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Paris 08 Ancien - Quartier Quinze-Vingts

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  • Day22

    Paris in an afternoon

    September 14, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I'm in Paris. The trip from Dijon was about an hour and a half. I definitely prefer travelling by train.

    My check in luck abandoned me here. Up until now if I've arrived before check in time my room has been ready. I knew I was pushing it arriving at 12 but thought I'd try.
    I was able to leave my luggage so then set out to explore the local area. Around the corner was a metro stop. "Why not?" I thought? After several goes I found the entrance for those without tickets, negotiated the ticket machine and bought a 5 day ticket.
    Next hurdle was working out how to get through the entrance gate. After trying to swipe it (like those with cards did) I realised I had to feed my little piece of paper into a slot and it popped out again 20cm further up the gate.

    I was in, now where to go? There are two lines at the station so four options. Luckily the first train I got on (without consulting the map) took me to the Louvre.
    From there I was able to find the hop on hop off bus and spent a lovely 2 hours seeing the major sights of Paris.
    By the time I had completed the circle I was ready to head back to the hotel.

    Around the corner is a small supermarket, bakery, fruit and veg shop and a butchet. I picked up enough supplies to cook tea. It was nice to have a home cooked meal.
    I have vague plans for tomorrow but apparently there is a general strike planned so I will play it be ear.

    Photos
    Eiffel tower
    Countryside between Dijon and Paris
    River Seine
    Acr de Triomphe
    Louvre
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  • Day77

    Day 77: Unwell in Paris

    May 3, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Woke up today feeling very unwell, like majorly off colour. Decided that today was going to be a rest day since we'd been going hard and busy for the last 2-3 weeks without a single rest day, so today was it.

    I spent most of the day dozing and using my laptop, while Shandos ended up heading out to a museum I think. I can't remember! Managed to finish a couple of videos later in the day when I felt a bit better.

    In the evening we headed out, as a friend and former colleague of mine worked a few blocks away from where we were staying. We had a drink with her and her boyfriend at a typical Paris brasserie, where it was good to catch up with her! I hadn't seen her since she left Galkal in mid 2012, so quite a bit to talk about! We ended up staying at the place for dinner, though Caroline and her boyfriend hurried home as they wanted to watch the presidential debate tonight - it's only a few more days until the second round of voting.

    Back home to bed where we both had an early night.
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