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Old 08-14-2014, 07:22   #6431
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I'm back! Well, I've been back since Saturday but jet lagged until this morning. I must say that I wasn't that impressed with Paris. The attractions were nice but the city infrastructure, people and the transportation system were not that great. We attended my sister's wedding in Ottawa as well and that was wonderful! It was also fantastic seeing my mom again after 4 years.. She's 72 now and on insulin (which she rarely takes) and she just won't eat properly despite my talking to her about eating right. She goes in next week to get eye treatment as a result of retinopathy.

I did... cough... cheat a little but all in all I stuck to eating low carb thanks to the great restaurants in Ottawa that allowed subbing out of fries etc.

Anyway, off to work and reporting a morning number of 5.0 (90).

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99 (5.4) this morning

Welcome back CD! DH and I go to Paris in December...our first trip. I wonder if it is not the same if you can't eat the crusty bread?

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99 (5.4) this morning Welcome back CD! DH and I go to Paris in December...our first trip. I wonder if it is not the same if you can't eat the crusty bread?
Thanks! I think any Paris trip needs to be well organized. I thought I had done so but I was proved wrong. We thought we would be able to walk everywhere but that was a mistake and we ended up buying metro tickets much of the time.
The problem with transportation is that many of the various modes i.e. Subway, tram or commuter train all have different costs and limitations especially when it comes to transfers. It was very confusing and irritating! I should have purchased hop on/hop off bus tickets for 3 or four days and done all of the sightseeing with that. Then we could have spent the rest of our time enjoying the restaurants and walking along the Seine without feeling so stressed the entire time.

I never really enjoyed bread anyway so not being able to eat any wasn't a big problem. Even walking past all those glorious looking desserts was easy.

If you are going to visit Pierre Lachaise Cemetery then give yourself half a day at least for that! It's huge! The lineups are incredibly long for everything but we bought a Paris Museum Pass and that was good for most places and allowed us to skip most lines. We took the stairs up to the Second level of the Eiffel Tower which was less costly, no line and better exercise.

Finally, you should be aware of all the scams going on there which was what really ruined our experience and Paris really needs to get under control! You can see some of them on you tube but we witnessed three types.

1) The ring scam where a person "finds" a ring on the ground and asks you if it is yours. It's typically a gold wedding band. When you say it isn't and they say it's not theirs, they will then try to sell it to you for 5€ or so. The ring is obviously not real gold. I prevented a Spanish woman from getting taken by this scam and was shouted at by the man doing the scam.

2) The petition scam where a number of "deaf" women ask you to sign a petition helping to raise awareness for deaf people in Paris. After you sign, they then tell you that you need to pay and claim it's obligatory! We walked away without paying and only realised later that they spoke to us when they were supposed to sign! Duh!

3) at Sacre Coeur, there are a number of people with string in their hands and they will try to loop the string around one of your fingers and then proceed to make a bracelet with the string telling you it's free but then asking for money afterwords. We fell for that one and it ended up ruining our entire day.

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Thanks for the warnings!

I absolutely adore hop-on/hop-off buses. I wish every city in the world gave me that combination of freedom and control.

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The one scam that CD missed is the (usually North African) woman and child with a handwritten note (in English) begging for charity - usually found around the Gare du Nord (Eurostar) terminal.

Whilst I'd prefer to say that the capital of my adopted country is wonderful, I'm sorry to say that the tourist experience in London strikes me as much more interesting.

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174 this morning.

I'm so glad you're back, CD! I am now at a Best Western motel somewhere in the wilds of eastern Ohio.

I've not encountered any scams, although I've not yet had the motel coffee...

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119 this morning. Drat.

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Ronnie is 113 this AM and with a new resolve to work to recover his skills lost due to his stroke. We are adding back the nutritional supplement that seems to help his apraxia and cognition even though it has an objectionable amount of carbs. We are already seeing improvement.
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The weather here is not typical. Ronnie says it is too cool to sit on the porch to drink our morning coffee. It is 62degrees FH & 80% humidity.
This can't be Alabama, USA in early August!!!

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112 (6.2) this morning. It appears that until I get over this bug my bg will run about 20 pts. over what I have been used to. Stays that way all day. Getting better slowly though. Weather here looks like a carbon copy for the next week at least, 87-89° and clear.

@GrammaB, I can hardly believe that it has been a year since your first message about getting the dreaded call, time does sure fly. So glad you are doing well.

@ CD, good to hear you are back and you had a good time.

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