Hotel Akena Maurepas
Travel Blogs from Paris
... in front of the tower and had our feast, and drank the wine straight from the bottle :). We sat there for 2 hours and just enjoyed the atmosphere. We learned that Jean shorts are in fashion for men here and that tourists are obsessed with taking pictures of themselves jumping in front of the tower. I don't get it.
Scott had some fun messing with the EI scammers who try to get you to sign a petition in support of handicapped people. They walk around the park and come up to ...
... if interested. Also, note the metro ticket out of CDG to Paris is not the the same as the packet of tickets you purchase for metro use within Paris proper -- you need to buy a special ticket out of CDG at one of green machines. Metro ride felt like the train to Jamaica in NYC, old, happily rickety with graffiti, old cars, brick buildings with nature over growing them passing us by, all under the gray, warm, cloudy sky. There was even ...
... The girl who owned it seemed nice enough, even enquiring as to what food/drinks we liked so she could leave some dinner for us in the fridge upon our arrival.
A short walk from the metro station and we arrived at the apartment complex. Greated by a coded door I rumaged around to find my phone and check my emails to see if she'd sent me the code to get in. Sigh of relief, she had. We got inside and walked up five levels of winding stairs ...
... 3 trains later and about 2 hours later, we arrived at our hotel next to Disneyland. We couldn’t check in because it was 10 o’clock in the morning and they strictly only open check-in at 3PM apparently. They thankfully put our bags in storage so we could catch the three trains back to Paris to see that tall metal thing. We got lost on the way trying to navigate their train network but we recognised the word 'Notre ...
... us that he was in control! Finally we headed off.
The countryside was dry for a long time, but eventually started becoming greener as we got a bit higher. I started wondering how I was going to find my way around in Paris, and there were announcements where I could understand the names of stations and airports being spoken, Orly, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Charles de Gaulle, but I had no idea if we were stopping at them all or which one to get off at. I decided to ...
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