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... to visit the Galleries La Fayette department store, Fauchon food store and wandered around other up-market areas around Madeline. A grand and expensive area. Walking back to our Hotel took a considerable amount of time as we meandered around the streets north of the Seine. It took about four hours. We are just a little foot weary. Now that we have our cards we can use the metro and buses to get ...
... my new friend had to leave to meet his buddies and we bid farewell. His next day off is Wednesday, and offered to meet again... Je ne sais pas... I was planning to go to the Louvre on Wednesday since the museum is closed on Tuesday. We will see. All that walking left me very hungry. I proceeded in the direction of the Louvre thinking that it is famous for how it is lit up at night, especially the pyramid. While going inside will be a full day adventure, ...
... was now at the very least a mile. It was crazy how long it was! We couldn't believe people would wait in such a line. We heard of 4 hour waits! Go early, it's worth it!! Upon entering the museum we headed right for the Mona Lisa. We took our tourist photos, then sat for a bit listening to Rick Steve's commentary on the painting & on the massive painting across from the Mona Lisa, The Wedding Feast at Cana, by Veronese. We followed Rick's tour for a ...
... even the cab driver is complaining, the trip takes just over 1 hr so all is well. We visit the tax refund office first to get some VAT back on goods we have purchased, this takes another hour, to get back about 50e, mainly because there is a H Kong family in front of us and they take forever to process their refund, then I see they get back about 2500e which, based on the 10 - 12% tax rate of VAT means they have purchased around 25K euro worth of ...
... it produces some great rap music and slam poetry such as Le Grand Corps Malade and his song St Denis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USqYPt1j pac. There are a lot of recycling industries here in the outskirts, recycling of people too, broken windows in a cardboard house backed up against a freeway overpass.
It was hard to leave Marty who had been so fun to travel with... his running conversation with Sat nav Susannah who got ...
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