paris hotel delemas !!

Dec 26th, 2009, 02:08 AM
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Thanks Tod! I can tell you have a great love of Paris!

Choosing this hotel has been the most stressful part of the planning but hopefully it will have been worth the effort!

I will be happy to take a photo for you of the Grandes Ecoles court yard, just drop me an email closer to the date to remind me. My address is [email protected]

Will be there from the 3rd of Feb.

cheers Tony
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Dec 26th, 2009, 04:04 AM
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My pleasure Tony8028 - Yes, I do love Paris more and more after each visit. Next year our 11th/12th -can't quite remember! I will email you closer to the time. I will try and include some little anecdotes about the area taken from my most precious and well-travelled paperback entitled "Around and About Paris" by Thirza Valois. She leaves no stone unturned and I never travel without her 3 books.
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Dec 26th, 2009, 07:13 AM
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Congrats on finding a place and have a great trip. Happy Travels!
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Dec 26th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Bad grammar wasn't the issue: confusion was. I spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out what a delemas was; it sounded Greek.
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Dec 26th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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Underhill, then I hope it was an educational journey for you!
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Dec 27th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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Can't help smiling here at Underhill's furrowed brow - were you thinking Dolmas that unusual Greek vineleaf wrapped titbit?!! LOL!

Tony8028 you are a good sport!
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Dec 27th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Confusion here, too, until it dawned on me it was dilemmas. I thought he was talking about a particular hotel named Delemas.

And yes, he's a good sport.
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Dec 27th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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And I'm not as nasty as I seem either.
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Dec 29th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Ahoy Tony, me mite:!:

Why didn't you tell us that you're 'strian...many of us are aware that 'strians play rugby with the English language..kicking it all over the place. But if you think you were targeted by the above pickies because of only one little spelling error, then you could have tossed some 'strian right back at 'em.

"strian-speak":

eggshner something you turn on when the house or car
is uncomfortably hot

eyedeen.. more than 17, less than 19

mite .. partner, buddy, friend, spouse

There's much more...but the thread has come off the spool.


Cheers...open up another Foster's and enjoy!

stu tower

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While in the pantheon area, be sure to stroll down unique Rue Mouffetard...very colorful, multi-ethnic street,shops, restaurants, cafes, music, etc.
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Dec 30th, 2009, 01:39 AM
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tower, i think that speech was too good to waste on a simple blog....you should be out on a ledge at the very least

Thanks indeed for the Rue Mouffetard tip, will CERTAINLY be on the list. That's one delema fixed
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Dec 30th, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Send a bit of a report after your trip. I'm anxious to read about Paris, your choice of neighborhood and your hotel especially.

Have a great trip!
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Dec 30th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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tony, I love your orthographic independence and admire your sense of humor! Please do report back on the hotel. And have a wonderful trip.
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Dec 30th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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I DESPISE the Rue Mouffetard.

I was afraid my Loewe wallet was going to be nicked whilst standing in line to pay for my Coke Lite at the Franprix. The bloke in front of me looked like he hadn't washed his hair since Mitterrand was in office.

Tres dreadful!

This is not the Chanel set walking about, sweetie darling.

Thin,
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Dec 30th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Thanks Leely2...I will be sure to report back on how it all turned out ! The trip in total is departing Sydney...NYC/Paris/Bruges/Amsterdam/Bangkok/Home - over around 3 weeks.

The thing that struck me most about people having a go at my spelling is...what if English wasn't my first language? What if I had a disability...a brain injury etc etc...? I don't have any of those things, but people shouldn't be so quick to humiliate others in a public forum over something as irrelevant (to travel) as speling.

Personally I wasn’t offended and enjoyed the banter, but I think people need to be sensitive to others.

And yes, I did spell "speling" incorrectly just to highlight the point!
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Dec 30th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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The bloke in front of me looked like he hadn't washed his hair since Mitterrand was in office.

Thin, sweetie, it must be difficult for you to come off your pseudo-socialite perch. Besides, that was my grandson...and he does wash his matted hair once every month or two, rain or shine. I'm sorry he didn't get your Loewe wallet...his mom would have loved it.

Tony..pay no heed, and take my word, mite, you'll enjoy a visit to Rue Mouffetard , since you'll be lodging in the immediate vicinity anyway.

stu (you've certainly shown yourself to be a good sport..happy travels, sounds like a superb trip)
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Dec 30th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Mr. Tower, please leave the Borscht Belt humour to Aduchamp.

You are a very accomplished writer and traveller, but you are decidedly not funny.

Thin,
who does not perch but exists in a celestial twilight far above Fodorville
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Dec 30th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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The rue Mouffetard does absolutely nothing for me, FWIW. All that meat on a stick sweating in the summer sun is not attractive. Plus the goat's heads with fur in the boucheries are not what I want to see in Paris - in Tunisia, fine.
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Dec 30th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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Have a good trip Tony and hope you encounter some of our feline friends along the way. You've drawn out some good advice with that cunning ploy and as a bonus everyone here should now be able to spell 'dilemma', even if we're still struggling with 'accommodation' and don't know the difference between 'its' and 'it's'.
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Dec 30th, 2009, 06:13 PM
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farrermog...Yes Feline friends for sure ! In some hotel reviews people have said "i didn't like the fact that they had a cat in the hotel" and that's when I was certain it was the right hotel for me!

We'll be missing our 3 furry boys, so it will be lovely have some feline company !
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Dec 30th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Thin: I'm so glad you've been released from Fodor banishment. I've missed your sense of humor. Happy Travels!
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