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Mar 1, 2005 - Paris, France

It's time to start heading back. We left Susanne's on the 28th. We got into Paris that evening. Took a little while to get a hotel, but we made it. We found out where we could wash our clothes and then pretty much settled in. We went and had a great dinner! Very very good! Then crahsed. We have been so tired. Staying at everyone's houses has been great but we have had to be on their schedule a bit. So besides being tired from traveling for so long, our schedules are a little off. So we decided to turn off all alarms and sleep as late as we...

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Nelson Tracker

Mar 1, 2005 - Paris

Hey Everybody!!!! Here is the update for my last few days in Paris. I'm still not sure where I'm going from here, but I've paid for my hostel until the morning of the 3rd and I'll head out then. 2/27 -Well, I'm in Paris finally and let me tell you it was an adventure to get here. I tried to get tickets for the chunnel online but found out I had to go straight to the train station to go. Fine, so I went to Paddington Station like it said to on the internet , then I was told that I needed to go Kings Cross Station so I went. Then I'm told...

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Scotts Eurotrip 2005

Feb 27, 2005 - Paris

After strolling the the quiet towns of the French countryside, Paris was a hard knock. We were in the city for the two coldest days of the winter and chased each other from hotel to cafe to museum then back again. We met our friends, Tom and Carrie, during a blustry winter at the Eiffel Tower. It was great to see our friends and share a full conversation (with other people!) in English over a hot chocolate. Tom proposed to Carrie the next day. Chris and I smiled at each other--happy for them and feeling a releived to be the 'old married...

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Feb 14, 2005 - Valentine's Day in Paris

We arrived in Paris on a cold day, yet we were both warm - it was Valentine's day. This city is beautiful when it is cold - there are very few tourists. The restaurants are available, the service is excellent, and the food is outstanding. We had time to enjoy what we saw, without distraction, and we were treated in a very respectful way by the Parisians. I regret not staying longer, especially in light of the experience in Miami. I could have learned much more in Paris.

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Feb 13, 2005 - Paris

My favourite city in the world. We caught the Eurostar from Waterloo and went under the channel - this train is sooo fast. My french, although bad did get us directions to our hotel after we ended up in the wrong part of Paris. The hotel was 'cosy' but pretty well located and allowed us to wander round Paris easily. Our one abiding memory however was the cold - it was freezing. My hands stopped working when taking a picture of Place de la Concorde and we decided against going up the tower as we had lost feeling to our faces at the bottom -...

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WorldWideWarren

Jan 22, 2005 - i am still alive!

Ok ok ok I know I have been distant recently! I am sorry! I feel like life has been passing by too fast and I have been running around non stop, from finishing up last semester to traveling Europe and getting installed in Paris with classes starting and excitement around me... frankly sitting behind a computer has been the last of my priorities! I guess, in a way, the "bummer" about living in a big amazing city you always feel like you can never be wasting time because there are always a million things to do! It is hard to know where to...

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Jan 21, 2005 - Paris, France

I am in the middle of my second week of school and it is going well. After the first week of school I went to Visit Dan and Galen in Paris, France. It all started with the train ticket. Again the trains still aren't cleared so I had to travel by both bus and train. However once I got on the train I met this amazing woman named Ing-Marie. She and I chatted the whole 2.5 hours until she departed a bit before I. Then I needed to spend the night in the Copenhagen airport to wait and deal with the plane ticket to Paris that is sitting at my...

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Jan 12, 2005 - Sick in Gay Paris....Sniff!

Hey guys!!! I hear it's been -27 degrees in Alberta... Good God! I'll try to send some good weather, maybe not the stink of Metro urine... but the good weather at least!!!! I'm sick as a dog and down to just my business clothes ( I left the rest in Holland...too much weight!!!) so now I sit all swanked up and looking for work... sniff, cough, sob (but looking good while I do it!! Hee, hee, hee)

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Dec 31, 2004 - Paris

Living up to its billing, the Eiffel Tower is as stunning as it seems in all the films, pictures, and overall stigma that has been attached to it. At first glance it seemed a bit overrated to me, but as I walked closer it grew on me very quickly. The Eiffel Tower is an icon and a centerfold of European essence. It felt even better that I got to share seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time with my mother who lived a year of her childhood blocks away from the it, and with my father who had never been to Europe until hopping off the plane...

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Dec 14, 2004 - Preparing for Takeoff

Things being what they are, I'm not home much. I have adopted an itinerant lifestyle resembling abject homelessness, one that revolves around the ritual of packing and unpacking my pack and setting up my mobile office wherever and whenever I can. It's been a busy year. I've served as a contributing author on three guidebooks - one in Baja California and northwest Mexico and two in the American South. Now I'm off again, this time to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for the upcoming edition of Caribbean Islands. In between assignments I have...

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Dec 6, 2004 - Paris, France

So we had a little change of plan. The train pass was too expensive last minute for northern England,so we came down to France.We'll continue in England at the end of the trip. So its been a little crazy(the french keyboard is so diferent, so if things are miss spelled you'll understand)! We took a late train from London on Saturday and got here late saturday night. Then we had to fight our way through all the cabbies trying to rip us off. We found a very nice cab driver who spoke about two words of english and charged us a much more...

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Nelson Tracker

Dec 2, 2004 - Paris

After originally considering not going to Paris because of the many horror stories that I heard from Americans who had visited Paris, I decided that a trip through Europe would not be complete without visiting this famous city - albeit the trip was a short one. Morgan and I left for Paris Wednesday night on a night train with the intentions of spending all day Thursday in Paris and part of Friday and then head back to Reutlingen sometime Friday. On our ride to Stuttgart to catch the night train to Paris I was feeling relieved and had the...

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