Hotel Donjon Vincennes
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Today was our first day in Pairs and we had a very late start. I woke up around 9:00am but didn't eat breakfast till almost 11:00am. When we finally did decide to leave our apartment we started by just walking around the streets of Paris. It wasn't very busy around where we were staying and I think that was because it was Bastille day in Paris. Bastille day is a day where people celebrate with parades and fireworks. After wondering around for ...
... where we said goodbye to some of our party as they headed onto other adventures around Europe. The rest of the group stayed in a hotel quite a way out of town. Given the lateness of the hour (and France were playing their world cup match), we had dinner locally in a few groups. It was a lovely end to a great tour, and everyone that is able will be planning to come back next ...
... walk from our place, along a few side streets to Champ de Mars, down a few more side streets and we would be there.
Great in theory… Not so good in practise..
With a little help from some locals, we managed to make it ahead of time, only to find the place completely locked up with a homeless man sleeping in the doorway..
Sheesh, he must have had a cold night... :(
Recalling the fact that very little happens in Paris before 10.00am, and we were early, I showed Brad ...
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On the way back into town we stopped by the Arc de Triumph before heading to the hotel to get ready to go out to the opera grainer for a performance. We left with enough time to eat over by the opera only to realize we left our tickets at the hotel! So I ended up grabbing some crepes from the street vendor while Alex ran back for the tickets. Best decision ever! We had Ham & cheese and chicken ...
... Tangiers took about three hours.......no speeding tickets again! We pass through the city of Tetouan nicknamed White Pigeon. The houses here are painted white. It is one of two major ports in Morocco that is on the Mediterranean Sea.
We arrived in Tangiers. I couldn't get over how westernised this city was. Lots of International Car companies work out of here and other industries are bringing their factories ...
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