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This is a collection of my blog entries related to short or long trips 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 | Germany in 2016 | Belgium | Tasmania 2017 | Japan in winter 2017 | Great Britain in 2017 | Australia Flying Safari 2017 | Philippines 2018 | Spain in 2018 | Alaska in 2019 |

Table of Content for trips:

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2021/12/26 Going Out in Paris During a Covid Xmas 2021
π 2021-12-26 01:01 in Paris, Trips
Another year going to Paris, Air France has had much better deals in business seats for miles, so I've been going with them again. Nice 1-2-1 layout (especially during covid):


The previous year, because of covid and no vaccines, I literally didn't go out at all, or see anything. This year I was triply vaccinated, so I went out to enjoy the city again, plenty of pictures:





nice views from top of Printemps
nice views from top of Printemps



newer building, not sure what happened there
newer building, not sure what happened there


Printemps was great to see as always:








yum but totally overpriced
yum but totally overpriced

Great to meet some of my friends for lunch while I wsa there:


Arc de triomphe:


I went to arche de la défense to check out the view and the Xmas market:












The top of the arch has a small expo each time, this time photos:



I then went to the Xmas market (remembering that it closes at 18:00 on the last day, but 20:00 on previous days). So many yummy things:











so yum
so yum

I was weak and got a seared foie gras sandwich
I was weak and got a seared foie gras sandwich

those bottles were beautiful
those bottles were beautiful

look at the patterns blown inside the glass!
look at the patterns blown inside the glass!

Random pictures while walking around in Paris:

the flower market is always nice
the flower market is always nice



that weird building again, I'm not sold
that weird building again, I'm not sold



cartoons showing the rebuild
cartoons showing the rebuild


we shall rebuild!
we shall rebuild!





it rained many days, but not every day
it rained many days, but not every day





After doing the Xmas market at arche de la défense, I did the one by jardin des tuileries:

yeah, I didn't have of those, fixed :)
yeah, I didn't have of those, fixed :)










Oh yeah, I also went shopping for the essentials. The entire row of cookies fell from the shelf into my cart :)


that's why I shop for chocolate in france :)
that's why I shop for chocolate in france :)

Back another day for some night pictures:



While I was in Paris, I also saw (click on the links):

  • Paris Cinematheque, Musee Melies

  • Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

  • Monnaie de Paris (French Mint)

  • And thankfully I managed to avoid catching covid for long enough to fly home, it was a close one:

    'Adieu les cons' is a fun movie :)
    'Adieu les cons' is a fun movie :)


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