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Jul 2, 2005 - Paris

It is an early morning call here at the Holiday Inn at Gatwick. We are in a hotel at the wrong Airport so it will take more time to get where we need to go. We awake at 4:30am and get ready to board the 5:05am bus to Gatwick. We then get on a coach at 5:30am to Heathrow. We make it with no problems. We arrive at Heathrow, but were told to go to the wrong terminal. We made a short course correction and got to the right terminal. We then got in the queue for the check-in. We arrived and were given seats near the front together. This was no...

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Jul 1, 2005 - Paris, France

Bonjour! Last week we left off just after arriving in Paris. This week we tour some of the City of Lights, before jumping on a high-speed train to .... BACK IN FRANCE This was my first trip to Paris since 1999. That was my last trip with my mom, so Paris will always be special to me. I'm fortunate to have gone a bunch of times (twice with my mom), and was excited to be back - especially because I was traveling with my sister Carol, my father and his partner Nancy. PARIS CHANGING? Paris has a changed a bit. The major thing I noticed is that...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Jul 1, 2005 - Versailles

This morning we slept in a little and then headed to the hostel with our bags. Luckily, they have a luggage room so we were able to store our stuff there for the day while we did some sightseeing. For breakfast, we had crepes again, only this time I had one with lemon and sugar, and Mom had one with sugar. Mmmm....made me miss Madame Hubbuch's class. Then our next mission was to find a camera shop and get all of our pictures put on a disk so I could keep Mom's camera and she could take her pictures home. We dropped off the memory card and...

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Dylan in Europe

Jun 30, 2005 - Found a USB port in Paris!

Hey everyone! We just toured the Lourve today and got a good taste of the amazing French food. Unfortunately this computer only speaks french, so if we send you a million photos, we apologize. We're just pressing buttons and crossing our fingers! Hope you enjoy the pictures...we're getting very camera happy because of the amazing things here! Abs and Tim

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Jun 29, 2005 - Paris

Donc je suis à Paris depuis dimanche. Nous avons louer un apart. tout près de la plce st. michel....cest petit mais lemplacement est superbe. After spending two days on my own...i met up with Nicole and Erin who ill be travelling with for the next little while. Ive been to the Pantheon which is absolutely beautiful, St. Sulpice, les Jardins de Luxembourg, la Sorbonne et pis jen passe. Ive also enjoyed just wandering the streets of Paris... Theres been a mini canicule here so its really hot and kinda draining. im loving it though...theres...

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Jun 29, 2005 - Baguettes and busty reds

.........Paris was fantastic. Neither of us had been there, and I had heard over the years many negative comments on Parisians, however, the people were really friendly in our experience..and what a place. We arrived in the afternoon after next to no sleep flying via Miami (where Glen's passport went amiss in Immigration for a while which could have been an inconvenient problem - are people familiar with the stateless person who has lived for years in a Europen airport) Went on a 4 hour cruisy cycling tour (and brief cruise on the Seine)on...

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Jun 29, 2005 - Sightseeing in Paris

After yesterday at the beach and with plans to travel to the Alps tomorrow, Mom and I set out to explore one of the most famous cities in the world--Paris. We started our day at Notre Dame which is only about four blocks from our hotel. The cathedral is massive and crowded with tourists, which is to be expected, but once we stepped inside, it was easy to forget there is anyone around. Mom and I wandered around inside the church and the circled the exterior garden paths. We decided that since it was still early, we would take our chances and...

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Dylan in Europe

Jun 28, 2005 - Paris in the Summer

Bonjour! This entry will be sort of short because I want to tell everyone about Paris, but I have to leave in like 30 minutes to go to Blois (a neighboring town with a chateau--my VERY FIRST chateau)... I've been here almost a month and still haven't visited one, which is odd because that's mostly the reason people ever come here. So, I went to Paris after work on Saturday, which meant I had to take the train there all by myself because all the other girls had left early that morning. This was not scary until I got there and didn't know...

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Jun 27, 2005 - The trip to Paris

With checkout at 10:30, we woke up, ate breakfast and headed to the post office to buy stamps and mail postcards. At the post office, they also sold boxes so we decided to buy two boxes and mail some of my London stuff home so Mom would have room to carry home our souvenirs (and also to lighten my ridiculously heavy load.) We packed the boxes and shipped them back to the States at the rather high charge of 26 euros per box. Ouch. Then we walked back to the station to catch the train to Brussels. Now you might remember that I mentioned that...

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Dylan in Europe

Jun 26, 2005 - In Paris

Well everything worked out really well with the train and accomadations in San Sebastian, as I got off the train I decided to grab some pizza hut pizza and then begin a search for a hotel room but ended up back at the station after not finding anything figuring I was going to sleep on the floor. The big guy was taking care of me once again, I had a old lady come up to me, speaking no english and asked if I needed a room. After going to my good old spanish~english dictionary I managed to get a room in her apt along with some other people...

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Jun 24, 2005 - ORD - CDG (Paris)

ORD-CDG The Chicago-Paris flight was quick and painless. The 4,140-mile flight took only 7 hours and 21 minutes. There were 10 seats in the 767-300's first class section. Surprisingly, only three were occupied. I was in one of them. I was so excited, I did Michael Jackson's moonwalk to my seat. Maybe it wasn't full was that United flies 777s from SFO and IAD, and those first-class sections have much better seats (flat beds). But I didn't care. I slept just fine, and had so much leg room I couldn't even touch the seat in front of me -- not...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Jun 22, 2005 - Museé d'Orsay...

We followed the Louvre with a morning at the Museé d'Orsay, where an early arrival was nullified by what seemed to be an impromptu strike by the museum guards. Again we grabbed a wheelchair and maman cruised at ease absorbing the impressionists. She and Amy returned to the apartment that afternoon and I went off on my own... (see next page)

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