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Made the impossimple: Versailles, Orsay, Louvre in the same day!

Made the impossimple: Versailles, Orsay, Louvre in the same day!

Jan 25th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Vayio:
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. As I indicated, you would be tired, but it can be accomplished.

To Viajero2: You ask why do it this way, and whether Paris is gone. As I told Vayio before the trip, he would find numerous posters here that would call him foolish or worse to see the sights in this fashion. You have proved me true.
The reason we did it in this fashion was that we truly did not believe we would ever be able to afford this type of trip again in the future. I scrimped and saved for the better part of two years to do it on an extreme budget with my wife and kids two years ago. Since we do not have much extra disposible income, and don't anticipate a great increase in that, given the current economic outlook, I am extremely happy and proud of the fact that my sons will be able to say they did it with their parents. Someday, they will be able to do the same if all goes well with college and their careers.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Vayio,
When I first read the headline for your post, I thought "why, WHY would anyone do that???" But, you certainly enjoyed it...you saw what you wanted to see...and that is the point, isn't it? And the beauty of this forum....everyone enjoys travel differently!!
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Jan 25th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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I say BRAVO~ travel is subjective, though I realize that some people prefer to linger for 2 hours over a single work; after years of trying to do that, I realized that I get THE most out of a museum when I sort of breeze through and check out the pieces that interest me at that moment; if I spend more then an hour or two at a single museum all of the art seems to look the same and I get to a saturation point. I have my degree in Fine Art so there it is.. if Vayio enjoyed this then I give him a high five!!!
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Jan 25th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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I totally understand wanting to get the most out of your trip--Europe is expensive and like you said who knows when you'll (if ever) get back. On my last Paris trip I did Orsay, Versailles and a night bike trip all in one day. My feet hurt, but I loved every minute of it. It's definitely not the traditional way of travelling , but it worked for me.

I think picking what you want to see is perfectly reasonable, no one has the same agenda or travel style. Who cares, it's your dime
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