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      06-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #199
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View from the top: I love this:

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Getting ready to go return the car:

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Random cars:

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classic french car that is very well preserved for its age:

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Lunch with Mom:
Com Bo Luc Lac:

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Parked behind a Renault Safran, one of Frances "luxury car"... back in the days, i remember i used to love that car:

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At the TT Car Transit drop off location @ CDG, cleaning up the car :

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Trip meters/status at the end of the Euro Drive:

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Metrics:

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Imperial units:

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Range left:

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Average consumption over total distance (no reset has been performed):
(with total kilometers trip shown)

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(with total mileage shown)

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Average Speed:

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shown in miles/h

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Hopefully i will find those two stickers still at the end of the transport/redelivery:

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Last stored Parisian radio stations:

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That's it:

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Awesome car shots (and others) in Paris. They remind me that anyone making a trip to the beautiful city should strongly consider taking a dinner cruise on the River Seine. Memories that last a lifetime.....
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      06-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #204
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You are on your own Baby!:

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I'll see your rear end again in two months ? Hopefully less

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See you on the West Coast ! where it's more sunny:

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I wish my car could be ship via this:

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a lonely ride back to Paris:

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Let's play the game: find interesting cars in Paris, to share it with my fellow US Bimmer Forum members:

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To end the 14th day:
some Street shots:
http://ctznoftime.smugmug.com/Travel...MGP3691-XL.jpg
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Another awesome set you got there! Ahh Paris, has been a looong time since I've been there, I wanna go back someday!

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i couldn't even make it to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triumph!
Seeing how it was last time I was there, you shouldn't feel too sorry about not going there with your car... it's a total warzone lol!

And a nice crowd your car gathered lol!



Btw, I just checked, it looks like Spa-Francorchamps, that one track
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Unhappy Day 15: First day without the car: preparing my return to The States

Day 15: First day without the car: preparing to return to the States


In retrospective, out of every place i have been during this trip: Paris would be my favorite place: There is a certain "Je ne sais Quoi" about it!
Despite all the traffic jam and city driving risks, there are just so many potential... I love Paris !!


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New born Found next to trash cans:

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Face seems untouched...

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but upon further inspection, it has been beaten... what kind of parents!!

But no worries, this baby will remain strong throughout its life.. tough beginning:

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And to be honest, the rear isn't its best aspect:

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Lunchtime with my Granma:

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Without the F30, it was a boring day! i had to find something else other than driving to occupy my time,

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so Fast forward to Thursday night,
a little night out with my cousin and friends:

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Typical French Food on my next to last night in France:

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The place had a nice ambience with people chatting until past midnight... until all of us kinda got tired, and so
the place had quickly emptied itself by 1am.

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Very chill place to spend time, will hopefully comeback, so this is only an "Au Revoir"

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Quiet Streets of Paris at night:

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Smile Day 16: My Last Full day in Paris: Shopping time ;)

Without the F30 and with the E30 being stored away: i happily had to ride the metro/subway:

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I sadly didn't have time to have a photos of my car taken here, it was on the plan, but the clock was ticking away so fast:
it would have to be for the next ED.

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also on my shopping list:

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This made me laugh so much !! it was mind boogling that people would line up to go in this store:
Can you guess which one it is ?? no it's not Guess...

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Really ?? people ??
I guess French people (excluding me) are currently having Hots for AB, it's one of the most desirable fashion clothes overthere...
if you want to be popular and be in the "IN" crowds, just accessorize yourself in those, if possible with Red pants apparently..
It's just so common in the States, but then again Young French people are all so in love with the American Culture...

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Moving along the Famous Parisian avenue:

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With my precious purchase, i didn't want to risk being mugged going underground,
so i choose to ride the bus home, and what do i see? a fellow car enthusiast enjoying his Friday driving in Paris:

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I told the bus driver to follow that car!

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But we were one person too many on the bus to keep up:

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We had to satisfy ourselves with chasing only BMW:

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Did i mention that i love springtime in Paris:

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Sadly being on the bus, we could not stop to the smell the roses:

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At the end of the bus line, i had to finish by foot, and wish this was chasing me:

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Again, Not the first time seeing this during my trip:

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Paris's latest pride, and in full expansion: tramway going around the city, and chasing cars out!

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Standing in front of what looks like a Job-search center:

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On my last day in Paris, i was able attend the first day of an annual commercial International Fair/Exposition, Trade Shows:

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Svache, you might get bored seeing this: j/k, i would not either:

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sweets

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From the islands!

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Well enough of that, let's come back to our passion: cars:
i wanted to show you the latest Peugeot 208! The great Great great son of the famous 205!
and it looks mighty good, the best physics since ! I am very much liking it!

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for comparison, this is a previous generation Peugeot 206

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3/4 rear

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Going home to pack up my luggage!
and having dinner with my parent's friends.
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Red face Day 17: the day of my return

I tried but i couldnt:
Having saved the water bottles from the Welt, i wanted to bring them back to the States, but my luggages were much more than full,
they were overweight and about to explode out of their zippers, i just couldn't afford to stuff two bottles of water in,
Therefore those had to be left behind:


My Breakfast that my Mom prepared before we leave for the airport:


... lovingly preparing before her son leaves:


Thanks Mom, you are the best! Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers, you are all the best, somehow/someway:








After 24hours of travelling (door-to-door), 12hours of flight:







Finally made it back to LAX, with my dear dear dear true love, my more than GF, my everything, (aside from Mom):


And with my other love: my Dear Sister who is soon making me an uncle:
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Talking That's all Folks!

That's all Folks!

i Hope it didn't bored you too much,


til next time: i am off to take more pictures




thanks for tagging along with me
Now i am waiting for my "baby" to cross the pond.
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      06-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #213
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Amazing thread. Thanks for all the photos, definitely captured a lot of the experience of your trip.
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Love the new 208 as well, maybe later as a secondary city car
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and no, i dont know which track is on the left on be blue bmw below: Spa Maybe? or some belgium circuit ??
Yes, it is Spa Francorchamps... but that's in Belgium too.
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Epic, truly epic journal. Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Oh my god. One of the most impressive write ups I've seen, congratulations on your new car as well. I wish you many happy motoring hours!
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Anyone else check out the chick with the red hair at the dealership? haha
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Epic write up, awesome shots!
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