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Paris, France – Brighton, England (and then some), Day 168-182, 16 September – 10 October 2008

Paris, France – Brighton, England

Day 168-182

16 September – 10 October 2008

507km

Total: 20,170km

Soundtrack:

‘Paris’ – Edith Piaf

‘April in Paris’ – Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald et al

‘Living Room’ – Paris Combo

‘London Calling’ – The Clash

‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight’ – The Jam

‘Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Rumble in Brighton Tonight’ – Stray Cats

‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’ – The Who

‘I Thought About You’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Better Be Home Soon’ – Crowded House

‘Comfortably Numb’ – Pink Floyd

Dedicated to the late Leo Rosner

DB: The flight into Paris was tolerable, though not a lot of sleep was had. Interesting that no matter how bad airline food and coffee is, air stewards still insist on waking you up 45 seconds after you’ve finally nodded off asking if you want some.

To our great fortune, my mum and her partner would be in Paris at the same time. Given we had struggled with a Paris real estate agent to confirm our reservation of an apartment or have it ready for our early-morning arrival, we were thankful to be able to tumble into mum’s small apartment and collapse. Read the rest of this entry »