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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lauterbrunnen November 27th 2010

Day 4: Paris, France to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Saturday, October 10th, 2009 The fourth day of our trip was spent mostly on the bus driving from Paris, France to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. The view coming into Switzerland was quite beautiful. When we finally got to our campsite, we learned that we needed to pay for hot showers. I guess hot water is a luxury in Switzerland ;-) After we settled into our cabins, we had dinner in the Topdeck tent where we were served traditional Swiss cuisine, which included cheese fondue. I don't know about you, but I am more of a chocolate lover. I love chocolate fondue. I found the cheese fondue to be too rich and liquored up (which could be a good thing ;-). After a mediocre dinner, we congregated in the bar at the ... read more
The Log
Dancing in the Bar
Ice Palace

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris November 22nd 2010

Day 3: Paris, France Friday, October 9th, 2009 On the third day of our European Wonder trip, Renata and I decided that we wanted to visit the Chateau de Versailles, since this was our second visit to Paris and we have already been up the Eiffel Tower. Our friend Kathy decided to tag along. So we took the RER C5 line, direction Versailles Rive Gauche (train called VICK) and when we got off at Versailles Rive Gauche station, it was easy enough to locate the palace because there were signs everywhere. We got tickets to the palace and the gardens at a nearby store that helped us skip the line. The palace was huge and beautiful. It looked fit for a queen ;-) The royals sure liked to have their portraits painted, as there were portraits ... read more
The Orangerie
Gardens of Versailles
The Queen's Bed Chamber, Chateau de Versailles

Europe » France » Paris September 29th 2010

Day 2: London to Paris Thursday, October 8th, 2009 So today was the official start of the Topdeck European Wonder tour. Most of the day was spent travelling from London to Paris. We traveled from London to Dover, to catch a ferry from Dover to Calais France. After arriving in Calais, France, we got to know our fellow Top Deckers on the bus ride from Calais to Paris. The majority of the tour group were from Australia and New Zealand with a few individuals from London , Thailand , Venezuela , and Malaysia. The three of us, were the only individuals from North America on the tour. We also got to know more about our tour manager, Amy and our awesome bus driver, Brad. We each had the opportunity to introduce ourselves at the front of ... read more
White Cliffs of Dover
Moulin Rouge
Sacre Coeur

Europe » United Kingdom » England » London September 10th 2010

Wow, time really does fly by. I was planning on writing this blog for a while and a lot sooner (last year infact) but before I knew it, instead of nearing the end of 2009, it is now nearing the end of 2010. Well better late than never as the saying goes ;-) So as a graduation present last year, I decided to treat myself to a tour of Western Europe from (October 8-25th), with my travelling buddies, my twin sister, Renata and my dear friend Kathy from University. We decided to go on the Topdeck European Wonder Tour which included London, Paris, Lauterbrunnen, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Verona, Venice, Salzburg, Tyrol, Rhine Valley, and Amsterdam. Wow, try saying that 3 times fast!!!! It was a lot to take in, in such a short period of time ... read more
Big Ben
Westminster Abbey
Trafalgar Square when it was about to pour

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