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French authority is final … ‘’Non’’

It’s happened for the first time on this trip, the French definitive word ‘’Non’’. Pity really as I’ve enjoyed my time in Paris, but when you come up against it in France, then there’s no way around it. Well I’d … Continue reading

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Les photos

These are links to some photos, and yes I’ve only just figured out how to upload the photos to Flickr. It proved beyond my capabilities to upload the photos in my blog, disappointing, but anyhow here my photos are, unedited. … Continue reading

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Well here goes with the washing theme again …

Do you know how much it costs at my hotel to wash a shirt … E7,35, and a pair of socks …E2,90, and a pair of jocks … E4,00. I think I could buy a washing machine for the price … Continue reading

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Comparisons are odious

I’ve always thought this was a phrase created by Shakespeare, but it appears not so. I went to the source of all knowledge in modern times, Goggle, and I find the following; The earliest recorded use of this phrase appears … Continue reading

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Culture, art, history, Paris, and … the Olympics, Friday, 27 July

It seems everything on TV is about the Olympics but for me today, it’s about catching up with Fraussie, aka Rosemarie Kniepp, a thirty year expatriate from Townsville, and then the Musee dÓrsay. We had coffee in a lovely small … Continue reading

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Culture, art and history … Paris, Thursday, 26 July

A full plan for today; Grand Palais, Petit Palais, and the Jardin du Luxembourg, and of course… walking, walking and some more walking. The Grand Palais is a beautiful building but I was disappointed to see that it’s mostly just … Continue reading

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Culture, art and history … Paris, Wednesday, 25 July

Today I … forget totally what I did other than … walk, walk, and then walk some more.

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Culture, art and history … Paris, Tuesday, 24 July

Another day, and out and about again; Madeleine, Galleries Lafayette [a beautiful building full of every conceivable fashion item], and walking, and walking, and walking… I was more than happy just to go back to the hotel, have something simple … Continue reading

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Changing hotels, becoming the tourist … le ‘’open top bus’’, Paris, Monday 23 July

So it was time to move on from the Rome to Paris trip and continue my exploration of France and the French. I moved hotels from the lovely boutique, West End Hotel near the Avenue des Champs Elysees, to the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 July, arrivee of le tour de France

I imagine most everyone with an interest in cycling watched the arrivee either on the Avenue Des Champs Elysees or on TV,  so there’s not much for me to say. I spent the day in a hospitality tent at the … Continue reading

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