Tag: travel

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I’m going through my pictures of Paris. I’ve pulled out a few here. In looking at them, I thought: Were it not for the Eiffel Tower, you’d never have a clue, other than the title, of where these were taken … and I’m very much OK with that. I spent my first full day in France in the 19th arrondissement. Paris is divided into 20 sections called arrondissements. The 19th, kind of on the outskirts, is fairly far away from any…

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I was going to tell this story as one long narrative, but decided against it. Instead, I’ll pull out bits and pieces that I found humorous … or that I find humorous now, but perhaps not such then. đŸ˜€ After a very long travel day that started with a hunt to find a taxi, continued with a late departing bus that we thought we may have missed, a strike by French (always!) ferry workers, and a ride through the Chunnel…

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It had been a long day trying to get from Paris to London via bus and train; however, we finally made it around 9:30 in the evening. When we were just a few blocks from Victoria Coach Station, a cricket match had just let out from The Kia Oval. The streets were swarming with cricket fans – who knew there was such a thing! đŸ˜‰ Our driver handled it quite professionally, and navigated through the river of people without incident…

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It’s nearly 10:00 PM here in Manchester, England. Tomorrow, I head home … back to life; back to reality. I’m taking a few quiet moments here. I’m feeling extremely grateful, quite full of gratitude. I’ve had the opportunity to visit 3 countries that I’d never been to: France, England, and Wales. I’ve experienced a number of things, got to speak a little bit of French, and some Spanish! I met some of Vanessa’s friends, and have seen things that I’ve…

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I’ve been in the London area for a few days and as yet I’ve not seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye (The big ferris wheel), or any other iconic imagery. We’ll probably get to that today as we are leaving for Manchester tomorrow. Today, the plan is to do a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and see some of those things. Snap! Check! Post! Done! Selfie?:) I’ll bring back some of the iconic photos … it’s almost like a…

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If you travel, especially internationally, you know to have a Plan B, or a backup plan. I’d made my reservation for Super Shuttle France to pick me up at CDG, or Charles De Gaulle airport; however, even though I followed their instructions, sending my name, arrival time, airline, etc, I didn’t get a confirmation. I sent another email, same thing … nothing. Time to formulate a Plan B, just in case. Plan B was to ride the RER B, Blue…

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