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Apr 18, 11, 1:47 am
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Views: 8,182
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There is a shop in the Marais (actually, I think...

There is a shop in the Marais (actually, I think there are several of them) called Melchior. They sell beautiful clothes for guys with your build.
Feb 1, 11, 2:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,258
Posted By MJLogan

The most romantic place I've ever been is the...

The most romantic place I've ever been is the Chateau de la Verrerie:
www.chateaudelaverrerie.com

It's on the edge of the Loire Valley, and looks like Sleeping Beauty should live there. I've...
Jan 24, 11, 4:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 14,171
Posted By MJLogan

A couple of years ago I had what I thought was...

A couple of years ago I had what I thought was the great idea to view the fireworks from the Millennium Bridge. Hundreds of other people had the same idea (many of them locals), but all of us got it...
Aug 9, 10, 3:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 8,666
Posted By MJLogan

Op-ups seem to be unusually frequent these days....

Op-ups seem to be unusually frequent these days. Perhaps coach travel is recovering more quickly than premium-cabin travel. Thus, the availability of BE seats when coach is oversold. Op-ups are...
Jul 28, 10, 4:17 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 16,224
Posted By MJLogan

I, too, have a potentially fatal shellfish...

I, too, have a potentially fatal shellfish allergy. When I order fish of any kind, I always ask the waiter to ask the cook if there are shellfish shells in the sauce. It's not uncommon, especially in...
Forum: USA
Jul 21, 10, 7:48 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 14,570
Posted By MJLogan

No. All I miss about America when I'm in Europe...

No. All I miss about America when I'm in Europe is ice cubes.
Jul 21, 10, 10:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,361
Posted By MJLogan

For future reference, if you buy a DL-coded...

For future reference, if you buy a DL-coded ticket on an AF-operated flight, you always get full miles.
Jul 13, 10, 12:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By MJLogan

Your second seat may be slightly cheaper than the...

Your second seat may be slightly cheaper than the first one, as some taxes/fees are levied per passenger rather than per ticket. At least that's the case when I do this for TATL tix on Air France.
Jul 7, 10, 11:55 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,961
Posted By MJLogan

I sometimes travel LAX-CDG on AF, with a friend...

I sometimes travel LAX-CDG on AF, with a friend who likes to buy two coach seats so she has a bit of room. After sitting through three attempts at what AF calls "le contage" (or roughly so), I...
Jul 2, 10, 6:17 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 16,224
Posted By MJLogan

Horrors! I actually bought a new suit to wear to...

Horrors! I actually bought a new suit to wear to lunch at Le Grand Vefour. Well, it was a good excuse to buy a new suit, anyway...
Jul 1, 10, 1:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By MJLogan

If it had ever been possible to get a @#$% drink...

If it had ever been possible to get a @#$% drink at the bar in something less than an hour, I might have chalked the rest up to fate and given them another chance. It makes a fun story, though.
Jun 30, 10, 2:24 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 9,214
Posted By MJLogan

Even the least expensive Firmdale hotel (Number...

Even the least expensive Firmdale hotel (Number Sixteen in South Kensington) is gorgeous, comfortable and well-run. I've not tried the Haymarket, but have stayed at most of the others. I'm thinking...
Jun 30, 10, 2:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By MJLogan

I had a rather disappointing stay at the College...

I had a rather disappointing stay at the College a couple of years ago. When I arrived at my room (which was stunning, I have to say) I discovered that a light bulb had exploded, leaving broken glass...
Jun 29, 10, 1:35 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 16,224
Posted By MJLogan

You and I seem to be at roughly the same stage ...

You and I seem to be at roughly the same stage of Francomania. I can't afford my pied terre yet, but I already have my neighborhood picked out--a hillside in Belleville that's remarkably similar...
Forum: Europe
Jun 28, 10, 12:32 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By MJLogan

' Sorry--I meant that the Hotel de l'Europe...

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Sorry--I meant that the Hotel de l'Europe itself was under construction, not that it was surrounded by construction.
Jun 22, 10, 10:04 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By MJLogan

I've found that while good hotels in London tend...

I've found that while good hotels in London tend to be heart-stoppongly expensive, they also tend to be very comfy. Don't give too much credence to single reviews--the reviewer might be a crank,...
Jun 21, 10, 2:45 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By MJLogan

The Charlotte Street (chrisjur mentioned it...

The Charlotte Street (chrisjur mentioned it above) is lovely and very well-located, and can be had on the OP's dates at a special "Design hotels" promo rate. I've stayed at several of the Charlotte...
Forum: Europe
Jun 21, 10, 11:27 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By MJLogan

When I was in Amsterdam not long ago the Hotel de...

When I was in Amsterdam not long ago the Hotel de l'Europe was in the midst of what looked like a huge construction project.
Jun 18, 10, 5:32 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By MJLogan

Don't waste your energy. You'd be upgrading to...

Don't waste your energy. You'd be upgrading to "Europe Select," which is KL's sorry excuse for a premium cabin within Europe. Same seat as economy (maybe a bit of extra pitch), and they don't even...
Forum: Europe
Jun 15, 10, 7:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By MJLogan

Sounds like the Ambassade. Might be a bit pricier...

Sounds like the Ambassade. Might be a bit pricier than the Relais Bosquet, but it's a lovely, well-run hotel in a perfect canalside location.


Ambassade Hotel
Herengracht 341
1016 AZ Amsterdam...
Jun 13, 10, 2:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By MJLogan

+1 for the 330 in coach.

+1 for the 330 in coach.
Jun 12, 10, 2:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,644
Posted By MJLogan

I've flown AF 777s in biz class many times...

I've flown AF 777s in biz class many times between Los Angeles and Paris. I think it's a very comfortable plane, and it feels big and spacious. It was even comfortable in coach til they changed it...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 11, 10, 10:31 am
Replies: 25
Views: 79,312
Posted By MJLogan

When I moved to Los Angeles from northeastern...

When I moved to Los Angeles from northeastern Pennsylvania many years ago, I was shocked and delighted by the relative lack of gnats, mosquitos, flies, etc. We have them, of course, but not in the...
Jun 10, 10, 1:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By MJLogan

If you're willing to expand your choices to...

If you're willing to expand your choices to partner airlines, both AF and KL have frequent connections from their respective hubs to London, including flights to LCY, which is handy to the City and...
Jun 9, 10, 11:17 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 9,364
Posted By MJLogan

Thanks! When the rules said I would be...

Thanks! When the rules said I would be responsible for taxes, I assumed that meant the tax/fee part of the fare as well. I'm delighted that I was wrong about that.
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