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  • Day 15 - At SeaFeel decidedly lacklustre this morning. Is it the fact it's our last day on the ship? No. I think it's more a case of over indulgence last night with both food and drink. A shower and a nice breakfast makes Posted by Patch64 in Adventure of the Seas - Ocean Voyage 2014 | May 2, 2014
  • StrasbourgYet another beautiful day in Europe - the expected high was 71 with no rain. We took a bus tour around Strasbourg, the official seat of the European Parliament and is now a symbol of European unity. We learned that Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | May 11, 2017
  • BreisachBefore we went to Breisach we stopped at the Maginot line named after Andre Maginot in 1930's, built to keep out the Germans - which didn't work so well.. and of course, in the inimitable way of the French, Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | May 12, 2017
  • Rainy days and Mondays...Almost as if the carpenters had been to Cherbourg! Happy international workers day to those of you who remember .... So. Not only is it raining like crazy, the downtown area is shut down tight for the holiday. We heard Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 30, 2017
  • I was born under a wandrin' star..Today is a travel day, from Paris to Rome to Civitavecchia. I had enough time at the airport for a - finally - manicure !! Two hours later we arrived in Rome, got our car service to drive us Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 17, 2015
  • The day after the dinner......boy did we drink last night!! We slept until 10 am and missed the plenary session today. We took a taxi today who gave us the runaround- a bit - so we paid 10 Euro more than yesterday..we arrived Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 12, 2015
  • We are fine!It is 4:30 AM and I find out about the Paris Terrorist attacks as I get texts and emails from family and friends. I will tell Joey when he wakes up. Thank you all for your concern. I also received Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 13, 2015
  • Tragedy ...As I expect you all know by now, there was a terrorist attack on Paris.  It was located in the 10th and 11th arrondisments (neighborhoods).  Our convention was located in the 19th.  I say "was" because Paris is in a Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 13, 2015
  • Sunday in Paris with George VIt's a lovely day today in Paris. Clear, it started out a bit chilly, and warmed up to 63 degrees F. We had breakfast early (for us) and we were out walking - heading to the Eiffel Tower, where Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 14, 2015
  • Monday, MondayToday the only thing we had scheduled was a tour by an art historian of the Louvre. Good thing we didn't schedule anything else, because after the Louvre, we were exhausted. Joey took some amazing pictures of the ceilings as Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 15, 2015
  • Exhaustion is setting in…We woke up bright and early today, at least bright and early for us, had breakfast and made our way to the Musée D'orsay. The line was short and we entered paid and headed up to the sixth floor. Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 16, 2015
  • And so begins the convention!It is almost overwhelming! Almost 5,000 hosts 110 countries, and 2 hosts from CUBA have gathered here. (Dis you know that now there are 2500 hosts in Cuba.) One thing that Brian Chesky, one of the founders of B&B said, is Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 11, 2015
  • Not much of anything..We took a bus from the ship to the port. The shipping huge head to dock at least 5 miles away from the port so of course the ship charged us €15 to take the bus into town. We wandered Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 12, 2013
  • What should you pack?[center][/center] Luggage and bags: Your destination and activities will guide your packing. Try to take as little as pos Posted by Beausoleil in Questions about France | Jun 14, 2017
  • Budget France - It does exist[center][/center] France does not have to be expensive. We started on a budget and enjoyed it so much that we just continu Posted by Beausoleil in Questions about France | Jun 13, 2017
  • Ready for the unknown.After catching up with our neighbours over the usual giant G & T we are now packing the car again - minus the wood thankfully. Despite a couple of days of intense stress - awaiting critical documents signed by Posted by Jean-and-Tony in The First 2017 European Expedition | Mar 16, 2017
  • Gotta Cut Loose, ToulouseA few months ago I noticed that RyanAir was offering 16 GBP round-trip tickets, all taxes included, to Toulouse, France. My first reaction was "yes please" followed by "what do they eat in Toulouse?". Luckily I am married to Posted by traveljonez in Toulouse Weekend | May 13, 2017
  • Carcassonne, Game OnA former dev group of mine here in London used to host a monthly Games Lunch at noon. We'd gather in a conference room and play board games for an hour. Yes, it sounds geeky (and it was), but I Posted by traveljonez in Toulouse Weekend | May 14, 2017
  • To Boldly Gogh Where Vincent Has Gone BeforeHappy Easter (or, "Joyeuses Paques" here in France)! We checked out of our perfect little Avignon guesthouse- the proprietor even had chocolate bunnies for us- and caught the 10am train twenty minutes south to Arles. Imagine my glee when I discovered Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 15, 2017
  • What You Do When You Can't Gogh Anywhere ElseWe had great plans today. Truly. We had planned to go to St Remy-de-Provence, the site of the mental hospital where van Gogh stayed, and painted "A Starry Night." However, today being Easter Monday in France, no buses, trains, rental cars, Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 16, 2017
  • La MarseillaiseWe BlaBlaCar'ed it one hour southeast of Arles to Marseille. Do you know why I love BlaBlaCar? Because our nice driver picked us up at our Arles hotel, dropped us one block from our Marseille hostel, and charged us a Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 18, 2017
  • A Week In ProvenceMy whole life I've wanted to go to Provence. Everything about it- the flowers, the food, the sunshine, the history, the painters- perfectly encapsulates all I love about France. And the UK's four-day Easter break is here, so we are Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 12, 2017
  • Where Popes Do RoamWe were up at 7am and bid good-bye to lovely Aix-en-Provence. To get to our next destination, Avignon, we decided to BlaBlaCar it, given that French trains are as ridiculously overpriced as British trains. (for those who don't know, BlaBlaCar Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 13, 2017
  • Orange Is the New AvignonWe were up once again at 7am, which is far too early for a holiday. But! We caught the 8am bus to Orange, about one hour outside of Avignon. We were told that if you visit Provence and see just one Posted by traveljonez in A Week in Provence | Apr 14, 2017
  • A Nice EndingOur flight back to London didn't leave until 7pm in the evening, so we had a full sunny day to enjoy as our last day in Nice. The past two days were a bit cloudy, but today dawned another brilliantly clear Posted by traveljonez in Have a Nice Christmas | Dec 26, 2016
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