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Aug 052012
 

Bon Jour, Merci, Parlez-vous anglais? The only three French words/phrases I’ve attempted to say. For the novice French language of you, like me, here is why Ia��m using these;

BonJour is Cheap calling plans Good Morning/Day

Merci is Thankyou

Parlez-vous anglais? is Do you speak English?

The language has been one of the most daunting things about visitingParis; however I am glad to see and know many shops have bi-lingual staff, including the Hotels, Shuttle bus driver and Restaurants. However, that is no excuse to not attempt to speak French, even if it is to ask, do you speak English?

Imagine how annoying it would be for someone asked you in French or another language a question? Would you be offended or less likely to assist them? But if they attempted to ask the question in English or ask if you speak their language, that would be polite.

My pronunciation is a little off – but they understand Ia��m not a local.

Aug 052012
 

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Bonjour!

We have arrived in Paris for our Europe stay of our holiday. Short stay of only 3 nights that I know will not be long enough to take in theA�majesticA�city.A�Our arrival began with a connecting flight through Frankfurt, Germany- then a short flight to Paris. Unfortunately no stamp in the passport, as there were no checks or customs (but I still wanted the stamp). We arrived at our beautiful hotel – The Franklin Roosevelt hotel, located nearA�the Champs-A�lysA�esA�- where they finish the Tour de France. We slept for a couple of hours, as sleeping on planes does not exist. We then went for a wander around our hotel, to find at the end of our street, a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower and what appears to be the 5th ave/Rodeo Drive of Paris.A�I’mA�talking Armani, Versaci, Dior and of course Chanel! So the #1 thing I wanted to buy in Paris, a newA�bottleA�of Chanel No. 5 was closer then I thought, and easier as the sale lady was from Sydney.

Click ‘Continue Reading’ to …well, continue reading – and see a short gallery of Paris so far (and a video of what happens to the Eiffel Tower at night)

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Aug 022012
 

"Take me out
To the ball game
Take me out
With the crowd
Buy me some peanuts
And Crackerjack
I don't care if
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Let me root, root root
For the home team
If they don't win
It's a shame
For it's one, two,
Three strikes you're out
At the old ball game!"

Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a 1908A�Tin Pan AlleyA�song byA�Jack NorworthA�andA�Albert Von Tilzer

 

Click ‘Continue Reading’ to read about our first experience at a Baseball game, with glorious PICTURES.

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Jul 242012
 

Disney, Disney, DISNEY!!!

Ok, so I amA�writingA�this post on the eve of our final day at Disney World, Florida. Three action packed days and no, we did not see it all! So day 1, we spent the day at Magic Kingdom– home of Cinderella’s Castle, Pirates of the Caribbean and the spinning tea cups. One of the most iconic parks of Disney, what wasA�meantA�to only be a 1/2 day- turned into a full day in a blink of an eye. starting in Tomorrow land, our first ride was with Buzz Lightyear andA�becomingA�a StarA�Commander followed by a visit to the Monsters Inc. laugh floor. With the day moving along, we headed to the Disney Hollywood Studios where weA�experiencedA�the Star Wars ‘Star Tours’ ride, watched the 3d Muppets show and got a autograph and photo with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story (autograph for Nephew Oliver).

 

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Jul 222012
 

Orlando, Florida – we landed here on Friday, after catching the 4.5hr Red Eye from Las Vegas, and it was not a perfect start to our Orlando visit.

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  1. Our flight was delayed 1hr so we did not depart Vegas till after midnight, on the positive side, we had time for a Mani-Pedi and massage at the airport before leaving.
  2. Shitbags on our flight who decided to turn on and off their lights and giggle at their iPad’s watching movies (come on, it the red eye flight- SLEEP). Then;
  3. We arrive at our hotel at 9am to be told we can not check in till 2pm (by paying an early check-in fee or 4pm with no fee) so on the positive, with only having 2hrs of sleep, I did a load of washing (YAY). Once our washing was finished I decided to ask if there was ANY possible way to get into our room, A�no matter the cost- to have a different front desk employee check us in at noon (no fee) ARGH!!!

So we are here. Friday that wasA�meantA�to be our first day at Disney wasA�destroyed – so now ourA�jobA�is to fit 6 paid days of parks into 5, on the positive we had our 1 and only meal at Sizzler – Yummo, we want to re-open one back in Tas.

Jul 152012
 

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Officially 1 week today, and it Vegas time baby!

Today was an early start (3:30am) to catch our flights to Las Vegas, and after 2 full on days at Comic Con and the hotel/motel in San Diego, the Aria hotel in the City Circle of Las Vegas Strip isA�AMAZING! Its a huge hotel, one of theA�newestA�built on the strip. Situated between the Bellegio and the New York New York hotels, we are in the heart of the strip. Our room is facing west, and we have just been able to see the sun set from the cool aircon of our room (currently 32deg c 7:40pm)

We had an wonderful shuttle bus driver today, who pointed out places, gave us some hints and tips about getting around, suggestIONS on what to do and see. We drove past a couple of hotels on the way- but tomorrow we will explore with our camera tomorrow and post about the Strip tomorrow night.

Today was a planned transit day- getting from one place to the other and settling in. We have not looked around much, but the joy of having 5 nights in this oasis will give us plenty of time. As we only had a small McD breakfast early this morning, we decided to hit our first Vegas Buffet- OMG… for all you Launceston people reading, it was like 4x the size of the Links @ the Cas- but this one included most drinks and had no time frame set- you can sit there as long as you like, and EAT!

 

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Jul 112012
 

So as the photo above suggests, today Ash had the chance to visit the company’s of his two top co-op games, UBER Entertainment (SMNC) and Valve (TF2 and Portal).A�This was a day he had been excited about the whole trip (apart from Comic Con) and I am writing today’sA�post as an observer/non-gamer.

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