France le 26 août. Nous avons rejoint Steph et Roots chez notre grand-mère dans le sud-ouest de la France à...

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Aug 27, 2004 - London - Paris - Day 5

Bonjour This morning we had to meet for the contiki 6am. We got on the bus and travelled down to Dover and crossed the channel on a P & O Fairy which took an hour and a half. The group seems neat so far, everyones friendly. There are approx 25 aussies, 5 kiwis, 2 americans, 5 south africans & one canadian. We arrived in calais and travelled down to france which took about 5 hours. We are staying at a camping ground which is all set up for contiki and we are in cabins. When we got there we got greeted with a glass of champagne and escago...

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Laurel's 2004 OE

Aug 25, 2004 - Missing San Sebastian, but I love Paris

So I am in Paris after a long last night of fiesta with my friends in San S., and a day of travel with no rest. I am very tired, but I could not try and resist to walk around this beautiful city when I arrived. I spent the afternoon and all the evening exploring on foot, and I can understand why people fall in love with the mystique and tranquility of this city. The food here is amazing, and the cafes and restaurants are endless! I am excited to get up and explore some more tomorrow, eat and eat, and see my friend Olivie. Olivie lives here...

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FINDING MY WAY

Aug 20, 2004 - Charles De Gaulle Airport

So, the airport gets it's very own entry because I was there for TEN hours. Yes, 10. Lydia's flight was at 11am and mine was at 4pm so we had to get there by at least 9am. We left Nevers at 3am and made great time to the airport, getting there at 7am. Returned the car and hung out for a bit then Lydia went to Terminal 1 and I hung out in Terminal 2, which is supposed to be the best terminal so I thought I could entertain myself better there. I first went in search of lockers so I could get rid of my insanely heavy backpack and one guy told...

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Sarah's Sojourn

Aug 19, 2004 - Arrival

I got into Paris just fine. The plane was 20 min late taking off though. Amazingly, I had an aisle seat and the window seat next to me was open, so I had 2 seats (and 2 pillows and 2 blankets) for the ride. I was able to lay down a little and actually get some sleep. I got to my hotel with no problems, rested a little, and then went out to eat lunch and go to the Orsay Museum. It was OK. Then I walked along the Seine and back through St Germain des Pres. I found an amazing grocery store a few blocks from my hotel. Its got individual...

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Aug 9, 2004 - Paris

Lydia & I arrived in Paris around 9pm and attempted to find the way to our hotel on our own, but apparently looked confused enough that a nice lady offered us some assistance. Once on the correct train, we met a couple of American girls who couldn't have been more than 17 who were on their way into Paris for the weekend. They asked us in what hostel we were staying because they had not yet found anywhere to stay...keep in mind that it is now 10:30pm. We told them about our hotel, which did not cost much more than a hostel anyway so they...

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Sarah's Sojourn

Aug 8, 2004 - on our way home

We are beginning our long 3 day adventure home. We are exhausted and looking forward to being back home. Tonight we have a train to Paris which arrives at 8 am tommorrow morning. Then we have a 5:30 plane from Paris to London. We are staying overnight with Mark again (and it will be really nice to see him) and then we fly at noon the following day. Will we arrive back in Los Angeles at 3 pm on Tuesday. Then we look forward to napping and catching up on all the movies we want to see! Look forward to seeing everyone...

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Lost in Europe

Aug 5, 2004 - ah, Paris!

I arrived in Paris at 7 a.m., after managing to get an hour of sleep on the plane when the German lesbians and their two screaming children also fell asleep. Air France was amazing. I enjoyed my dinner, complete with smoked salmon appetizer and wine, then the entree of beef burgundy and more wine, a cheese course and dessert. I also had the joy of watching Spartan, Girl With a Pearl Earring and Miracle en route. I managed to navigate my way to the hotel on an airport shuttle bus that dropped me off three blocks away. The hotel was...

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Jul 26, 2004 - Le Tour Finis, and Le Lourve

The trip to Paris was quiet, quick, and mostly uneventful-except for seeing the mad suspicious bomber suspect from the ferry ride at the gates of the Gare du Nord on arrival. But we quickly left him behind, making up stories about what he was doing in Paris. We found a hostel a few blocks from the Louvre, and realized the Tour de France would pass by there soon. So, we went out and waited by the road...we saw the Tour, and Lance, and the Louvre, but once again my internet is running out, so I'll have to go for now and finish this later... ...

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Mitch Off Track 2004

Jul 25, 2004 - Paris, oh man, Paris

Hello everyone I'm completely in love with Paris - its energetic and quirky and colourful and beautiful. I arrived on Saturday and checked into my 18th century hostel then went along the Rue de Rivoli just around the corner to check out the local shopping. Next it was a walk along the Siene River (100m from the hostel in the other direction). It was completely packed with people promenading, sunbathing, lounging, posing and just enjoying the sights. Sunbathing I hear you ask...well yes, the Parisians have decided that they will bring the...

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Miezis World Tour

Jul 25, 2004 - Paris for a day

Well, you can only take so much of the French Riviera, beautiful topless women get old real quick. We decided to take a morning train into Paris to see the finish of the TDF and the ceremony. Left Cannes about 8:00 in the morning and got in to Paris at half past noon. Got to Finish and basically walked around looking for different vantage points. Huge crowd as would be expected. Very different crowd from that on Alp d´huez. Hung out all day and then took overnight train back down to northern Spain Basque country to the beach San Sebastian.

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