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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 28th 2006

We tried to wake up, but it didn’t work. We had our alarm set for 9:30, but didn’t get up and out of bed until 1. We were tired! We had a lot of days in France, so sleep was a priority. We got ready and then were on a search for food. We couldn’t read our map yet, so ended up going the wrong way. Surprise, surprise, I know! We found this nice family restaurant and had a hot meal for 5.50! It was so good. Carla got to practice her French and show me what she was all about. As the trip went on, she remembered more and more French. We asked the guy how to get to Sacred Heart, and he just pointed. You could see it sticking out from where we were ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 27th 2006

Not being able to breastfeed meant that Gabor drew the short straw and had to pick up the car from Peugeot in the morning, so we could hit the road early on Friday. Using all his street cred’, together with a good dose of the Force, and some French hiphop blaring on the car stereo, he made his way back to the apartment (despite some unexpected one way systems that don’t appear on the current map) in good enough time that we still had the afternoon to spend out in Paris. So we sped down to Jardin du Luxembourg which was pretty, but very anal. In a GARDEN that was perhaps 1sq Km, a skinny section of grass no more than 100 sq metres was dedicated for people to walk or sit on. I mean, come ... read more
super door, that
dinnertime was always a bit of a mission when Odin's wife worked the late shift
off the grass, ya mongrels!

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 26th 2006

We awoke to a grey day, but still quite mild and no rain, so a trip to Parc de Monceau was still on the cards. Caught the metro using out Paris Visite cards. These are definitely the way to go if you plan on doing a bit of out and about in Paris - designed for the tourist and well worth the money, providing unlimited use of all public transport for 1,3 or 5 days. In an average day you could easily hop on and off a dozen or more metros. We did a lap around and through the park and among other things found what looked like Roman ruins, but it was hard to know if they were authentic or not as there were no signs or explanations, which was a bit frustrating. The park ... read more
Lions are the new Doors on Tour
a bit posh
old on new

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 25th 2006

We were all so whacked from the day before that we all slept in, even Kaspar (must be feeling his age), until about 8am - practically a crime punishable by death when you only have a few days in Paris. So with that in mind we thought it only fitting to check out the local execution facilities at the Concergerie (finished in 1313) in the Palais de la Cité. The Concergerie was initially home to the old prison cells that saw the pre-execution last days of such historical characters as Marie Antionette, Robespierre and André Chénier (no, we’d never heard of him either but then we’re not big on our French poetry). The Concergerie is definitely worth a visit just for interest’s sake - and its only 8 Euros and takes an hour or so to ... read more
the modest dinning hall
To the kitchen
Escape, anyone?

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 25th 2006

i went to disney land with my college and it was really cool. we met loads of disney charecters and went on loads of rides. the hotel that we stayed in was ok (not the best one in the park). on the wednesday it was my birthday so we all had some cake after dinner in thte disney village. thed main disney park was the best park because there was so much to do and lots of things to see, where as in the disney studios there wasn't much to do and there were only 2 rides. the stunt show was really exciting. ... read more
explosion at show
White which from Narnia

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 24th 2006

Salut à tous, Nous n'avons pas donné de nouvelles depuis notre arrivée a Paris, mais tout se déroule bien... Jeudi, nous commençons notre visite par la visite de l 'église Notre-Dame: c'est moins imposant que Chartres, mais combien rempli de lumière délicieuse et chaleureuse: c'est moins grand, mais plus intéressant à se souvenir. Nous poursuivons notre visite par celle de la Sainte chapelle et de la conciergerie qui fut tour à tour résidence de roi et prison durant la révolution: Marie-Antoinette y fut guillotinée: cette visite est remplie d'histoire et très bien expliquée; la Sainte chapelle: un vrai petit bijoux d'histoire au travers de magnifiques vitraux: à voir absolument. Nous nous rendons le lendemain visiter la tour Eifeil: c' est très imposant, le paysage est très beau de la haut, mais les français auraient besoin des ... read more
Paris - conciergerie
Opéra de Paris
café de la Paix

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 24th 2006

So half a bottle of palinka last night doesn’t seem like such a great idea now. But we got ourselves together and to the airport by not long after 5am, and waited around for a couple of hours for our flight, only to be told that it was delayed until possibly (whatever that means) 9am. Top tip for tourists to Hungary…if you want a coffee or a bite to eat, don’t wait until you get to the airport. The airport terminal mark up is horrendous, 4 - 5 times what you’d pay at the market hall or a little side street café. On the other hand if you are after some Unicum to take home and torture your friends with (and you should do this), don’t buy it in town (5500 Forint for 1L), or at ... read more
150 year old wisteria in down town Paris
(Back) Doors of Justice
Camping is a way of life in France

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 20th 2006

Salut tout le monde, Nous sommes arrivés à Paris en passant par Chartres et d'abord à Vitré ou nous sommes allés saluer les amis d'André et Louise-Andrée, les Richer: nous voulions juste les saluer, mais nous n'avons pas pu résister à leur charmante invitation: somme toute, nous avons partagé un excellent repas avec eux et la famille de leur fille: encore des gens très accueillants. La cathédrale de Chartres est la plus imposante que nous avons vu jusqu'à maintenant: je vous en reparlerai plus tard. Nous arrivons à Paris le 18 avril tel que prévu: croyez le ou non, nous nous sommes rendus à notre hôtel, près de la Tour Eifel, sans difficulté: Vona n'en croyait pas ses yeux, mais était très contente. Nous sommes bien installé, mais un peu fatigués: je vous reparlerai de tout ... read more
Vitré
Chartres

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 20th 2006

yeah yeah went to Paris for easter weekend with Dave Hart and Aaron J!! Eurostar all the way! cruising along at like 300Km/hr or something stupid, through the British then French countryside, and arriving at lunchtime on Friday in one of the most beautiful cities in the world for a good old snoop around. we walked a lot, checked out all the stuff you're suposed to check out, ate some delicious food. really cool place. expensive, and it smells like donkey piss everywhere but I really loved it. I'll be back for sure for a better look around and to soak up the atmosphere a bit more, it seems like there's so much culture to be explored there and I'm keen to get amoungst it. till next time - ribbit, ribbit...... read more
russ you star!
street market
first stop, the Catacombs

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 16th 2006

Lynfielders, In this episode, we follow Lynfield heros, Aaron & The Deebo, as they join forces with Russell Brown (aka Raul the Wanderer), and take to the City of Love. Enjoy! Aaron... read more
Have you heard the good news?
Russ & Deebo contemplate the Metro
Entrance to Les Catacombes




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