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Travel Blogs from Paris
... job of showing you the most of the town you are in, giving you a great background about the sights and doing it comfortably,flexibly and quickly.
It was much better than I expected, and less structured. The tour guide was a headphone commentary that was triggered by the GPS of the bus, and we could hop on & off along the way, as another bus was only 5 minutes behind.
Jumping off at the Louvre we lined up to go and ...
... this lovely place.
On our last day, we simply got on a tram and travelled to the end of the line to look at this huge city’s suburbs. Istanbul has a population of sixteen million…………R 30;not many single private dwellings. Most people live in blocks of flats. And the traffic is appallingly snarled up. They are trying to improve the public transport system………..and they need to, to get the traffic off the roads.
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... so vividly on the period TV piece.
I have already written about the family and the museum (please refer to blog #34), but this time I looked at the home from the Upstairs/Downstairs point of view--the servant's life and found it quite revealing.
So take a step back into the museum, but this time, from the back door.
... there was no rustling of wrapping paper and seeing what people had received. One tradition that we did keep was croissants for breakfast. I don't think that this was on purpose, however, as it happened to be the same breakfast we had devoured all week.
Because of the lack of 'normal' Christmas, for us it just seemed like another regular day exploring Paris. Deciding to go the other way, we found that we had missed a lot of Paris by following almost the same route each day. At ...
... saw the opulence and extreme wealth was astounding. One can easily imagine why the people of Paris were a tad unhappy living in poverty when 80% of their taxes for 70 years were used to build Versailles. However there is no proof that Marie Antoinette ever said ' let them at cake' ! It was a lovely last day in Paris. Tonight we said goodbye to Bree and tomorrow we head for London. Almost up to our last ...