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- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Multilingual staff
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Our crossing from London to Paris on the Eurostar went very smoothly. King's Cross Station was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel so it was easy enough to drag the luggage that far. Greg and Brett had left the hotel at 7am and headed for the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Their crossing was not so smooth as they were held up for about 3 hours because there had been an incident in the tunnel involving one of the many Libyan migrants who are attempting to get to the UK for ...
... find our way back to the hotel where the night porter offers us a cup of tea. As hilarious as the night has been it is brilliant to be near bed. Oh. How wrong we were. The night man offered to show us our room. we declined as we knew where it was, it didn't stop him. We started up the stairs won't our tea and high heels, he came to, with a gammy leg thumping behind him, the faster we went the faster he went, dragging his leg behind him. I ran as fast as my heels would ...
... but there are usually so many internet cafes in big cities. Well, we walked around 5 miles to get to an internet cafe that definitely did not exist. Yeah, I was a little distraught. We spotted an Office Depot and knew that it was not an internet cafe, but the saintliest woman in the world must have seen how desperate we were from our faces and let us use her work computer! Hallelujah, God is good.
It was actually pretty easy to get to the park! I was so happy ...
... wrong exit from another enormous station, and getting a little lost as a result. This meant a much longer walk struggling with our cases than we need have had. A good tip: take time to find the right exit! All the signs are there if you look for them! Anyway, we arrived at the Hotel Avalon only a little later than planned, and were relieved (after our bad experience in Milan) to find it really good. Pleasant, ...
... but spending time with her was by far the best part of the afternoon.
It’s a bit of a trip down memory lane for me, to hear her talk of discovering Paris. I remember my first trips to Paris, when I was a little younger that she is now. When I was 20 I came to Paris on an Ambassador College summer language program. It was organized at the last minute, so there wasn’t much structure to the program. I roomed with a single fellow in his apartment in the ...