Souvenirs from Paris

@KristenH (24016)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
October 9, 2016 2:14pm CST
Yesterday I saw my brother and asked him about his trip to France, since I haven't seen him in two weeks, since he left for it. Though he and my SIL had a good time, he told me France was smelly, maybe because of polluted water. Through photos and and film on his Android, he showed me the places he went too--a castle in the medieval towns outside Paris, especially where the French king lived, outside the Eiffel tower, a couple of fancy homes with rich architecture, the Louvre, Versailles, and a couple of other places, too. He also told me, they did take a day trip to Brussels, Belgium (no photos from there.) As for souvenirs, I did get 3 berets (black, purple and blue), 1 Parisian umbrella and 2 Parisian totes. Not bad! Maybe someday I can give him a souvenir from my travels.
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@just4him (116693)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct 16
I'm glad he had a good trip.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Oct 16
Me too. I'll post a photo of my souvenirs this weekend, when I figure my phone out.
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@just4him (116693)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Oct 16
@KristenH That would be great.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Oct 16
@just4him I'm working on it. Hopefully tomorrow.
@LadyDuck (156778)
• Switzerland
10 Oct 16
I have lived in France for 25 years and I have never found France smelly. Then we should know which part of France he found smelly, because some places around Paris could be a bit smelly. The only place on earth that I have really found smelly was New Orleans.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Oct 16
He didn't say. Maybe the Paris area. I'll find out for you later this week.
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@LadyDuck (156778)
• Switzerland
10 Oct 16
@KristenH I now remember that there was another place that stinks a lot and this the Panama City area due to a paper company. It stinks like rotten cabbage.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Ah. Maybe he walked past it on his trip.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
29 Oct 16
I've been to Paris, what I did find about Paris, it's not clean then you could say that about a lot of places and then the traffic, the freeway/motorway around the city is a nightmare but that was about 10/15 years ago since I was last there, things may have changed. It's years since I went to Brussels, must go there again one day.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 Oct 16
Sounds like an adventure Kevin.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
29 Oct 16
@KristenH Don't you just love an adventure :)
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 Oct 16
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@Tampa_girl7 (25679)
• United States
25 Oct 16
I had the opportunity to visit France on several occasions in the late 70's and then in the 80's. I really enjoyed Paris and hope to have a chance to go back.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Oct 16
Lucky you. Maybe someday we'll go to Paris.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25679)
• United States
25 Oct 16
@KristenH I hope you get the chance.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Oct 16
@Tampa_girl7 Thanks. Me too. Maybe in a year or so.
@skysnap (17819)
9 Oct 16
do post images of those umbrella
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Oct 16
I will. I'll get my smartphone tomorrow and do a test shot tomorrow night.
@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Oct 16
Got my phone today and will do a photo of the umbrella and others later this week after I get used to it and set things up.
@paigea (22189)
• Canada
27 Oct 16
I would say you did pretty good with those souvenirs.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Oct 16
Thank you. I'll post a pic soon.
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• Preston, England
17 Oct 16
nice souvenirs - I have a red beret which I use in my mime-artist act though not done that for ages
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Oct 16
thanks Arthur. I'll post a pic of them sometime this week.
@DianneN (77844)
• United States
16 Oct 16
We have visited France 4 times. It is a beautiful country. I have never found it smelly. My older son lived there his junior year of college and traveled multiple times with his wife, most recently last May. He never said it was smelly, either. Our younger son has been there three times, twice with his fiancée, and not once did he find it smelly. Perhaps it was the aroma of all the wonder cheeses they sell. I hope you get to visit soon. It's one place that everyone should see. Xi'an, China smelled badly due to the smoke from the manufacturing plants.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Oct 16
Could be. I forgot to ask him that today. Maybe in the future.
@jstory07 (66941)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Oct 16
You did get some nice souvenirs.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Oct 16
I sure did. I'll post a pic of them soon.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Oct 16
oh fun, I love hats
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Oct 16
Me too.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
smelly? hmm, first time i reckon i've heard 'f anybody comin' back from there with such a memory. that's wonderful that he brought'cha some gifts :) 'tis always nice to see schtuff when travelin' that'cha know'd suit somebody back home...'n delight 'em that'cha thought 'f 'em.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Oct 16
Yeah that's what he said. Yeah it is.
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@NJChicaa (40046)
• United States
9 Oct 16
You cleaned up! That's more souvenirs than I would have gotten if I myself had gone to Paris.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Oct 16
Yeah I did. All I asked for was a beret--I got 2 extras. I can use the totes to carry my yoga bag, if it rains with my new umbrella. I wished he had gotten me a Belgium souvenir though.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
9 Oct 16
He bought you back some nice items from France.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Oct 16
Yeah. Real nice. At least I knew he was thinking of me when he brought them. He had trouble finding stuff for his two step-sons as well.
@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
14 Oct 16
think that you have done quite well. Paris is still on my list, but my kids have beat me to it!