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Jan 22, 2005 - i am still alive!

Ok ok ok I know I have been distant recently! I am sorry! I feel like life has been passing by too fast and I have been running around non stop, from finishing up last semester to traveling Europe and getting installed in Paris with classes starting and excitement around me... frankly sitting behind a computer has been the last of my priorities! I guess, in a way, the "bummer" about living in a big amazing city you always feel like you can never be wasting time because there are always a million things to do! It is hard to know where to...

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Jan 21, 2005 - Paris, France

I am in the middle of my second week of school and it is going well. After the first week of school I went to Visit Dan and Galen in Paris, France. It all started with the train ticket. Again the trains still aren't cleared so I had to travel by both bus and train. However once I got on the train I met this amazing woman named Ing-Marie. She and I chatted the whole 2.5 hours until she departed a bit before I. Then I needed to spend the night in the Copenhagen airport to wait and deal with the plane ticket to Paris that is sitting at my...

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Jan 12, 2005 - Sick in Gay Paris....Sniff!

Hey guys!!! I hear it's been -27 degrees in Alberta... Good God! I'll try to send some good weather, maybe not the stink of Metro urine... but the good weather at least!!!! I'm sick as a dog and down to just my business clothes ( I left the rest in Holland...too much weight!!!) so now I sit all swanked up and looking for work... sniff, cough, sob (but looking good while I do it!! Hee, hee, hee)

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Dec 31, 2004 - Paris

Living up to its billing, the Eiffel Tower is as stunning as it seems in all the films, pictures, and overall stigma that has been attached to it. At first glance it seemed a bit overrated to me, but as I walked closer it grew on me very quickly. The Eiffel Tower is an icon and a centerfold of European essence. It felt even better that I got to share seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time with my mother who lived a year of her childhood blocks away from the it, and with my father who had never been to Europe until hopping off the plane...

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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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