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Must be the season of the witch: Nikki's autumn trip to London and Paris

Must be the season of the witch: Nikki's autumn trip to London and Paris

Old Dec 1st, 2015, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for a wonderful report, Nikki. (And thanks to jubilada for reminding me that I hadn't read it!)
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Old Dec 1st, 2015, 11:51 AM
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Your writing is wonderful. You have a gift for expressing appreciation.
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Thank you, Nikki, for another wonderful trip report. It's especially nice that you were able to travel again.

We visited La Tartine a few times in the last few years-last visit was in 2014 and agree the food is no longer up to par.

I always manage to find theater tickets at the half-price ticket booth the left of Madeline church. I find going to the theater and/or the movies is a memorable Parisian experience.

Looking forward to our trip to France in April!
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Old Dec 3rd, 2015, 09:11 AM
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What a wonderful report. I was in Paris for 2 weeks in late march early April and had a wonderful time as usual. No matter what happens, I will always gladly go to Paris.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2015, 02:21 PM
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SharonG, I still smile at the memory of walking up to the door at the Bistro du Peintre and someone from the terrace calling out, "Nikki!"

It was my Cheers moment. A bar in Paris, where everybody knows your name. Even the imaginary friends you have never met. I tried to look up how long ago that was and I can't even find my trip report it was so long ago.

I really appreciate all the kind comments. While I write reports for myself, to keep the memories fresh, it is very gratifying to see that others enjoy reading them.
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Thankfully, jubi mentioned this TR on WFD or I might have missed it. Wonderful TR! I ditto what annhig said on 11/20!

How wonderful that you got the travel OK! “May the 4th be with you”—You are so clever, Nikki. I had no idea Uber is so easy to use (no smart phone) but WOW! And another wow to your John Doe and Medlar dinners and “Showstopper”. I know, it is so cool to eat and drink in the theatre—did they leave a mess on the floor? Mellow Yellow Donovan! OMG. LOL at the clothing styles and keeping your pecker up.

I was not familiar with the work of Ai Weiwei either–so googled it and I’m blown away.

[travelchat, please do a TR—Paris/Bordeaux is in my future if the fates allow.]

“I feel a surge of emotion to be in the French countryside. Another of those moments of gratitude. “--This makes everyone so happy in your behalf, Nikki. I had to laugh about white hair and its few benefits.

“One small business that does not seem endangered is the chocolate shop.--From your lips to god’s ears! How cool about the serviette holder.

I got so immersed in Paris that I didn't write as many notes as in London. Your writing style is hypnotic. As Leely2 writes, continued good health and travels!
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Thank you, Nikki, for such a lovely and detailed report. Like you, this fall I spent a week in London, followed by a week in Paris, over all Oct 7 - 22, and I, too, am a traveler who always books several special exhibits and events in advance. In the past, I did not book much in advance, and then missed getting to them for one reason or another.

I feel that as a mature woman, I am fairly invisible much of the time when traveling, but have been delighted on occasion by kindness and respect shown when least expected. But have yet to be told I am old and infirm!

I am afraid I watched too much of the terrorist news and needed to replace those images in my mind with your lovely word pictures. So I appreciate your report even more. Thanks again.
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Old Dec 11th, 2015, 04:14 PM
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Well I just found this now.

Thanks for the belated report, and for taking the time to post.

Love your informative style.
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