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Dec 14, 2004 - Preparing for Takeoff

Things being what they are, I'm not home much. I have adopted an itinerant lifestyle resembling abject homelessness, one that revolves around the ritual of packing and unpacking my pack and setting up my mobile office wherever and whenever I can. It's been a busy year. I've served as a contributing author on three guidebooks - one in Baja California and northwest Mexico and two in the American South. Now I'm off again, this time to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for the upcoming edition of Caribbean Islands. In between assignments I have...

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Dec 6, 2004 - Paris, France

So we had a little change of plan. The train pass was too expensive last minute for northern England,so we came down to France.We'll continue in England at the end of the trip. So its been a little crazy(the french keyboard is so diferent, so if things are miss spelled you'll understand)! We took a late train from London on Saturday and got here late saturday night. Then we had to fight our way through all the cabbies trying to rip us off. We found a very nice cab driver who spoke about two words of english and charged us a much more...

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Dec 2, 2004 - Paris

After originally considering not going to Paris because of the many horror stories that I heard from Americans who had visited Paris, I decided that a trip through Europe would not be complete without visiting this famous city - albeit the trip was a short one. Morgan and I left for Paris Wednesday night on a night train with the intentions of spending all day Thursday in Paris and part of Friday and then head back to Reutlingen sometime Friday. On our ride to Stuttgart to catch the night train to Paris I was feeling relieved and had the...

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Nov 30, 2004 - Paris,France

Paris was pretty interesting. You hear so much about it but once you get there everthing is different. All the famous sites. Tried the french fries , they are not as good as the ones we make. How they drive in the round of bouts I will never know. Saw one car crash. Must see ciy in Europe. The museum The Lourve is the most famous art museum in the world. It would take weeks just to see most of what they display. It is easy to find the most famous and priceless piece of art in the world, the Mona Lisa just follow the crowds. It is not as big...

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Nov 25, 2004 - Paris Highlights

Friday 26th - Today has been a blast... - took in the pergeot concept car showroom(pics coming over weekend)... the girls were thrilled to stand outside in disgust for 30 mins whilst i took in the future of mans best friend. - met the cirrculation police on the arc de triumph who really should be called the direction police as every man on his scooter in paris does not seem to know where they are going and need directions... thus they stop in the middle of traffic and summond the police to tell them where to go whilst the rest of the...

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Nov 21, 2004 - A word to my sponsors...

This sounds like a cool way to keep in touch with each other....If you start getting spam - very sorry.... Checking into a hostel close to the Moulin Rouge - might come in handy if the whole job search doesn't pan out... Should've gotten in shape earlier! Mom and Dad... thank-you for introducing us to the addictive world of travel and international intrigue... Steph... thanks for the Lonely Planet guide, could be used as a small tent in an emergency, or I can tear it up and line my pants with it if I run out of places to stay! Hey I could...

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Nov 6, 2004 - Damn Frogs

cie la vie or however you spell it. I'm in Paris. (long pause)... Well, I'll be pom for minute and tell you all that my left foot is still killing me. If anyone has miracle cures for blisters, please let me know. So that said, walking around is a pain in the ass. I bought new shoes and everything to try and help it out. No luck so far. Paris has chemists like Dublin has Centra stores (ie 7-11 type stores). But do they speak english!! Not or poorly...It seems the French arrogance not to accept the english speaking part of the world is up...

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Nov 4, 2004 - Salut

Greetings all. I hope that you are all ok. I'm fine, I have moved on again and I am now in my final country of the trip - with only one more train journey to make (and that's to the airport on Monday). This will be my last entry from foreign climes, although I will do an update from home next week. I'm now in Paris, and it is such a wonderful city - especially at evening (as it is now) when everything is illuminated - and seeing the lights on the Eiffel Tower switch themselves on was suitably impressive). I went to the Musee D'Orsay this...

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Oct 29, 2004 - Paris

Paris is fine but cold, again the autumn leaves are making beautiful pattern on the sidewalks & romantic eddies against the sky. We walked along the Seine at sunset & the on to Ile-de-la-Cite to admire Notre Dame all lit up & reflecting in the water. As we got there it appeared so lively the girls decided that it was no longer used as a church but had been turned into a disco!! But it turned out to be a service full of people of all ages praising God with great abandon. The place was almost full... on a Thusday night. It was so wonderful to...

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Oct 23, 2004 - Farewell to Paris!

Farewell to paris This will be my last entry from the beautiful city of Paris- sad, I know, but it's hard to be too upset when I'm headed off on another adventure! Coming up is the ten-day break, which Lauren and I will spend in Madrid and Toledo in Spain, and Montpellier and Nice in the south of France as we slowly make our way to Florence. I've loved Paris- at first, I was reluctant to like it, because it was so loud and brash and in-your-face. Coming from a suburban town and going to college in Kansas, you just don't get used to the...

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Oct 23, 2004 - Paris Last Day

Hi again Heather and I are sitting waiting for our shuttle bus to the airport. We have been for our last walk around a flea market just outside our hotel. Last night we went on a river cruise to see the lights of Paris which were fantastic. I want to tell you again about Mary one of the people we met and how she was pickpocketed the other day. She was on the metro when she felt something strange and a girl had unzippede her bunbag and taken her wallet, fortunately she grabbed her as she tried to get off the trainand demanded her purse back...

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Oct 22, 2004 - Paris

Extract from my e-mail Journal: From Amsterdam to Paris where I stayed with my hitch hiking friend from Greece, Carole. Carole introduced me to many of her friends in Paris who seemed very happy with a lost looking Englishman gate crashing their parties. I was made to feel welcome and at home wherever I went, giving the lie to the generally held view of Paris as an inhospitable city. In fact it came as no surprise when I fell in love with Paris and the people there. Watch out it could happen to you.

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