While I was in London last month (May, 2013), I decided to go on a trip…to Paris! I took the flight from Heathrow Airport and landed in Charles de Gaulle Airport by just one hour plus. When I arrived at the airport, I headed straight to the tourist counter to get what we needed for the whole trip like maps and sim card. I also got the unlimited museum passes and three days passes for the public train because it was so much easier to get it there, no queuing needed or searching for the ticket booth. SO CONVENIENT!
But, it is only if you’re in Paris for museum trips because the ticket that was sold is UNLIMITED. Yes, no queue and all but we absolutely had no time to visit SO MANY museums. haha. As for the train, it was REALLY REALLY DODGY and dirty. It was also dangerous to get on the train after 10pm because the chances of you getting rob are very high (especially Asians). Taking a taxi wasn’t that expensive after all. Oh well, now we know.
I decided to stay in the Montmarte area where it is not so touristy spots. The only thing was, not many people can speak English. So you gotta know your way around. This area was built on the slopes of hill and not too far away from the city. I stayed at Hotel Lumieres, very clean, good services and at an affordable price! No complain!
After checking in, I walked from the hotel to Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre.
One thing you must be very careful in the tourist spots are those black Africans who targets tourists and Asians especially. They tried to sell us like those friendship bracelet and next thing you know, we got mugged. 50 euros. Just like that. Anyhow, good thing we’re safe and not harmed by those pricks.
Since we got the three days passes, we moved around by train during the day and taxis at night. Next stop was supposed to be Moulin Rouge, but unfortunately, it was fully booked.
I went online a month before the trip to buy the tickets and it was already sold out. This is a must show to go… But no luck for me. I only got the chance to take photos outside. Okay la. Can la.. Not so sad.
More important, was the Eiffel Tower! Again, I got our tickets online way ahead before the trip so that I don’t have to queue coz the line was just bloody ridiculously LONG. So its good to be prepared.
After Eiffel tower, I walked around Champs-Élysées to take more photos.
I was there during the day too, which was the next day!
I also spent some time at the park in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
Not forgetting, the place that I had almost no time to go to before I head back to London. THE MUSEUM! haha. When you’re in Paris, you also must go and see The Mona Lisa which is located at the Louvre.
Despite all the unavoidable incidents that happened, it was REALLY a great trip. I had a wonderful time in Paris.