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Tagged in Athens Greece

By on Feb 5, 2015 in Greece, Life Lessons, Paris, Travel experiences | 2 comments

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Something that hit us as we walked the streets of Athens was the visual filth. As it had when we walked the streets of cities in Asian, Phnom Phen, Sengiggi and Bankok.  In Asia it was the volume of rubbish piled knee deep on streets and waterways. A distraction from the beauty and heritage of those places. But in Athens the rubbish is managed and hidden from view...

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Going up the Eiffel Tower

Going up the Eiffel Tower

By on Jan 21, 2015 in France, Paris | 0 comments

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When we got up mum said we might be able to go ice skating on the Eiffel Tower because it was free. So we got all the things we needed and we went on the train. I was very excited. When we finally got to the Eiffel tower we walked up to it and took some photos then we went up on the elevator. Once we were at the second floor we had a look at the best view of Paris....

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Walking Around the Park

Walking Around the Park

By on Jan 15, 2015 in France, Paris, Travel experiences, Travel with kids | 0 comments

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A few days ago we got out of bed and decided to go for a walk in the park near Uncle Carl’s apartment.  So we had breakfast and got our jackets on to go outside. We started walking around the large park near the apartment.  While we were walking there were was exercise equipment that we had fun trying out. Then we turned off the track and went to La Defense...

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A historical day in Paris – my view of the Charlie Hebdo attack

A historical day in Paris – my view of the Charlie Hebdo attack

By on Jan 14, 2015 in France, Paris, Travel experiences | 1 comment

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On our first day of sight seeing in Paris we visited the Lourve to look at all the art work and the especially the Mona Lisa. We caught the train into the centre of Paris getting out at the Lourve  train station on the M1 line. It was cold and the queue to get into the Lourve was long but not as long as it could have been judging from the queueing lanes setup...

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In Paris during the Charlie Hebdo attacks!

In Paris during the Charlie Hebdo attacks!

By on Jan 13, 2015 in Life Lessons, Paris, Travel experiences, Travel with kids | 4 comments

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What an unusual time to be in Paris!  Its not a happy time but after today it does feel like a time of renewal, of solidarity – one very strong voice speaking out against violent extremists!  We started our day heading to the Eiffel Tower because we had tickets booked online weeks ago to climb the Paris landmark.  We had thought about participating in the...

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Driving to Paris

Driving to Paris

By on Jan 7, 2015 in France, Paris, Travel with kids | 2 comments

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A few days ago we drove from St Nicolas De La Grave (near Toulouse) to Paris.  When we got in the car we didn’t know how to start it because it was an electric car, which was very quiet once we were on the move. Our first stop was for the toilet, then drove a long way and stopped for a later lunch at MacDonalds.  I had a big mac, coke and french fries.  Then we were...

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