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Oct 15, 2013 - Long walk - so many distractions

Bonjour mon amis We set out today to walk the length of the Champs Élysées and anything else we could fit in after that. But first I wanted to go into Notre Dame. I have a friend on the Gold Coast who is quite religious and I knew that it would be very special for her to have some rosary beads bought from inside the Notre Dame. But oh the queues...they were so long I didn't think we could wait. There was a man selling some souvenirs and I asked him if he sold rosary beads but no..he said 'inside' ... I already knew that and scrunched my...

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Oct 14, 2013 - je t'aime Paris

It's been a whirlwind of a few days in Paris, we're exhausted but have had so much fun. We arrived at CDG and were whisked away to our gorgeous apartment on the Ile Saint Louis and spent the afternoon exploring our surrounds. The Ile is just gorgeous, beautiful old apartment buildings with ornamental iron balconies and lovely old fashioned creperies and boulangeries. We had dinner the last couple nights in our street in 2 of the many quaint and somewhat quirky restaurants. Yesterday we were on the Big Red hop on hop off bus which was...

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Excuse My French

Oct 14, 2013 - Parisienne Chic

Bonjour Mon Amis....today was my first full day in Paris. Yesterday we flew from Montpellier and arrived mid afternoon to stay in our gorgeous apartment on the Ile Saint-Louis. We spent the afternoon exploring the Ile before heading off for lunch. I had a galette stuffed with aubergine. The waiter encouraged us to have the apple cider but I should have known better as when it arrived It looked like the family chat had used my cup for a "oui oui'. For dinner we went to L'Ilot Vache - a 'cow' restaurant, where it looked as though they had...

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Oct 8, 2013 - Home

Had a great few days in Rome before the long flight home. Hopped on the hop on hop off. Us for a round trip of the sights. Walked to flower market and had lunch at a restaurant near the pantheon and dinner at navrona piazza. Battled the traffic to the airport for the long flight home after far too much wine drinking this trip. Abstaining for awhile now I am home. Last entry for the trip.

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Shaz on the med

Oct 3, 2013 - Last journal entry from Paris

Wow what an epic trip! This is the last Trip Journal - tomorrow we head home & we are really ready for that! Today we went to the Aerospace Museum which we particularly wanted to see because they have the Concorde there. We were not disappointed - the number of models of flying machines through the ages was massive. From the first designs by Leonardo da Vinci in the 1400's to the Wright Bros in 1903. The first Wright Brother's flight lasted 12 seconds! Just one year later his brother flew over 5000 kms! The first helicopter designs had...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Paris, day 5

Hi all, Well, we have just finished our last full day in Paris, and our last night here before we head home. Seems like we have been away for ages in some ways, but I am sure as soon as we hit the ground in Sydney it will feel like we have never been away! We have had another full day, going out to the Musee d'Air & Espace, all about planes, space satellites, rockets, helicopters etc, all the little boys would have loved it, as did the big boys. We were able to go inside two Concorde jets, they are pretty cramped inside, but must have...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Oct 2, 2013 - A fine day in Paris!

Up a little later this morning to give us the energy for another full day out. Ed succumbed to his cold & decided to stay in today - he slept most of the day. Amazingly there was some blue sky today & the sun was out! First mostly fine day we have had in France. Marg, Lisle & I headed off back on the metro to go to the Louvre. This used to be the palace for all the royals of France before Louis XIV moved the seat of power to Versaille. Now it is the most massive art museum in the world. I don't think even 2 weeks would be enough time to see...

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Oct 2, 2013 - France it is...

Well it's official, I'm in Paris! The last few days have been great. I've been spending time with my friend tim and his family in krefeld germany. They have been nothing but amazing and helpful. We've been helping his sister practice her english for her test today. I've been learning some German as well which is exciting. Gone for lots of walks and we all eat dinner together every night. It's amazing how well they all work together as a family. No one eats until everyone is ready. And they all participate in cleaning after. I love...

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Europe Fall 2013

Oct 2, 2013 - Rome at night

Last day in chianti sunny. Visited the local towns and went to museums to see Etruscan relics and local restaurants or osterias for lunch. Can't do dinners as accommodation out of the way and can't drive windy roads at night. We usually buy local produce during the day and have it for dinners in the apartment. Sat nav got us to Avis depot in chiusi after circling sienna outskirts a few times and then caught train to Rome. Staying at hotel regno which is close o Trevino fountain and pantheon. Had dinner and drinks and took some night shots.

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Shaz on the med

Oct 2, 2013 - Paris, day 4

Hi After yesterday's effort we all had a late start this morning, hoping to check out the Louvre & Musee d'Orsay, & have a look at the Latin Quarter. Finally the sun showed itself early, so we enjoyed Paris with some blue sky's overhead. Luckily our Paris Pass allowed us a quick entry into the Louvre, I was going to bale on the museum as the ticket line was ridiculously long. Another reason why the Paris Pass is so worthwhile purchasing. Thankfully Marg found the express lane for ticket holders. First on the hit list for Steve was Mona...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Oct 2, 2013 - Versaille & Paris at night

Sorry about the lack of a blog yesterday but we had a long day out & then decided to have dinner in the city & go out on the Seine for a night cruise. We started our day heading out for the palace of Versaille where Kings & Queens of France lived for centuries. It was a regional train ride out there & a walk to the Palace. It is a huge collection of buildings that were built over hundreds of years - each King seemed to build on another wing & more garden area. It is opulent in the extreme - no wonder the common people ended up revolting...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Paris, day 3

Hi 'twas a big day!! - Marg & I off to see Monet's garden at Giverny, a little town NW of Paris about 1hr away via train & shuttle bus from Vernon to Giverny. On these overseas trips there are always one or two days that go astray - this was one. First we met "Grace Jones sister" equivalent in the ticket office at Hussman Saint Lazare, she told Marg basically to "bugger off, tickets not here, go out side" ! We did this, then went down another escalator & numerous tunnels then arriving back at Grace Jones ticket counter!!! - Marg again...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

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