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This is a collection of my blog entries related to short or long trips I, or Jennifer and I went on.
I have some master pages for some specific locations/trips:

Paris over many years | Australia over many years | Canada over many years | Japan over multiple trips | Italy in 2011 | France in 2013 | Indonesia in 2013 | Japan in 2013 | Japan in 2014 | Taiwan in 2014 | Indonesia in 2014 | New Zealand in 2015 | Japan in 2015 | Costa Rica in 2015 | Singapore in 2016 | South Korea in 2016 | Japan in 2016 |

Table of Content for trips:

More pages: February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 October 2012 September 2012 June 2012 April 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 May 2010 January 2010 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 January 2009 December 2008 August 2008 February 2008 January 2008 October 2007 July 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 October 2006 August 2006 July 2006 April 2006 March 2006 January 2006 December 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 April 2005 December 2004 October 2004 July 2004 June 2004 January 2004 January 2003 January 2001 August 1997



2012/12/27 Visiting the Futoroscope in Poitier
π 2012-12-27 00:00 in Trips
I had gone to Futuroscope almost 20 years ago back when I still lived in France, and my dad was performing magic there.

Since then, I had wondered how it had changed, and figured Jennifer might enjoy it, so we went just after Xmas (thankfully they had english translators earbuds for most shows).

Getting there was very convenient. A TGV gets you right there, you walk across a bridge, and you're in the park. Couldn't have been easier. The weather wasn't fantastic, but that also meant manageable lines, which was good.




We did most of the park the first day, and finished it the next morning where we took a bit more time since our train wasn't going to leave before 13:30 no matter what :)
While I thought the park had a bit too many Imax/Omnimax movies (6 different ones), we still had a good time.

Below are some pictures:

Views of the park:






Random atractions:




I got the most points shooting in the entire room in that game :)
I got the most points shooting in the entire room in that game :)

The evening show was actually quite good. Almost as good was World of Color in Disneyworld California:






After the first night, we were able to walk to our hotel, come back the next morning, finish the park well in time for taking the earlier train back home.

2012/12/26 Cars Displays in Paris' Champs Elysées
π 2012-12-26 00:00 in Cars, Trips
Over Xmas, we walked the Champs Elysées, and we used the opportunity to visit the car manufacturer displays that are there.

For just $100, you can drive these for 20mn, but doing so in Paris is kind of futile...



Toyota:


nice sim
nice sim


Renault had a nice prototype on display:




Citroën still had their multiple time WRC winner rally car:







Mercedes:




Peugeot also had a non working prototype, like Renault:


looks nice, but worthless if not for sale
looks nice, but worthless if not for sale

nice Xmas tree :)
nice Xmas tree :)

2012/12/26 Yearly visit of Paris over Xmas
π 2012-12-26 00:00 in Paris, Trips
Like every year, here are a few pictures from Paris over Xmas. This year wasn't nearly as cold, and there were a few nice days:


Louis Vuiton is happy to sell you simple handbags for as many thousand euros you're willing to pay
Louis Vuiton is happy to sell you simple handbags for as many thousand euros you're willing to pay

We then walked by the little Xmas houses (think winter wine and art festival):


Vin chaud. Oui!
Vin chaud. Oui!



Macaroons! :)
Macaroons! :)

Piggie :)
Piggie :)

Chocolate tools and gears
Chocolate tools and gears


Made it to the end, time to turn around
Made it to the end, time to turn around






going nowhere, fast
going nowhere, fast




and we walked all the way back from l'obelisk to the arc the triomphe, time to go home
and we walked all the way back from l'obelisk to the arc the triomphe, time to go home

While there, we also went to see car displays, with went on its own page.

A few days later, we went to visit le Marais, which I actually had never seen before. We stopped by a fair amount of little stores, which my dad loves doing:


Started from centre pompidou, with a silly long line we avoided
Started from centre pompidou, with a silly long line we avoided


awesome scenes from top french movies
awesome scenes from top french movies


that is an inventive bakery :)
that is an inventive bakery :)



Place des Vosges, which I had never seen
Place des Vosges, which I had never seen



House of Victor Hugo
House of Victor Hugo

more stores
more stores


more chocolats
more chocolats




A couple of pictures from Auchan:



And before going home, we went to la Villette, citée des sciences et de l'industrie with special expo on Léonard de Vinci






an actual flying RC bird
an actual flying RC bird

Léonard had thought about it, just didn't have the technology back then
Léonard had thought about it, just didn't have the technology back then


And this is it for Paris this year. Not a whole lot, but I've already posted a lot of pictures in the past.

  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/trips/post_2006-01-06_Visiting-Paris.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/trips/post_2007-01-07_Paris-_-Louvre-Photos.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/trips/post_2008-01-07_1-week-in-France.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/trips/post_2010-01-04_A-few-pictures-from-Paris.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/trips/post_2011-12-24_Pictures-of-Paris-over-Xmas-2011.html
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