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Paris, je t’aime

“Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to France

Home now and recovering from jetlag.  Actually, both the flight back and the time zone adjustment have gone pretty easy.  I must say that British Airways does a very good job and I love the big Airbus A380s, even in … Continue reading

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Boarding in London for Los Angeles 

Almost ready to go on a very nice and huge British Airways A380 double-decker. 11 hour flight home.  At least I’ve got some great legroom for coach.

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Heathrow Layover

It’s 10:30AM here in London and my connecting flight to LA doesn’t leave for six hours.  Getting some breakfast now and catching up with blogging on my activities yesterday in Toulouse.  I spent my final day hitting the major tourist … Continue reading

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Heading Home 

At the Toulouse airport starting my long journey home.  Including my six-hour layover in London, it’ll probably be about 24 hours door to door.  I’ve got my iPad loaded with all of the Sherlock episodes for binge watching.

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Happy Bastille Day!!!

Or, as they call it here, la Fête nationale! ​​​ ​​​​ ​

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Final Dinner in France

Having dinner at another outdoor cafe on the Capitole Plaza and then I’m going to head down to the river later for the big Bastille Day fireworks celebration.  

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Why Aren’t There Big Cafe Plazas in the US?

It seems like there are open-air cafes everywhere in France.  In a large open area, there will be several different cafes running into each other one after another.  There appear to be no reservations and people just walk by and … Continue reading

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Bicycle Tour of Toulouse Area

I had big plans to do some significant bicycle touring here in southern France.  As the map below shows, there is a series of canals that were mostly built around 200 years ago to connect the Mediterranean with the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre

I am staying here in Toulouse at this highly-rated hotel across the canal from the train station here in Toulouse.  It is a very nice, modern hotel.  After my experience at the traditional, small Hotel Del Jobo in Paris, this … Continue reading

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