Tip #638: When Traveling in France

On September 12, 2016, Posted by , In travel, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #638: When Traveling in France

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Susan Heller

What I’ve learned from participating in a guided tour of France, in no particular order:

  1. make sure that you bring an adapter or two for electronics, because French electricity is 230-240 volts as opposed to American electricity at 110 volts
  2. expect small hotel rooms, and really small hotel rooms in Paris
  3. a towel on the floor of a tub or shower stall will provide needed traction
  4. say “Bon Jour” when you enter any shop, regardless of what the shop person is doing at the time
  5. tip 10% at restaurants, making sure it is in cash
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France Travelogue – 2016

On September 6, 2016, Posted by , In Travelogue,Uncategorized,Where we’ve been, By , , With Comments Off on France Travelogue – 2016

September 3, 2016

Hello, before I tell you about our jam packed day today, I have to add some other tidbits I forgot to mention.

First, the restaurant bathroom was unisex, with one stall for men, one stall for women and a sink all in the same small room. To say we weren’t expecting that would be an understatement. But we managed then and again today in a museum restroom.

Second, more about Napoleon. The reason why he always posed with his hand in front of his waist was not because of ego, it was because of intense stomach pain. When he posed, he was pressing against his stomach to ease some of the pain.

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