April 22nd, 2008

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Paris-A-Go-Go

Definetly off to France this weekend for GenCon Paris. I'm coaching oevr leaving Victoria at 10pm on Friday night to arrive in Paris at 6.30am. The show opens at 10am I believe and is only about 20 minutes by Metro from the coach station (with a couple of changes thrown in for good measure). After spending a busy day at the show I may grab a few drinks/meal with some French friends there before getting back to the coach station by 11pm for my coach back to London which gets me in at about 6am.

Then it's a trek back up to North London for a quick nap/shower and off to meet Jasmina and hopefully Dave an Marysa for a wander around Oriental City and some sushi for lunch or dinner. Ive never been to Oreintal City before and as it's closing down at the end of May I feel I should make the trip at least once (we actually have a second trip being organised after Gameforce on May 18th with Dave and Sean from work).

It's a real shame when places which are different, unique and interesting are shut down to make way for the same-old same-old shopping centres/business parks. The traders at OC have been told they can return to the new development once it's completed but that's estimated to be in 3-9 years time so realistically that's just not going to happen.

Anyway - France = YAY!

Although I've already failed my "Read French" roll today by getting directions to the venue wrong when I initially checked. It's been a long old time since I read French to any degree and longer since I spoke more than a few words. Still, it's an adventure for the weekend - plus I get a couple of ferry trips to boot :)