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Europe 2012: Day 18 (Paris 07): Nov 04


To fill. Time to head home. But FIRST! Sacre Coeur! Sacre Coeur RER B. Terminal 1, No Laduree, No Economy Comfort 🙁 Home. For about 36 hours. Heading to Philadelphia Tuesday morning,! Sacre Coeur

Europe 2012: Day 17 (Paris 06): Nov 03


To fill. Louvre! Got into a short line at 9:45 and got my ticket around 10. The Raft of the Medusa. Mona Lisa. Venus de Milo. Left around 3:45? Start walking. Notre Dame. Pantheon. Random buildings. St. Germain des Pres. St. Michael’s Fountain. The Raft of the Medusa, Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Notre Dame […]

Europe 2012: Day 16 (Paris 05): Nov 02


Late start :S, left at around 11? Headed to the Louvre, and of course, there’s a line up. And rain. Did not feel like waiting in a 1.5 hour line so I went on to the next destination, Musée d’Orsay. Walked. Wasn’t too bad, ran into other interesting sights along the way. But. Another 1.5 […]

Europe 2012: Day 15 (Paris 04): Nov 01


Quiet day today. Slept in 🙂 Only plan was to head out to the Salon du Chocolat out at the Parc des Expositions. Basically, a huge chocolate convention 🙂 Lotsa gifts were bought here. Heads up. One booth that caught my eye and several euros, pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI Paris. Interesting macaroon flavours like BLACK SEASAME! […]

Europe 2012: Day 14 (Paris 03): Oct 31


Kevin has school today, so it’s my first day on my own in Paris… dundundun. Wasn’t very hard finding the right metro station. Data would have helped though… But the RATP app sufficed. Eiffel Tower! Got here around 930… line wasn’t too bad at all, much better than yesterday for sure. All the way up~ […]

Europe 2012: Day 13 (Paris 02): Oct 30


Eiffel Tower, got there way too late. Line ups all over the place… Passed by a bear art exhibit, United Buddy Bears. Since 2002, the project has been in 25 different exhibits on 5 continents. Now they are lined up between the Eiffel Tower and École Militairé. Looking at the lines we decided that I’d […]

Europe 2012: Day 12 (Paris 01): Oct 29


Upgraded to Saga Class~ there were like 4 people in the front area. Hurray for TD Rewards and Economy Comfort 😛 Access to the Saga Class lounge, grabbed some free breakfast and went on my way. Kevin found me pretty easily, jumped on the RER and back to his apartment in Montmatre. Quite the difference […]