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      06-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #177
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Nice pics! Like your plan, might do some of the things you've done for inspiration.
Looking at some of your pics, you didn't use the navigation that came with the car. Which nav did you use? Why didn't you use the in-car nav?

Thanks, and what a fantastic trip!
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i didn't have navigation with the car... it wasn't in my options.
i skip nav because i dont use it at all... i went cheap there...

i just borrowed my uncle's gps with europ map.

My priorities in buying my brand new car were (not specifically in this order):

- had to be a 3 series
- had to be a saloon/sedan/limousine/berline 4door
- had to be dark blue
- had to have tan leather interior
- had to have sunroof
- had to be 6cyl
- had to be manual

and that's it!

anything else is just extra and i dont need it.

i need to upload the last few days of my trip

it's coming real soon...
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This thread must be the best threads of all

Here's some thoughts I had while browsing through all pages just now..


Day 3: I'm so amazed you dare to park your car in some of those places, knowing how both Italians and French people can park in those big cities lol

D3-028: Gotta love this one, she's waving

Day 4, beginning: Dang man.. you make me miss Europe so bad right now... the tasty bread, cheese, meat.. ughhh.. dunno what's wrong here in the US with the food but.. it has so much less taste :'(

D4-053: HERBIE!!! That's awesome!!! (coincidence about the photo number? haha)

Day 4: I see you have a cam on your car, did you make a time-lapse?

Day 5: You're also going to Saint Tropez? Don't tell me you went to see the Gendarmerie where Louis de Funès worked at?

D5-023: Except there are no signs pointing to Italy here haha (well, maybe at the Dole Plantation lol)

D5-051: About time, poor car :'(

D5-129: lol all those camera's.. it's like one camera is looking what the other is looking at haha

Day 5: I could get used to life in Monaco.. beautiful women and beautiful cars.. what else does a man want? Oh yah, the beautiful yachts

D5-236: LOL! Nicely done!!

D5-283: Did you get your camera off the tripod at least?

Day 6: and your phone? Oh my..

D7-112:: You sure you could sleep with such a heavy meal?

Dat 8: that's one awesome castle there!

D9-045: The other one was probably for pregnant women

Day 10: again, I'm amazed you dare to park in such a city with a car that new

D11-044: My moms car!

D11-057: lol he must have some money for gas xD

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D11-078: lol guess you must've been happy you had a nav with you with such visibility xD

D11-115: Hope you have a sticker too, now?

D11-116: what track was the sticker on the left?

D11-154: It's just past midnight here and you're making me awfully hungry right now

D12-030: That is indeed why beer has to be in the bottom lol

D12-051: lol that reminds me of my arrival in Shanghai one time early in the morning xD



Soooo done for now.. this really has cost me all night to go through but it was worth it
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      06-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #180
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This thread must be the best threads of all

Here's some thoughts I had while browsing through all pages just now..


Day 3: I'm so amazed you dare to park your car in some of those places, knowing how both Italians and French people can park in those big cities lol



D3-028: Gotta love this one, she's waving

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Day 4, beginning: Dang man.. you make me miss Europe so bad right now... the tasty bread, cheese, meat.. ughhh.. dunno what's wrong here in the US with the food but.. it has so much less taste :'(
Tell me about it! everything is so good there... the simplest thing... just walk into a supermarket...

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D4-053: HERBIE!!! That's awesome!!! (coincidence about the photo number? haha)
coincidence ! :P

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Day 4: I see you have a cam on your car, did you make a time-lapse? yeah i did... but it's just too many pics on top of what i already have...

Day 5: You're also going to Saint Tropez? Don't tell me you went to see the Gendarmerie where Louis de Funès worked at?
I went to Saint Tropez specifically because of Louis de Funes i wented to check out the place... but we couldn't stay long enough, and i didn't get to explore at all... it will have to be for the next ED trips

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D5-023: Except there are no signs pointing to Italy here haha (well, maybe at the Dole Plantation lol)


D5-051: About time, poor car :'(


D5-129: lol all those camera's.. it's like one camera is looking what the other is looking at haha


Day 5: I could get used to life in Monaco.. beautiful women and beautiful cars.. what else does a man want? Oh yah, the beautiful yachts

D5-236: LOL! Nicely done!!


D5-283: Did you get your camera off the tripod at least?
>>> why yes, at least i got the camera... otherwise i wouldn't have all these photos afterward... :P


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Day 6: and your phone? Oh my..
Yes unfortunately ! Smart phones are precious commodities overthere in europe...

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Dat 8: that's one awesome castle there!

D9-045: The other one was probably for pregnant women

Day 10: again, I'm amazed you dare to park in such a city with a car that new

D11-044: My moms car!



D11-057: lol he must have some money for gas xD



D11-060:



D11-078: lol guess you must've been happy you had a nav with you with such visibility xD


D11-115: Hope you have a sticker too, now?
YES I DO! several ones too! i will put one on one of the windows before they tint my car... can't wait!

and no, i dont know which track is on the left on be blue bmw below: Spa Maybe? or some belgium circuit ??

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D11-116: what track was the sticker on the left?


D11-154: It's just past midnight here and you're making me awfully hungry right now


D12-030: That is indeed why beer has to be in the bottom lol


D12-051: lol that reminds me of my arrival in Shanghai one time early in the morning xD



Soooo done for now.. this really has cost me all night to go through but it was worth it
Thanks for taking double the time to view it all and to make comments !

Am happy to share it with you all, since we dont do Euro Delivery everyday...

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      06-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #181
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Cool 13th day: Around town In Paris

Day 13 Last full day with the car:


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Growing up: I used to walk by this place everyday

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on the left side is my Junior HS:

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Despite the rain, i've hired a few guys to go wash my car:

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we only use the best product to wash my baby:

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j/k, we already washed the car in the morning together with my Dad, to clean up from our road trip.
i dont know why anyone would buy so much water ..


Lunchtime: This is what i always get the first time i come back to Paris:
This is my French version of In-n-Out Burger: My Comfort Food !

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It has been there for 20 years!! (the shop that is !)
i can't believe it's still around for so long!
I grew up around here, and it's nice to see it open:
Am glad some things remain the same:

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There is always a line here at lunch time!

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Practically my hood

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One overloaded Merc, used as transport car:

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A bit of Sunshine, ... just for a split of a second...
In Paris, that's like witnessing an solar eclipse ! LOL

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One of the most beautiful sights in life!

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Paris 13

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Afternoon photo session with the car in Paris:

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And yes, it was under the rain downpour !

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By the Seine river banks:

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The boat is sneaking up behind the car, to be on the shot:

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people travel to Paris to view this:

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The rain is not helping keep the car clean, it's making it even more dirty:

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And Yet i tried to get clean shots of the car:

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The car with 3 or 4 Parisian bridges in the back:

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Now the weather is really uncooperative:

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some dude standing there spoiling my photo

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This is such a nice place for pictures, lots of inspirations, i didn't want to leave it yet:

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DUDE !!! GET OUT OF MY PHUKING PHOTO SHOT !!!

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Time to wrap up for this location... finally!

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By the Well known prestigious French Military School

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a slight ray of sun:

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in the background (left) is the new pride of Paris, the recently renovated and now very active Palais d'Exposition Universel!

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Here Page 18


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Eiffel Tower

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Abarth?

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why dont they have the A5 4door overhere in the states:

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The bigger sibling has that droopy unattractive butt

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@ the Fontainebleau Castle about an hours away from Paris:

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Checking the car out with a fellow BMW French Forum Member... to say the least, he is the equivalent of Jason for BimmerPost
(check out Forum BMWFans : http://www.forum-bmwfans.com/ )

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Among a number of regrets:
we didn't have time to make it to the Versailles Castle, it was in my plans to go there with the car so i could get shoots,
but the lack of time, the unfriendly skies to my photographic needs... all worked against me.
I couldn't even make it to the Louvres with the car
i couldn't even make it to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triumph!
so many other places i still wanted to go in my hometown, all cut short because of the tight schedule!

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Red face Day 14: The day the car has to be returned/Dropped OFF

Early Wednesday Morning

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Parisian going to work:

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The City is waking up:

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Under the watchful eye of ...

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... the Sacre Coeur (The Sacred Heart) of Paris

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A place usually filled with tourists, but much better enjoyed at the early hours of the day:

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together with fidels:

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and to break this soft start: French classiness

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Standing on top of the monument:

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Class outfield trip:

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leaving the mount:

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Old and New French Car models:

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nEW gERMANS:

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siblings:

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finest shot:

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Which requires a crowd to gather in front of the car:

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or maybe it was for this house that the group of tourist stop for:

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Well time to move along:

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