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Jun 21, 2008 - Orleans, France for a week

We took the high speed train, TGV, to Paris. Normal trains are 5 ½ hours and the TGV is only 1 ½ hours! I expected to be plastered in my seat when we got rolling but it was so gradual that I didn’t even notice the speed differential, until we got off the train that is. We both felt slightly dizzy for a good two hours and it wasn’t until the following day that we made the connection. It was very similar to getting off a boat and getting ones sea legs back! Side note; I curse my decision to bring my whole wardrobe! It is quite a chore...

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Jul 6, 2006 - Viva la France

Our night bus trip from Amsterdam to Paris wasn't too bad but also could have been a lot better. The 8hr trip turned into 9 when we had to stop at customs and a few people on the bus didn't have the right paper work so had to be fingerprinted etc. Wow! Paris is everything we expected. Apart from the fact it's a little dirtier and smellier. We managed to master the metro here so we made it easily to our hotel. We're staying in the Monmatre district and we (of course) got a room on the 4th floor which is around 60 steps that we have to lug...

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Jun 23, 2005 - So long, Slovenia!

OK, here we go! We have everything packed and are just waiting to be on our way. I didn't believe I can get everything four of us need into two backpacks. If it weren't for nappies and first aid kit, I could squeeze it all into just one! Well,wish us luck - the next entry will be from Vietnam!

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