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Sunset over the river  
   

Sunset over the river

1st day in Paris

April 19th 2012
Bonjour Paris! The Eurostar to Paris was a short, pleasant 2 h15 ride. We rode through some countryside but overall it wasn't that scenic of a trip. We met some nice New Yorkers both on the train and in line for a taxi. Some of the few interactions we've had so far, so worth noting. Our hotel is located in the slums of Paris (strike two!), think urban ghetto but less threatening. I was a l ... read more
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