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France 2011

Paris, France

October 2011

2011-10-06
In flight — Lufthansa LH455 depart SFO @ 2:20 pm
2011-10-07
Paris (1) — Arrive to FRA Frankfurt at 10:00am. Lufthansa LH1034 depard FRA @ 12:05pm; arrive CDG at 1:15pm.
2011-10-08
Paris (2) —
2011-10-09
Paris (3) —
2011-10-10
Paris (4) —
2011-10-11
Paris (5) — Shopping at Monoprix; dinner at Rue Jacob with Sarah, Julia, Brianna
2011-10-12
Paris (6) — Lunch at Cèpe & Figue in the Latin Quarter; dinner at Roger la Grenouille - cod for dinner and creme brulee foie gras for dessert
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Berlin, Germany (4 nights)

October 2011

2011-10-13
Berlin (1) — Board Air France AF2034 $647.40 and take off from CDG Charles de Gaulle at 12:55pm. Land in Berlin at TXL Tegel, Otto Lilienthal at 2:35pm. Stay at Circus Hotel in Mitte.
2011-10-14
Berlin (2) — Circus Hotel
2011-10-15
Berlin (3) — Circus Hotel; ate at Restaurant Ruz
2011-10-16
Berlin (4) — Brunch at the Russian Restaurant Pasternak; dinner at La Dolce Vita; stay Circus Hotel
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Paris, France

October 2011

2011-10-17
Paris (7) — Check out of Circus Hotel $588.37. Arrive to TXL Berlin airport and have lunch at Leysieffer Bistro. Board Air France AF1735 and take off at 12:50pm. Land in Paris at CDG at 2:35pm. Dinner at L'Epi d'Or.
2011-10-18
Paris (8) — Dinner at Baan Thai, Les Halles with Sarah, Jen, and Guillaume
2011-10-19
Paris (9) — Shopping at Supermarchés Paquet
2011-10-20
Paris (10) — Dinner of steak-frites with Michelle at Le Relais de l'Entrecote
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Basque Region, Spain

October 2011

2011-10-21
Bilbao (1) — Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; tapas and beer at Bar Rio Oja; stay at Hotel Sercotel Coliseo
2011-10-22
Bilbao (2) — Rent the white Mercedes-Benz B-Class from Atesa Car Rental in Bilbao and drive to Rioja region for wine tasting; shopping at Zara for hip jacket, stay at Hotel Sercotel Coliseo.
2011-10-23
San Sebastian (1) — Pension Ondarra
2011-10-24
San Sebastian (2) — Dinner at Restaurante Urepel; Pension Ondarra
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Paris, France

October 2011

2011-10-25
Biarritz (1) — Check out of Pension Ondarra $304.19; took the train to Biarritz $22.60; toured around for the day; dinner at La Crêpe Dentelle, had the nice Calvados; stayed at Hôtel Val Flores
2011-10-26
Paris (11) — Train back to Paris
2011-10-27
Paris (12) —
2011-10-28
Paris (13) — Dinner at Roger la Grenouille
2011-10-29
Paris (14) — Visited Petit Palais; Ate at L'ourcine Restaurant Traditionnel
2011-10-30
Paris (15) — Visited Musée de l'Orangerie; went to Le Petit Bain and saw Mike Watt and the Missingmen
2011-10-31
Paris (16) — Ate an outsanding dinner with some culinary studends at Frenchie $166.05.

November 2011

2011-11-01
Paris (17) — Visited Parc des Buttes Chaumont
2011-11-02
Paris (18) — We buy a ticket for SNCF  TGV train 2707, voiture 17, place assise 55, 56 for €123.60 ($170.) We depart Gare de l'Est at 6:57am and head east toward Reims. We arrive to Gare de Reims at 7:42am. We tour the Reims Cathedrals, walk to Veuve Clicquot Champagne house cellar and taskting room $44, visit Pommery $36, taste at Mumm $36, and have dinner at Le cafe de Reims. We take the evening SNCF TGV train 2762, car 16, seats 45 and 46 back to Paris for €123.60. We depart Reims at 8:15pm and arrive to Paris at 9:00pm. What a day.
2011-11-03
Paris (19) — went to Le Petit Bain and saw Cheikh Lô
2011-11-04
Paris (20) — Ate at Bread and Roses, rue Madame; toured Jardin du Luxembourg, visted Église Saint-Sulpice
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Portugal

November 2011

2011-11-05
Lagos (1) — Macarons from Ladurée. We take off from ORY Paris Orly on easyJet 4275 at 4:35pm $459.94 and land in FAO Faro Portuga at 6:15pm. We barely catch the last train to Lagos. We walk to Hotel Vila Galé Lagos.
2011-11-06
Lagos (2) — Tour Lagos. Lunch at the seaside O Camilo cafe $23. Hotel Vila Galé Lagos
2011-11-07
Lisbon (1) — We take the train to Lisbon. Check in to Hotel Lisboa and ate at Restaurante Alfaia Garrafeira
2011-11-08
Lisbon (2) — Hotel Lisboa; ate dinner at SEA ME Peixaria Modernapan>9
Lisbon (3) — Hotel Lisboa; ate dinner at SEA ME Peixaria Moderna
2011-11-10
Lisbon (4) — Hotel Lisboa - We tour Sintra. For dinner we eat at A Baiuca in Alfama and experience fado vadio
2011-11-11
Porto (1) — There was a train strike going on so we take the Rede Expressos bus from Lisbon to Porto at 3:00p; Stay at Eurostars das Artes
2011-11-12
Porto (2) — Eurostars das Artes; Lunch at Dom Tonho along the riverside.
2011-11-13
Porto (3) — Eurostars das Artes; Dinner at Postigo do Carvão
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Paris, France

November 2011

2011-11-14
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2011-11-15
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2011-11-16
Paris (23) — Dinner with Richard at his place. Had Champagne, Époisses de Bourgogne cheese, the wrapped chicken
2011-11-17
Paris (24) —
2011-11-18
Paris (25) — Grand Palais, Arc de Triomphe
2011-11-19
Paris (26) —
2011-11-20
Paris (27) — Visited the Sunday Boulevard Raspail market, bicycle ride along the Seine, sunset in the Tuileries Garden
2011-11-21
Paris (28) — Visited Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
2011-11-22
Paris (29) —
2011-11-23
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2011-11-24
Paris (31) —
2011-11-25
Paris (32) —
2011-11-26
Pairs (33) —
2011-11-27
Pairs (34) —
2011-11-28
Pairs (35) — Lunch at Chez Janou with Mark and Jen
2011-11-29
Pairs (36) —
2011-11-30
Paris (37) — Visited La Sainte-Chapelle, climbed the Eiffel Tower with Jen

December 2011

2011-12-01
Pairs (38) —
2011-12-02
Flying home — We take off from CDG Charles de Gaulle on Lufthansa LH2231 at 1:00pm and land in MUC Munich Franz Josef Strauss at 2:30pm. We tranfer to Lufthansa H458 and take off at 4:00pm and land at SFO San Francisco at 5:15pm. Chip has a limo waiting for us at the airport.
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