The dirty yet enchanting capital

Paris is always magnificent for me, no matter that some people say Paris is an overrated destination .... or that it's not as beautiful as reviewed in many travel blogs or magazines. Well okay I have to admit that Paris underground is completely blah. Changing from one to another metro line requires effort, like real effort .... 5 minutes walking or so in some stations. It's not clean down there ... and confusing .... and absence of elevators is not a good idea for travelers with heavy luggage.


We were there for 3 nights, many many thanks to S who let us stay at her cozy place. F is one of my college besties .... and she's having 7 weeks summer holiday in Spain .... so we decided to meet up in France's capital. On the first day we walked by foot like crazy. The route was from Arch de Triomphe down to Musee de Louvre .... and continued to Notre Dame (the part walking next to the Seine is what I love the most) The sky was extremely blue that day .... but the temperature almost killed me (fasting month it is) We had free dinner in Indonesian Embassy that night and closed the day with Eiffel Tower. The highlight from our first day is our craziness in Disney Store .... we feels like splurging euros on childish Disney's merchandise (which we did haha!)

Second day, I didn't went out at all .... I even wore my pajamas ... feeling fuzzy and lazy all day long. Meanwhile F went to Disneyland alone .... a visit to Disneyland while I have to fast until 21.00 is somehow no fun .... though I feel bad being such a bad companion. Last day was rush because not much time left. The result : Eiffel Tower (again) in gloomy rainy weather .... Basilika Sacré-Cœur .... and Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie (for the sake of Bernard Tschumi's Building)

All in all I had a lovely time in Paris ... sincere thanks to S for having me and F at her place .... and fed us with her delicious cookings .... danke vielmalsssss .... also thanks to the ITB folks for the free guided tour on Saturday.






ps : I coincidentally met a girl in Indonesian Embassy .... and she recognized me as her senior in Junior High School back then. Wow it was like 10 years ago .... funny how she could still identify my face after about a decade .... in fact that we don't know each other and never met ever since.

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5 Responses to “The dirty yet enchanting capital”

noddie said...

ktmu siapa di..di embassy???

Dira Nrv. said...

the girl with initial AA in my FB wall...

Anonymous said...

ah nenek.. masa ke disneyland aja ga kuat. kalo gw paling sampe sana batal hehehe

Dira Nrv. said...

bukanya jam 21.05 Pik, yuk mariii..

jovita ayu liwanuru said...

I really really want to go back to Paris someday :D
Anyway I love ur blog! aku link ya :)