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Day #9: Ajaccio, Corsica

As with Palma, today’s arrival in Ajaccio was in the afternoon due to our transit back across the Mediterranean. As it happened, this was fine since much of Ajaccio was closed on a Sunday. However, two major major sights that we intended to visit were open: the Fesch Museum (with the largest collection of Italian […]

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Day #6: Cannes, France

After a number of cloudy and rainy days in Rome, we awoke to a sun-kissed sky in the Cote d’ Azur. Having been to this part of the world a few times, we didn’t feel especially rushed to take the first tender ashore (though we had priority tickets) nor did we feel the need to […]

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Day #8: Paris & Dubai

Today, we flew from Paris to Dubai on an Emirates A380 (undoubtedly my favorite airplane to date, having flown it three times): It’s like the Rolls-Royce of planes. And Emirates is no slouch of an airline either — everyone was impressed by the quality of their cabin, inflight entertainment, food/beverage offerings, and level of service. […]

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Day #7: Paris

We began our day by walking to the Louvre and arrived about 30 minutes before opening (since we hadn’t been able to secure tickets in advance online). The time wasn’t really wasted, however, as we had breakfast in the line and also enjoyed a nice chat with a couple from New Zealand, who were professional […]

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Day #6: Paris

We began our day with a stroll from the hotel down to the Champs-Elysee having stopped en route for breakfast in the form of croissant and pain au chocolat. We then walked along the boulevard until we reached the Arc de Triomphe. From there we turned left and made our way over to the Eiffel […]

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