Paris - City of......Everything! November 17th 2006 Holy cow - we were without internet for 3 weeks, & man, did I feel it! You never realise how much you use it sometimes until you don’t have it, especially when most of your friends are miles away. Vaughan could use the internet at work, & in some respects, I could use it at my work as well, although many websites are blocked, so I couldn’t access my email - boo hoo! But FINALLY we are back ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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Vaughan & I ventured on our first international trip (together) in 2005. We had the same idea as everyone else from NZ about making our way around the UK & Europe, but somehow found ourselves trapped in London and working for a while. Typical story! However, all was not lost, and we did actually make an effort to get out of the place when time and money allowed. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to travel to so many other countries that are right there on your doorstep. On our return to New Zealand, we had expected to set... full info