A really impressive exhibition space, The Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Great idees how to fill that space. And again, just like the newly renovated Picasso museum: not too much, not too little. Big story. But seemingly simple put together so you can and want to digest all this   Read More ...

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My favorite streets in Paris:                                                                                                       Read More ...

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Today, a friend of ours took us on a beautiful hike outside of Paris! It was super fun because me and Jan could climb over these huge boulders. We had a picnic on the rocks and enjoyed the view, then, afterwards, we went to this little town outside of Paris and   Read More ...

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Maison Fondée en 1903. An item on A’s FAVORITES list. She’s the one appreciating chocolate the  most among all of us. This restaurant is where Parisiennes (especially the ladies and their girlfriends) go if you want a real thick hot chocolate and a Mont-Blanc pastry. These days you can get   Read More ...

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A friend of our in Paris gave me a really cool opportunity today. The guy’s brother owns a sort of catering business, and I got to cook along with them for a whole day! It was so much fun. I cooked a bunch of food, like hummus, cheese flowers, guacamole   Read More ...

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Then after soo much planning, selling the house, selling stuff, giving away stuff, storing stuff and packing some bags we left for Albuquerque Sunport on April 13, 2016. After parking the car longterm, the bus took us to the Departures and we had our tickets and luggage checked. Security next   Read More ...

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Me, mom and Jan went to the Palace of Versailles today! It was so amazing!  We had these little audio guides that were super helpful. It is amazing how decadent these people were. We only visited four of the wings in the palace, but it still took us four hours to   Read More ...

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Varied and impressive!!. Besides Notre Dame there are over a hundred churches and cathedrals in this city, and still mostly religiously active. But especially music concerts are another public use because the sounds can be terrific and they are available venues. We experienced two extremes. In the Church of St.Louis (named after   Read More ...

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Bonjour. The 1st of May we took a stroll through Paris with a friend of a friend telling us all about the city. Some of the quays along the Seine were closed off for traffic and only for walking, rollerblading, sitting in the sun. A plan to close off those   Read More ...

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Jan, me and dad had a scary adventure on the subway today. We were going to see the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Élyées. It was so beautiful! We walked under the arc, and saw the eternal flame set for the soldiers who died in the all the wars   Read More ...

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The Musée Picasso in Paris! With a special exhibit of Picasso sculptures. I was especially impressed by these sculptures. Located in the Marais in Paris.

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Jan has found his favorite place to play soccer in Paris! Just around the corner at Arènes de Lutèce, an old Roman amphitheatre. He has two new French friends there, and they meet every evening. Jan played soccer in Jardin du Luxembourg as well (although not on all the beautiful   Read More ...

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I have decided to start a shoelace and shoe collection. The shoes will all be converse, and the shoelaces all neon bright. Today, my brother walked into a sport store to look at some soccer balls. I was bored, so I looked around. Then, at the checkout stand, I saw   Read More ...

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Went to the Père LaChaise today. It is a huge graveyard in Paris, and a lot of famous people are buried there. For example we saw Gèricault, the painter of The Raft of the Medusa. (A famous painting hanging in the Louvre.)  It was super creepy, but really beautiful. If   Read More ...

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The little street we live on has an open market every Saturday and Sunday. We went to see it this morning. There were so many different choices for breakfast, we had a hard time choosing. But eventually, we did get some fresh bread with meat and super strong and smelly   Read More ...

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We’ve only been in Paris for about a week, and already I’m completely in love with the food here. All the different cheeses, the baguettes, the croissants, it all tastes amazing! Breakfast here is a celebration. Everyday someone goes out and gets a baguette and four croissants. You take those   Read More ...

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Went to the Louvre today. It was so beautiful! The Louvre is a museum housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a   Read More ...

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We had the most beautiful bird’s eye view of Paris today. It was a 704 stair climb + an elevator, but so worth it. We walked from our apartment to the metro, and from there we went to the La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, the metro stop just before the Eiffel Tower.   Read More ...

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