Saturday, 17 September 2011 01:19

Paris to Lyon

I had to get up at 4am today so that I can catch the train.  I guess I didn't really think about my travel plans when I purchased my train tickets.  It probably wasn't the smartest thing to do but at least I made it.  I have to say though, trying to figure out how to print my ticket at Gare de Lyon was a bit tricky and I was cutting it a little close…

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Published in Lyon
Friday, 16 September 2011 07:28

Da Vinci, Durer, Michelangeo, and the Ancients

The glass pyramid greeted us as we walked through the archway towards the Musée du Louvre.  The icon of ancient Egypt has been modernized with glass and steel and placed in the centre of the Parisian building by a Chinese American architect.  It is one of the world's largest museums and draws in huge crowds to see the countless pieces of priceless works of ancient artefacts and art. I met up with Leana at the…

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Published in Paris
Thursday, 15 September 2011 06:32

Château de Versailles

I woke up early today super excited about the fact that I would be going to visit the Château de Versailles.  I have always wanted to see how royalty lived and I certainly wasn't disappointed in the least!  I saw the palace right when I turned the corner and there was probably still another kilometre before I could actually get to the building!  I arrived at 11am and the queue for tickets were already out…

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 21:42

Along the Seine

I had all day to wander along the Seine today and it was a gorgeous day out with a light breeze:  Perfect for a day of exploration.  So I decided to walk to the Eiffel Tower.  I was warned that it would be a long trek but I wasn't worried.  I knew that if I followed the river eventually I would get there. A short while after I started my trek, I saw it.  To…

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Published in Paris
Monday, 12 September 2011 16:40

Bonjour de Paris!

After all those months of preparation I am still in awe of the fact that I am walking around in the streets of Paris.  Despite the fact that my flight was delayed for more than an hour in Houston yesterday, my friend Leana's cousin, Avmeric, took us on a guided tour of the city. Our first stop was Notre Dame Cathedral.  Along the way it started to pour down rain.  It was a good thing…

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