alcohol, hand luggage and Paris

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1. Posted by iamme (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey everybody,
i am having a stop in paris for two days before i leave, anything highley recommended other then the basic touristy stuff?
I am also then flying rom paris-toyoko then toyoko to sydney. I have a 8 hours stop in toyoko, anybody have ideas for that.

What do you pack in you hand luggage? i mean apart from toiletris and a change of undies. Do you take alcohol on as hand luggage or as packed luggage? and does anybody know if it is ok for under 18yrs to take alcohol into australi when the age limit is 18.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...; as am a lost traveller



PS Is there a night life in paris on a wednesday night

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Most people buy alcohol duty free, so this is invariably hand luggage that way. Shouldn't be a problem to carry alcohol if you are under 18, the problem might lie in whether you can buy it being under 18.... I am not quite sure what the rules are on that in Tokyo!

What else do I carry in my hand luggage? Since Christmas my gameboy :). Otherwise some music, a magazine and my laptop. That's about it for me, most people like to have a book though :)


ps. sorry, can't help you that much with the other destinations...

3. Posted by iamme (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sam I Am

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Well, by non-touisty I guess you mean not the major sites. Almost every square-inch of Paris is filled with tourists at any given time. Here are a few places to check out:

  • The Latin Quarter.....has tons of restos and local shops, very cute and fun to walk around at night because it's so busy with both local and tourists. You can find some beautiful paintings and posters in the shops for really cheap. There are also cheap "fast food" places. I'm not talking McDonald's or anything, just windows onto the street where you can get a sandwich and soft drink for a couple of Euros. Great for when you don't want to stop to eat.

  • Jardin Luxembourg....a huggggge park on the Left Bank. It has a pond and losts of grass space to spread out on. If you're not going when it's warm, it's still worth snapping a couple pictures.

  • Montmatre.....Sacre Coeur church is a big tourist spot, but check out the little cafes of the area. Very cute, very quaint, very Paris.

  • The area around the Opera Garner is good for up-scale shopping. Also the Rue St. Honore (has all the designer for a few located on the Champs-Elysees). Even if you can't afford anything, it's fun to walk along looking at all the nice clothes!

  • Place Vendome....yes, it's really famous, but it's surprising how many people don't go there. It has the Ritz there.

So those are just a few spots, let me know if you want more info on Paris!

Katie ;)