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Here are some of my photos. This shows some of my travels.


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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

18 juin 2008 3 18 /06 /juin /2008 01:15
Rachel and I went to Paris by Eurostar. We set off quite early at 6am to catch the train to Euston - we nearly got locked up in the lift instead when the lift in my block of flats jammed. Luckily Rachel got it opened and we hopped off to the station.

Arriving at Euston, we managed to hop over to St Pancras  when we settled nicely down in the first class compartment. The only wheelchair seats available are in first class, we got served a nice hot breakfast and was in Paris Gare du Nord in a bit over 2 hours.

From there we took the bus to Pompidou Centre (discovering too late, it does not open on a Tuesday) and got on the bus again to continue to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame entrance

I unwisely decided that we would eat opposite the Notre Dame and had to pay the premium for the location - it was very expensive for a small plate of  plain sphegetti with sauce.

After visiting the Notre Dame, we set off to look for an accessible bateau mouch but did not find one and settle for the Hotel de Ville where we went off to do some shopping. So we went down Rue  de Rivoli into BHV just accross and went up to the nice cafe upstairs.

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ClaudieShatha 03/08/2008 10:23

Hello, and what do you think about french people ? Didi you meet some ... or you just had a look in Paris ?Congratulations for your pics very very interesting and nice.

eleanor 03/08/2008 11:54

Thank you Claudia! I lived in France for over 10 years though not in Paris. I love the French- they have their own quirky stuff but then, every nationality has.