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Old 10-10-2005, 05:28 PM   #41
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Paris is a great city and the people are very nice if you try to speak some French. Most will reply in English. On our last trip we stayed at the Best Western Regents Garden near the Arc de Triumph. It was an old doctor's mansion not like a typical BW. It was convenient to the Metro. There are plenty of great places to go in Paris and nearby but my favorite pastime is just wandering around.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:20 AM   #42
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Hmmm, just found out some info that will make me put a bigger premium on a location with first world medical facilities and not too strenuous an itinerary. Gotta re-jigger the vacation plans...
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www.skyauction.com has some outstanding values sometimes, but always a lot of variety. We've used them four or five times. Always been well pleased. Just be sure you read all the rules on each auction. There are a lot of different groupings, so be sure to search them all if you want to know everything that is offered.
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Hmmm, just found out some info that will make me put a bigger premium on a location with first world medical facilities and not too strenuous an itinerary. Gotta re-jigger the vacation plans...
Brewer,
Are you guys expecting ? If so, congrats. Hope it's nothing else serious.
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Are you guys expecting ?* *If so, congrats.* Hope it's nothing else serious.
Not quite ready to part with the specifics just yet. Humor me. Not to worry, though.
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Not quite ready to part with the specifics just yet.* Humor me.* Not to worry, though.
You stud! We'll be patient and eagerly await specifics....
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Hop one of the winter cheapo flights from EWR to Morocco.* Skip inland to Fez, and feel like you've dropped in on another planet.* It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world, IMHO.*
Fez is amazing. Some other places in Morocco are pretty amazing too. Some places are not.

FWIW, I've heard Malta is boring.

What about Mallorca? That's supposed to be incredible. Great weather, lots to do, and friendly, from what I've heard.
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FWIW, I've heard Malta is boring.
Depends on what you like to do. If you are looking for a wild party scene, forget it. OTOH, tere arre amazing pre-historic sites open to the public (UN World Heritage sites, etc.), some of the most fantastic churches I have seen in Europe, really neat crusader and Knights of St. John castles, lots of sunshine, a delightfully slow pace of life, good food, and the Maltese people, who are very welcoming. I also found it very interesting to be in a place with such a unique polyglot culture (Maltese is the only semitic lannguage written in the latin alphabet, for example).
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