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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 18th 2013

We went to the military museum with are cousin Frank. And for the first time we got an audio player. It was fascinating. We went to the ancient armoury first. Armoury is my favourite part of history, the detail is so magnificent its hared to credit. lots of swords and armour is only monumental witch are beautiful. Once guns came in to the picture, they started to just use crossbows and bow and arrows for the hunt. One of the big sports back then was jousting, and one of the kings was killed by being hit in the head in a fun match pretty sad. Frank left for work. we went to the saichin of Louis the 14 to Napoleon. There clothes there battle strategies and down falls in battle! We then returned home.... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 14th 2013

On est allé au musée de Rodin. C'était un très beau musée. On a pris le metro là. C'était plus petit que j'ai pensé. J'ai aimé le jardin le plus. Il a le penseur et des autres sculptures comme la porte d'Hades. Dans le plus grand batiment de musée, il y a les peintures de Van Goht aussi. C'était une trés belle place. Aprés, on est allé achetés la quiche et un désert pour le soir. Maman allait acheter un poulet roti. On est résté à la maison en lisants. On a eu un souper de Noël avec les haricots verts et les broccoli. Cétait un bon souper de Noël. Bonne nuit. Snake Wrangler.... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 14th 2013

Hier, on n'a pas fait grand chose. On est allé acheter les épiceries. On a regardé un film. C'était un bon jour. Aujourd'hui, on est allé a une graned cimetière. C'est l'un où Jimmy Morison est mit. Les tombeaux sont trés beaux avec les gravures dedans. Le cimetière est très grand, on a pas marché plus que la moitié et on était là pour plus d'une heure. On allait pour dîner mais c'était une longue marche là. La dîner était très bon. Aprés, on allait à la maison pour un peu. Aprés, on est allé pour un tour des ponts. Ils expliquaient beaucoup de l'histoire de Paris. C'était très belle avec la ville toute illuminé. Aprés le bateau, on est réturné à la maison. Bon nuit Snake Wrangler... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 13th 2013

Back in Paris, and it is Christmas season. We went to the Arc de Triomphe and then walked down the Champs Élysées. I didn't realize just how big the Arc is. When you stand under it and walk around it, you finally sense hugeness. A few years ago, they cleaned and restored the Arc. The statue/engravings are shining luminous white with sharp crisp edges. It's beautiful. We wandered into and out of stores down the grand avenue, with no intention to buy. It was just fun to watch the mix of tourists and rich. I haven't seen so many good shoes in a long time, and the haute mode for men's pants is a rich caramel coloured jean. Everybody looks like they have come off a construction site; I was privately, quite amused. Once we passed ... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 11th 2013

On est arrivé à Paris il y a 2 jours. On n'a pas fait beaucoup le premier jour. Le deuxième on est allé où il y a un grand marché avec les differents magasins mais il n'était pas très grand Lundi. Après on est allé m'a acheté les livres. Pour diner on allait pour un très grand repas, on a le boeuf bourgeon et mousse au chocolat pour desert. On est allé à l'arc de triomphe aujourd'hui le monument est très belle et il est restoré très bien. On a marché la Champs d'Elysse c'était les magasins chers. Mais aprés un temp il était les magasins dans les tentes. On a marché et Maman m'a achetés un kinder crèpe et elle même un vin chaud. Noël dans Paris est trés grand. Il y a beaucoup des ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris December 1st 2013

November 27th- after a great flight from Jersey Channel Island to Paris- we arrive at Charles G airport.. Run into a scam artist on our way to the taxi queue, then the long taxi drive in a cramped taxi to MontParsee part of Paris- don't ask me where that is- i am still confused myself, let's just say it is a taxi ride ( since Mom and Dad) would not have done well on buses or public transportation to any of the sights. The hotel was okay but not as good as the one's we stayed at in London and Jersey. The hotel staff was okay but not as welcoming / friendly or helpful as the other locations. Then we find out that the main event, the reason we added Paris to our travel trip, the ... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris November 26th 2013

Berlin - Bavaria - Paris - Bastogne - Christmas Markets -- our German vacation was so full of spectacular sites, that I just would not be able to fit it all in one blog! Therefore, I will write this in sections, with each major segment of our trip having it's own post. This is segment 3: Paris! We have been planning this vacation for years! Well, sort of. My friend and old co-worker, Lisa, is stationed in Germany. Ever since she moved there I have been threatening that I am going to come visit. It was always "maybe in the Fall", then "maybe in the Spring", "maybe just after I graduate"...you get the idea. Well we finally decided it was time and purchased the tickets...no going back now! We planned our trip in the winter on ... read more
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Driving through Germany
Driving through Germany

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris November 24th 2013

To finish off my 632 day trip I had 2 days left in Paris and I had no specific plans before boarding my flight home. Last time I was there (about 6 weeks before) I had stayed with a French girl, Marie Arkrour who was the friend of a friend. This time she wasn't in the city, so I had to figure out things to do on my own. I stayed in a well located hotel, the "Hotel Printemps" that was walking distance from the "Champ de Mars". It was my third time in Paris so I wanted to avoid spending too much time walking in the usual places (although I guess it's kind of inevitable), so doing a bit of research online I came across some interesting websites with off-the-beaten-path places in Paris and decided ... read more
Les Arènes de Lutèce
Walking in Paris
Books near the Senne

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris November 17th 2013

Today, me and Dad went to Paris, by train. We missed Mom, Grammy and Butch at the airport, so I stayed with Dad one more night. The next day, we met up with Mom, Grammy and Butch. They took me to the apartment we're renting. When I got there I settled in and we started talking, playing cards and planning the days ahead. Around 4:00 we all went to a massive park on the out skirts of town. Grammy, Buch, Mom and I went for a walk around the small lake that's close to the entrance to the park. Mom, Butch and I walked in a little cave. Once we got home, Grammy made awesome pork chops which was the tastiest thing of the day. Closer to the end of the day, we made a solid ... read more
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Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris November 17th 2013

Nov 4 On est allé au Louvre dans Paris. Le Louvre est un des plus grand musées dans le monde. Quand on entre dans le musée on doit passer la securité. Ma Mére a acheté les billets. Grammy, Butch et Moi ont enlevé les monteaux. Ensuite, on a commencé notre voyage d'art... On a comencé en allant voir le Mona Lisa qui était merveilleuse! On a aussi vue d'art de Leonardo Da Vinchy et des autres noms. Après on est allé aux Égyptiens où il y a des chose qui pourraient être plus de 5 mille ans. Puis, on a vu l'art de c'est temps, les tombes, les boîtes funerailles et une vrai mumie qui était vivant dans un temps très loin. En plus, quand on voulait aller on a pris le plus long façon pour ... read more
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