Archive for February, 2013

Galeries Lafayette | A Day of Retail Therapy, Paris Style

After getting booted from our mooring in the center of Paris we hightailed it down the Seine with our tail between our legs.  Just outside the city limits we managed to find another mooring.  The good news was that it was just two blocks from a Metro station.  We literally parked in front of a very fine restaurant Cap Seguin, and ended up having a delightful dinner with Lisa’s brother and sister-in-law along with their friends. I always ...

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Am I Going To Jail In France?

No matter where you are, but especially in a foreign country, the last thing you want is a call from the police.  Lisa proceeded to hand me the cell phone with slightly raised eyebrow and a faint smile that said, ‘you really stepped in it this time.’  With great trepidation I answered in a barely audible voice, ‘Hello.’…

The man at the other end asked if I spoke French.  I told him I didn’t so he continued ...

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Exploring Paris & Finding A Flea Market Masterpiece

Welcome to Paris, the city of lights.  Around every corner there’s something new and exciting to behold.  Streets filled with history, culture and beauty.  Swaddled in the delectable smells of incredible food and wine. It’s a city that beckons the weary traveler to enjoy every morsel.  It’s a place where the beautiful parks, museums and boulevards literally beg to be explored.

As the Nazis were being driven out of Paris, Hitler gave instructions to set bombs throughout ...

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Paris The City of Lights – A Stay Unlike Any Other

Our grand entrance into the City of Lights was not what we had hoped for.  There’s a traffic control system on the Seine just before the Ile de la Cite.  It is designed to control the commercial barges and tourist vessels around the island where the Notre-Dame Cathedral is located.  Pushed by a strong current we basically ran a red light, and someone called the cops.  They were on top of us faster than you could say, “Sacre ...

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