Paris was AMAZING!!!!!!

Jan 10th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Holy crap! Is that real? I think I may have just found my dream job! Where do I sign up?
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Jan 10th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Loved reading your first impressions of Paris. Keep writng and please include a picture of yourself and perhaps your cousin.
After following all your questions and qualms about the trip, I feel that I know you and would love to actually see you.
In any event I am so glad that your trip was so fabulous and that ypu have joined the rest of us who feel that one trip is never enough.
I will be making my annual trip this May, I have lost track of how many trips I have made to this great city.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Love your blog. Keep on going...waiting for more about my favorite city.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 04:52 PM
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Yes, yes! More please

Loving it and so glad you are home safe, happy and in love with Paris!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Musicians on metro trains are illegal. Musicians in the corridors are sometimes authorized -- there are something like 50 or 80 official spots which are allocated by audition: http://www.ratp.fr/fr/ratp/c_18839/i...iens-du-metro/

However, the musicians are not paid, except by you.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Just a note, in our small city on Vancouver Island,( very touristy) we have musicans and street performers audition to get permits too, they are not paid, but they have to be pretty good as we don't give away hundreds of permits.

Its a way to keep the numbers down( can you imagine a different instrument playing a different song every 15 feet down the metro corridors,, plus it eliminates 'turf wars" or "who got here first "wars among the buskers..

The guys on the trains actually piss me off as I am trapped, the ones in the corridors can sound so lovely and echo-y


Love your blog so fun, keep writing! Love to hear about hotel and everything else,, I like details( but admit to be pretty bad at remembering them myself for my trip reports.

Also loved your photos taken from Montparnasse Tour.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 03:38 AM
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The guys on the trains actually piss me off as I am trapped, the ones in the corridors can sound so lovely and echo-y>>

yes, and if you are alone in a carriage with a "musician" it can be quite difficult to say no.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 05:06 AM
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Welcome to the I LOVE PARIS club! It gets in your blood, doesn't it? Glad you had such a fabulous trip.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 05:20 AM
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Add me to the "hate musicians in trains" crowd. I'm tone deaf and find them very annoying. Ditto for a lot of the ones that show up in restaurants - I bring my own entertainment. I don't see why I should pay for something I didn't ask for, and usually don't.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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I loved your blog. Please update us here with another link when you post another. My daughter and I are passing thru for about a day and a half and I plan on seeing as much as possible as my daughter is in love with Paris.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 07:14 AM
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I have so many pictures from my trip, over a thousand, but unfortunately, none of them include me! I don't really photograph, cause I figure I already know what I look like. So I dont really have any pictures of myself to post.
I hope to post another entry either Sunday or Monday, and I will let you all know when I do!
Thank you all!
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Jan 11th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Add me to the "hate musicians in trains" crowd. I'm tone deaf and find them very annoying.>>

i can assure you that they are just as annoying if you aren't tone deaf, thursdays.

we're waiting for more, pfd!
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Jan 11th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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>>I have so many pictures from my trip, over a thousand, but unfortunately, none of them include me! I don't really photograph, cause I figure I already know what I look like. So I dont really have any pictures of myself to post.

You really expect us to believe you we're in Paris for the first time, (your dream trip!) and took NO photos of yourself there? I don't buy it. I understand if you want to remain anonymous here, but there's no need to be dishonest. Tsk tsk.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Well, Doppio, I've been in Paris more than 100 times and never taken a picture of myself. It's not out of the question.

As for the accordion players, I want to run and hide the minute the métro doors open and they get on!
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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StCirq, That just seems really strange to me unless you suffer from some kind of self esteem or dysmorphia issue. The only person I know who did that was overweight and hated the way she looked. I thought she looked fine, but you can't change how people see themselves. Makes me sad, really. No pictures of you in those beautiful surroundings. If I was PFD's parents I'd be a bit disappointed not to have photos of my daughter on her dream trip.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Doppio - what nonsense. I very rarely take (or, more accurately, have someone else take) a photo of myself. I'm certainly not overweight, but I can't see how it improves a landscape or building to have me standing in front of it. I find it annoying that people who insist on having their photo taken in front of every significant sight think that that is more important than actually looking at the place.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I don't really photograph, cause I figure I already know what I look like.

Don't worry about that -- I am the same. I enjoy photographing people who want to be photographed, I do not hide like a vampire if someone insists on photographing me, but I absolutely do not require any pictures of myself.

I do get a certain pleasure if I wander over to Trocadéro alone, because I am certain to be asked 4 or 5 times to take pictures of people -- couples or solo travelers -- with the Eiffel Tower in the background. I understand the importance of it for people who will only get one chance in their life to be in such a place (or who think so even if it isn't true).
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Dammit, PFD, I keep clicking on your blog link hoping to see the next entry and still nothing! Get to work, girl!
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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People always ask me where the pictures of me are when I show them the photos I take on trips. I tell them I am in every picture; I am the one on the other side of the lens. It never occurs to me to take pictures of myself, and it would involve handing my camera to somebody else. If somebody else is taking pictures, I end up in them sometimes.

I'm really happy to read your blog, passionfruit, and to hear you had a great time after all your concerns.
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Jan 11th, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Looking forward to following your week.
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