Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Paris, Île de France, France

Sep 10, 2004 - Paris: The Rodin Museum and City Tour

I can't wear shoes today because of the blister on my feet, and I think I somehow bruised my Achilles tendon. Luckily it is really warm here in Paris and I can wear my flip-flops. Walking to the Rodin museum took a long time, and my feet hurt by the time I got there. I guess flip-flops aren't the greatest for support. The museum is in a really beautiful house that was used by several famous people, and then eventually by artists, Rodin being one of them. There is also a huge garden where most of his full size pieces are. "The Thinker" was...

Jump to full entry

Sep 9, 2004 - Arrival in Paris

Happy Birthday to me! I finally got into Paris (of course, I slept like a baby on the 45-minute flight but not at ALL on the 9 hour one) and met up with my friend Laura at the exit. It was all much easier than I expected- we took a shuttle, walked to the Accent offices, and got all our info/keys/stuff we needed for our stay in Paris. Our first orientation meeting is tomorrow morning at 10 AM- which I say is FAR too early considering the state of my jet lag. One good thing, though- the Accent people had a birthday card waiting for me- how...

Jump to full entry

Sep 9, 2004 - Going to Paris In Style

I traveled to Paris first class. For some reason it was cheaper than second class. A meal and two snacks were served on a four and a half hour trip. The seats were big and comfortable and it smelled nice. I think I will do that again if I get the chance. I was really tired because of staying up all night again, and therefore slept all the time... except when they were serving food of course. I have learned to always eat free food when it is served and you are running out of money. I got to Garé du Nord (the Northern main train station in...

Jump to full entry

Sep 6, 2004 - Ah, Pari

Bonjour! We have been in Paris for 5 days now, and we love it still! We went the Louvre and saw the Monna Lisa, which was cool, but the Louvre and the other museums around here allow flash photography, so there were all of these obnoxious tourists taking pictures of the monna Lisa! We refused to take a picture and felt very righteous about that. There were even tons of Tourists with video cameras videotaping the Louvre Museum; Now why anyone would want to go home and look at a photograph of the Mona Lisa behind glass instead of buying a...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Lost in Europe

Previous -- 0... 164  165  166  167  168  169  170  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com