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The train station at the CDG Airport.
Paris was beautiful. My arrival was smooth but it took me about an hour to figure out the train system.  After a bit I was able to catch the train from the airport to a stop pretty close to the Peace and Love hostel I stayed at.  This was a neat place because it was a bar downstairs and had the rooms above it.  I, of course, had the penthouse suite which was at the top....and there was no elevator, only a tight spiral staircase.

I can't recall the name of the bartender at night but she was an american who had fallen in love with a frenchman and moved to France illegally.  Thier immigration laws are strict so she couldn't even rent an apartment without assistance.  She worked the bar/hostel at nights and played in a band with her boyfriend.  She said that she had learned French after she got to France but that now she felt comfortable with the language, although she could not read it. 

At night we would hang out at the bar and have a few beers and then go to bed. 

Today, after checking in, I wandered around town and discovered the Cite' des sciences and de l'industrie which is their Nature and Sciences museum.  I had great luck becuase it was a free weekend there.

This was definatly a good day.
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The train station at the CDG Airpo…
The train station at the CDG Airp…
One of the may subway/train statio…
One of the may subway/train stati…
Gare Du Nord train station.  This …
Gare Du Nord train station. This…
The Cite was holding a Star Wars …
The Cite' was holding a Star Wars…
This is a guy flying in a helium b…
This is a guy flying in a helium …
A close up.  Notice how he is prop…
A close up. Notice how he is pro…
A view from the Cite.
A view from the Cite.
The free weekend sign.
The free weekend sign.
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