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leaving tomorrow for Paris - Last minute "do not forgets"?

Apr 29th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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leaving tomorrow for Paris - Last minute "do not forgets"?

Finally, tomorrow we will fly to Paris for 10 days! We were there almost 30 years ago and are excited about making this trip a more "relaxed" one. As I pack, I am wondering, "did I forget anything?" Any last minute advice? Thanks to all who helped w/ suggestions to make this a great trip - I'll return w/ reports on restaurants and sights to return the favor.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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dolciani,

Have a great time! Make sure you have some crepes with bananas and nutella when you get to Paris.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Not sure what you packed, so that makes it difficult for last minute advice. Take bandaids and moleskin. No matter how good your shoes are broken in and how much you paid for them, inevitably you will end up with blisters.

You might find cool souvenir Eiffel Tower necklaces at the foot of the ET for about 5 euros.

Have a fun trip. I admit being jealous that I'm stuck in Iowa!
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Apr 29th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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dolciani,

You are going to have a wonderful time. As my dad says, as long as you have money and your passport, you're never stuck.

Enjoy!
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Apr 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM
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Any last minute advice?

Go to bed!

Seriously, though, stop planning and relax. If you're reading Fodors for advice at this point, you're going to get all uptight and that exacerbates jet lag.

I learned this the hard way on our first trip. We were exhausted when we got on the plane and suffered 4 days' jet lag once in Paris. I now have a rule that I don't get on Fodors in the last 48 hours before leaving. You'll have a wonderful time and that last little detail you search for is not going to make one bit of difference. If you forgot to pack something you can buy it there.

So....STOP...and go get some sleep.!
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Apr 29th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Passport.
Tickets/e-ticket receipt.
Credit cards.
Medicines.
Glasses.
Everything else can be bought there if you forgot it.

And stop the mail and newspapers.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Hi D,

Read Linda's trip report on Paris currently on this board.

I always wonder about posts regarding "leaving tomorrow for -----, any last do not forgets".

Is it an announcement of their departure?
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Apr 30th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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phone charger
drivers license
Hmmm. . . .
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Apr 30th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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power transformers/convertors
all confirmations (flight/hotel)
phone numbers/addresses
photocopy of passport
write down CC #s on separate piece of paper
check weather
travel guides
any spare euros to take
city map
remove that 3rd pair of shoes from bag
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Apr 30th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Let your credit card company know that you will be using its card overseas, otherwise you could find payment for purchases denied.
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