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January 4th 2008
Published: January 4th 2008
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This is the tiny bathroom!
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Stayed at a little place (and I mean little!) called Adare, not much here really. The B & B we stayed at had a bathroom the size of a closet….hang on it was the closet. There was a toilet AND a shower in this tiny room and water would drip on you from the roof (ice cold!) while you were sitting on the loo. We drove into Limerick and walked around a bit that’s about it. Troy did manage to find a nice Chinese takeaway which was very good. Drove onto Dublin today and booked into a 4 star hotel (which was nice compared to what we’ve had), they had a huge bath so you guessed it hot baths!!! Yay!!! Had the best meal we have had since leaving England at the restaurant, cost an arm and a leg though! Fly out to Paris in the morning.


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Bonjour. Well here we are in France; again it is cold and wet. We have said goodbye to English for now and struggling around the romantic country. We are staying in a small hotel with a room big enough for a bed. There is a T.V but it only has
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The main drag
French channels unless you like watching the news then GB CNN is for you. We watched the Simpsons who spoke French, but it was still good to watch. The water is hot (most of the time) and the bed is comfortable. For breakfast we are having croissants with ham and cheese but no “fry ups” Our first encounter in France was when we first arrived and looking at a map. A French couple decided to help us but did not speak a word of English, so we pointed at the map and they pointed directions. I think it was at that point in which we both realised we were out of our comfort zone. We have managed to master the Metro train system and today we walked up and down Avenue Des Champs Elysees stopping off at places such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci. We then scaled the 284 steps to the top of the Arc De Triomphe. Beautiful views but very windy. We took some pictures of crazy French driving while we were up there; it is every man for themselves as there are no lines on the road. We then headed past musee Du Louvre but will visit
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The big arch
in a couple of days. After a lot of map searching we managed to find an information centre and Rhiannon’s favourite French phrase “Parlez-vous anglais”? (Do you speak English) came in handy as we found someone who spoke English and pointed us in the right direction to the Moulin Rouge. Rhiannon wouldn’t let me go and see a show. She said it was too expensive costing 100 euro for a show and minimum of 145 euro for dinner and a show, but I think she didn’t want me looking at other woman half nude. We walked along the French red light district were every second shop was a sexadult shop. I think that was just a mild taste of what we may see in Amsterdam. Tomorrow we are off to Disneyland.

Au Revoir (goodbye)



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This is part of the 284 steps
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The awful tower
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Crazy drivers!!!
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The Moulin Rouge
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"Sex Alley"


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