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Jun 2, 2005 - Paris, France

Back to the city of love and how fitting, since we have all fallen in love with Montmarte, the Bohemian disctrict of Paris where a white church stands splendidly and artists line the sidewalks selling their paint on a canvas in many designs. Also, it's the home of the Moulin Rouge and a lot of hoes.

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Jun 1, 2005 - Getting my feet under me in Paris

Bonjour! I thought that I would have posted something earlier, but I really didn't have the energy until now. The morning I left San Francisco was beautiful and I had a really pleasant breakfast with mom, Eric, Tanya, Josh and Jenn at Oliveto's in Oakland. I had such a nice time, that when my plane took off, part of me wished that I wasn't on it - luckily, it was just a small part, and not too hard to repress. :) My morning was busy, I woke up my mom at 6am for a password to her laptop, spent a good deal of time on the phone with Apple tech...

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European Shenanigans

Jun 1, 2005 - PARIS BIKES

Yay! This was great! Walked 1 1/2 hr to Eiffel Tower and met very American but not too annoying tour guide. Very thorough but not too tiring tour. Saw practically everything in Paris and helped us to choose what to visit in more detail. Had a beautiful lunch in a park with ducklings and lots of real french ppl around us! After the tour we got a yummo crepe with guide who turned out to be pretty cool. Then we went all the way up the E Tower and saw all of Paris!! Great experience. Headed toward Champs Elysees but realised had more time in a...

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May 31, 2005 - Paris!

The drivers here live up to every expectation that has been built up around them. I however, would like to say that the pedestrians also should get a reputation as being, well, shall we say, cavalier? We are here, we are checked in to our home for the next two weeks, and Mme. Palmer has set us up with an internet connection. The studio (but not in the sense we know it in the States) is beatiful. The building is probably 18th century, and the street out front is barely one lane wide. Andrea has just pointed out that there are more chairs in...

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May 30, 2005 - un bon marche

shopping, shopping, shopping. mostly consisting of tres cher (really darn expensive) boutiques, and some sweet accessories stores. more walking ensued. we did have another epiphany however. in france, it's never to late to have an espresso, and it's never to early to have a beer. i love this country.

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May 29, 2005 - Paris...city of heights

First of all, why the city of heights? Well, in our week there, we climbed - the Notre-Dame towers, to find the Hunchback - L'Arch de Triomphe - the Eiffel Tower - LOTS of churches (some of them have lots of stairs) - eight thousand Subway stairs For an eloquent description of touristing Paris, you can go to any travel guide. We would be entirely ineffective at that. But here are our impressions: - Paris thinks BIG. The monuments and statues are all bigger than one expects. Versailles, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, all the squares and...

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May 28, 2005 - we in the red light district!

so we got into paris. we walk to our hotel from the train station, and i swear, i am going to absolutely murder sta travel. how can they in good faith put people in these places? don't get me wrong. the hotel is very nice, clean, and has a pleasant staff (all the french are pleasant--sarcasm, sarcasm). but this friendly hotel is literally in the midst of sodom and gomorrah. fortunatly, the metro stop is not that far. and we've really only had a couple of cat calls before our smoldering detroit "don't even go there, i will KILL you" sneers...

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May 26, 2005 - Primeiro dia em Paris

Ao chegar em Paris, fomos direto para Sacre-Coeur, pois era caminho para o Centro de Paris. A cidade é linda em todos os aspectos: arquitetura, paisagem, mistura de raças, etc. A Sacre-Coeur é uma basilica que pode ser vista de varios locais de Paris, devido sua amplitude e localizaçao (Norte). Foi construida entre 1876 e 1910. Apos essa rapida visita, fomos ao Moulin Rouge que foi um cabare de grande circulaçao no inicio do séeculo. Atuamente ele é apenas uma casa de espetaculos e dança. Ja estavamos exaustos com a viagem e fomos em...

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LuLe Europa 2005

May 24, 2005 - Ca y est, j'ai enfin créé mon blog...

Modeste étape franchie aujourd'hui : la création de mon "blog" ! Soyez indulgents, pour le moment je tatonne, j'espere qu'en un an je serai devenue une pro du blog et que mon site sera pas trop mal... Je profite de ce premier message pour remercier du fond du coeur tous les participants à ma petite fete dimanche ! (y compris le soleil ;o) ) Ca m'a vraiment touchée que vous ayez préparé la chanson, le quizz... Et bien sur l'appareil photo est TOP !! D'ailleurs si vous voyez des photos au-dessus de ce texte c'est que mon essai pour les mettre...

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May 18, 2005 - Paris (Orsay), France

Not much to tell really. I am here, outside of Paris to work with a colleague who is knowledgeable on the experiment I am going to be doing next week in CERN. He just returned from holiday and this is the only time we can meet. There are three main groups working on this project. There are the laser guys, I don't bother them. There are the people from Orsay who are working on part of the data collection and have contributed the data acquisition system and then there is my data collection station. Serge, is from Orsay but knows the...

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Living in Leuven

May 16, 2005 - Good-bye Morocco

Well, it's my last week in Morocco...I am currently preparing for exams and writing final papers, and then it's off to France!!! For great food, company, culture, family, relaxation, decompression and preparation for my trip around the world! You can reach me on my cell phone in France at 011.33.6.23.44.43.02 at any time between 23 May and 13 June, or at my home phone in Rennes between the 28th of May and June 8th at 011.33.2.99.83.40.43. I would love to hear from as many people as possible before I embark on my intese voyage, when I will...

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May 14, 2005 - France -- Paris

Day 41 - Sat May 14 Paris (Chris) Ok, we rolled into Paris, new train station, new language barrier, new weather: pouring rain. After some trepidation we figured out their metro system and got to the hotel without incident. Other than a un-Seattle-like drenching. Our hotel is in a very cute neighborhood on a street called Rue Cler, which can be a bit like the Pike Place Market at times but with far stinkier cheese. I can often smell the cheese stores (fromagerie) before I see them! The hotel took our bags and we had to find food fast before...

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