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Four Days In Fez

20.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

We just came back from one of the most colorful experiences – Morocco! But first, a description of beautiful Rhonda… Rhonda was a fairly small hill-town in Andalucia, Spain and full of spectacular sights. We feel fortunate enough to have stayed in a small pub/hotel…

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Taking A Break In Seville

14.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

We had a really nice hotel room (a blessing when you are sick) and Brian was sweet enough to go out and get me some food (bread and sorbet). Unfortunately we had to miss one of the “best” flamenco shows in Seville, but perhaps we’ll…

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Taking A Break In Seville

14.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

Sintra was so cool! If we ever go back to Portugal we’ll probably stay there instead of Lisbon. The town was really cool and the castle was amazing. I wasn’t feeling too great on Monday, but it was relaxing once we got to the castle…

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Love Hate Lisbon

09.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

After another long night on the train (old, snotty, snoring people suck!) we finally arrived in Lisbon early Saturday morning. Initially looking rather uninviting, we discovered a lot of color in this city. Yes, Lisbon is pretty dirty and seems on the poorer side economically,…

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Molestado en Madrid

05.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

It was Kim’s idea to trade off days in the journal, but she hasn’t felt like writing so I will fill in the last few days. Monday saw more of Orléans and also a train ride to Blois. There was a castle there, but not…

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Not So New Orléans

02.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

We finished exploring the Louvre on Saturday and saw some amazing Egyptian artifacts. Some of it dating back to the beginning of recorded history, pretty cool! The l’Orangerie turned out to be closed (for the next two years) so we went to Sainte Chappelle and…

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Finding Web Bar

01.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

Yesterday we set off in search of an internet cafe to email home, but we couldn’t find it. We thought it was a place called “W3 Computer” but they just sold parts and said they didn’t know where “Web Bar” was (turns out it was…

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The Treading Of Versailles

30.03.2000 in Culture, Locale

Yesterday’s “splorin” brought us upon the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame was truly amazing both inside and out, especially the view from the towers – c’est magnifique! We met Sacha and Michel at a small bar in the old artists’ quarter of…

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Getting Lost In Paris

29.03.2000 in Culture, Locale

After about four hours of flight delays and a two hour shuttle ride with three different drivers, of which only one knew how to get around the city, we finally arrived at our hotel in the Jewish quarter of Paris last night at about 7:30….

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