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  1. #1
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    6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    This summer my family (wife and 3 children) and I went on an adventure. We visited 6 European countries in 10 Days. It was an amazing trip and we did every mode of transportation (train, plane, boat, bus and car). We visited France, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany. Here is part 1 of the trip report. Here is an article I wrote with some tips based on my experience.

    Day 1
    We left from Miami on time for our flight to Paris. We would have a 12-hour stop-over in Paris for 12 hours before going on to London.

    The Air France plane was great. We had our own individualized DVD players. The time went by quickly as we watched movies. We arrived early morning in Paris.

    Our plan was to take the train from the airport to the Eiffel Tower. The immigration line at the Paris airport was the longest I have ever seen entering a country. We lost an hour in France immigration. We took the number 3 to the Eifel tower. We had great view of the countryside. We spend about 2 hours in the city before getting back on the train.

    We soon realized we got on the wrong train. We tool 3b instead of 3a. Luckily the trains went in the same direction in a “wish bone”. All we had to do was get to the middle of the wish bone and catch the other train back to the airport.
    Our connecting flight was delayed by 45 minutes. It was another Air France flight, so we were happy. Delay at airport. London. My cousin and his girlfriend picked us up from the Airport. We would be staying in Brixton.


    Paris Airport Train Station


    Shriek in French


    The Train


    Graffiti


    My name...I am sure the say it right..DWL


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    Notre Dame train station


    Vendor selling Eiffel Tower replicas


    Eiffel Tower


    Me in front of the Eiffel Tower


    Under the Eiffel Tower
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France


    Vendors Selling Replicas


    This looks like an apartment building


    Took a picture of the Shirt...LOL


    apartment building
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    OOH LA LA - lovely start Xavier -can't wait to see and hear the rest of the trip - sounds wonderful!

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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    Looks great Xavier! Funny last night we were talking about such a trip as we think the youngest is now old enough to appreciate it!
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    Thanks Jazz. More to come.

    Kia, if you need the spreadsheet I used let me know...lol..also see the article I wrote with tips
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    Great start on trip report. Europe is of great interest to me. Thanks.
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    oh my gosh ... I am gonna be loving this one!!

    I spent nuff time traveling all over England in my past life ... spent some time in Paris as well. LOVED the city and dream of getting back one day ~ not the other countries tho.

    I hope we get to see the children - I bet they have Grown UP!!

    YeeHaa ~

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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    gotto ask what are you going to do ?....Thjat is one day in each country the remaining 5 is spent traveling...

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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    Xavier I visited Paris last year and was surprised by how dirty it was. Their subways reminded me of New York City in the 80s, dirty and full of graffiti. I have never seen so much pigeon droppings in all my life as what I saw at the Gard do Nard. I was amused by all the street vendors on the Champs Elysees. I preferred London though, very clean. I too stayed in Brixton.
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    Re: 6 European Countries in 10 days...Part 1 - Paris, France

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Xavier</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
    Eiffel Tower


    Me in front of the Eiffel Tower
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    very cool!
    Keep the faith . .

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