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  • D-Day After a delicious farm breakfast (bring on more stretch pants), we headed to the shores of Normandy. The 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings will be in June of this year. Huge crowds a Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 5, 2014
  • Paris 5 May 2014We’ve had a lovely relaxing last day in Paris. Having ticked off the main sights, we slept in and caught up on things around the apartment, and booked ahead for things we want to do in Rome and Holland. Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | May 5, 2014
  • Paris 4 May 2014Today we tackled Versailles. First we had to find the train station - further taxing my French as we had to ask for directions several times. But we successfully got ourselves onto the right train and relaxed to Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | May 5, 2014
  • Day 13: Chinon to Rural BayeuxIf turns out we have wifi at our current B&B, so I will indeed be blogging! Today my family drove from the beautiful, ancient, inland French town of Chinon to a farm in the rural countryside of Normandy. The day started off Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | May 4, 2014
  • Never again a Pillsbury croissant, S.V.P. This morning we woke up to a beautiful day--not a cloud in the sky with a forecast of 70 degrees. Our little two star hotel in Chinon has proven itself worthy of many more stars. Our family Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 4, 2014
  • Paris 3 May 2014We did a lot of Paris tourist musts today – carousels, crepes, a bistro, playgrounds and queues, not to mention some key sights. The day started with the boys having a ride on a carousel. These are everywhere Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | May 4, 2014
  • Last Day in Paris! Rats.After a slow morning of laundry and boring errands, we caught the metro into town, headed to a highly recommended restaurant to find French onion soup. Apparently the best soup in Paris! We were so excited and on getting to Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 14, 2014
  • Eiffel Tower 2, Kate and Pat 1. We're Calling it a WinMore museums! Also suggested and gifted by Angela, Maarten and Dr Skopal! It's great having someone plan our trip for us, Em Loh in Japan and these guys for Paris. We started with Musse d'Orsay. For the first time in Paris Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 13, 2014
  • The Other AdelaideAnother early morning. Why must there be so much to see in a place with such great cheese, wine and bread encouraging you to stay up late gorging?? We hopped a train to the Palace of Versailles, the previous residence of Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 12, 2014
  • Marche to the Scaffolding (part trois) This morning when we drove into Chartres from our hotel, we didn't realize what a classic French town we would see. You see, our hotel last night, while modern and decent quality, was located Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 3, 2014
  • Days 11 and 12: La France!I guess I am going through a bout of electronic malfunctioning, because the reason I did not post yesterday was not because I didn't see any birds but because my iPad died. Since it was late in the night when Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | May 3, 2014
  • ParisToday we strolled through beautiful Paris. We wandered towards the Louvre and walked gently along through the gardens and courtyards beyond, then all the way up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. At some parts of Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | May 2, 2014
  • Tired feet in Uffizi Today we visited the Uffizi Gallery, a huge museum filled with art collected by the Medici family. It is probably the biggest tourist attraction in Florence, and today was no exception. But Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 2, 2014
  • Bits and Pieces So it's come to my attention that I am absolutely rotten at this, and my poor solitary blog post can attest to that. 
Although I have to admit it has been amazing to fall off the face of the earth Posted by helenagrace in Excuse my French | May 2, 2014
  • Modern Art of the 15th CenturyDay one in Paris and we have our plan- The Louvre, the entry a gift from Jim and Debbie. This means waking up early early to get there hopefully before opening to avoid the queue, then as many hours as Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 11, 2014
  • To ParisWe had a fast and smooth trip on the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord. We were a bit bemused when we got to that station – compared to St Pancras Station and most other stations in London, there Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | May 1, 2014
  • So Fenchy So ChicUp too too early we headed to Kings Cross (the international train station - not the drug dealing, bogan brawl capital of Sydney). As we were queued waiting to check in the fire alarm went off and there was an Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 10, 2014
  • Fontainebleau: The Forest and the ClimbsSummary of boulder areas: Saturday: Gorges d'Apremont at Apremont, at main forest area Sunday: Roche aux Sabots at Les Trois Pignon, near Noisy-sur Ecole Monday: 95.2 at La Croix Saint Jerome at Les Trois Pignon [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.c Posted by seaskimmer in Taking the Long Way Home | Apr 29, 2014
  • Fo(u)ntaine-bleau: Transpired eventsExcited! Good sandwiches. Weird sleep. Good conversation. Cool girl. Excited to re-meet people. Unsure about similarity of past and present. Pleasant and not-so pleasant re-meeting. Excited to climb and see boulders. Depressed about cold and rain. Many Posted by seaskimmer in Taking the Long Way Home | Apr 29, 2014
  • Would sir care to try the fish?We decided that this Easter, we really needed to get away. We have a lot of travel planned for the year, but it is going to be generally active and Heather needed a sunshine-hit. After a bit of research, Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Apr 29, 2014
  • From Paris to LondresFell behind in updating the blog so will squeeze 3 days into this entry! Friday saw us having a farewell breakfast with our Melbourne friends Tayla & Jan, joined by their friend from London, Lucy Ansell, who were all Posted by Melbinman in The Melbourne Martins' Grande Tour 2014 | Apr 27, 2014
  • Villefranche sur Mer and Paris, France. I decided to attend another four week session at L'Institut de Francais. As usual I had great classmates, hopefully improved my French, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Heather accompanied me and that added so Posted by douglasw in Around the World | Apr 27, 2014
  • The Tapestry of TravelThey say the early bird gets the worm, but all this bird wants is coffee. 4am wake-up is early even by my standards, but I arrived at Toulouse-Blagnac with time to spare. Flight 1 in the city hopper was short Posted by Vagabondage in I spy with my little eye | Apr 27, 2014
  • Food markets and cookery class in NiceBarbara-Ann, a qualified tourist guide, will meet you and take you to discover some of Nice's food markets. BA will engage you with the food stall sellers in order for you to appreciate the delights of the local Posted by Nice with BA in Nice with BA | Apr 27, 2014
  • Our last day in Paris. Yesterday we visited the Louvre museum along with what seemed like half of the rest of the world! There were so many people, especially crowded around a very famous painting called the Mona Lisa. You could google her to see Posted by lbaker in Ms. Baker's Trip | Apr 27, 2014
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