Ibis Charles de Gaulle Paris Nord 2
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A day of travel and farewells.
Left Toledo for Madrid, again on the amazing road system.
Tunnels, 3 lanes each way, flyovers, ring roads at 50, 40 and 30 kms from the city centre.
Dropped off people until we ended up at the airport.
Still had a 5 hour wait until our flight to Paris.
Madrid airport is amazing, 3 …
... Tower and then took ferry back to Notre Dame which was closest point to our apartment. Just 20 min walk to home through some beautiful back streets with some of the best restaurants and bars. Home by 10.30 to organise for our departure tomorrow. Have arranged to have dinner with Sue Grace on Sunday night in ...
... that at the end of the view in the other direction lay the immense Arc de Triomphe. Here was Paris, saying good morning to us. Our first destination of the day was Musee de l'Orangerie, where we sat in the amazing oval rooms and looked upon Monet's water lilies. The size of the works is incredible, literally covering entire walls. No photos allowed of course, but just picture the purples, blues and greens, willowy leaves and splashes of ...
... gardens, I had read about them and saw the gates on a taxi trip. We weren't too far away so found it quite quickly. The palace there was built between 1615 and 1627 for the widow of Henry IV and is now the home for the French senate. It was beautiful there, some lovely flower beds, an orchestra playing and a large pond that small children could float wooden boats on that could be hired for 3 euros for 1/2 hour. Nice walk around park. Decided to follow a walk suggested in trip ...
... in Paris, then grabbed our bags and headed to the train station. Nathan's train to Montpellier left from a different station, but he came with me to the Eurostar entrance and waved me off. It was really sad to say bye and end our trip, but it was exciting to be heading off to cooking school.
A mean customs lady and a couple of train rides later, and I was stepping off the train in Castle Cary, Somerset, England. Time to go spend 3.5 weeks living with strangers and cooking all ...
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