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Stupid Trains

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Well in dolphin land we dont use trains and today is a perfect example of why we dont. Because when you hqve trains you need people to run them and that means those people can go on strike and then you can get nowhere. So that is the story of today.

We had hoped as i wrote yesterday to go to disneyland but because of all the striking it meant that there was no trains or buses to get us there. So after trying all ways of getting there and spending almost two hours on ridiculously crowded trains, we decided that it was not going to happen, much to all our disappointment.

So we got back on another crowded train and headed for Notre Dame, the cathedral made fa,ous by the story of the hunchback of Notre Dame. The place was huge and built magnificently given how old it is. I also got my photo taken on the star that marks the middle of Paris, quite a good photo if i dont say so myself.

So then we decided that we would head home, only to find that the train station we were attempting to enter was so full that people were actually waiting in the corridors just to get onto the platform. So it was more walking for Matt and Jess and another easy ride in the backpack for me.

This afternoon is going to be relaxing with not much planned. Tomorrow its off to the nice hotel that they booked for their last night in Europe. So hopefully it is actually nice. Also we checked that our Eurostar train was still running on saturday and have been told that Eurostar is not affected by the strikes, so thats one good thing

Posted by Flapper TD 03:46 Archived in France

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Bad luck about Disneyland, you will get another chance one day. But I'm glad you went to Notre Dame, it's amazing. Hope you are being given the right info about Eurostar, given the reliability of European ticket sellers!!

by sueappleto

Did you meet up with the Hunchback. Some say he looked like a puppet with someone's hand in his back....hmmmmmmm Sound familiar ? Is there something you're not telling us Flap ??

by feezpops

Grant says hello - says disappointing about the trains but he hopes you can soak up the culture around you and perhaps find some out of the way places you may have missed otherwise... just to look on the bright side!

by bevmaxwell

Have the humans worn holes in their shoes yet?

by ozekoala

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