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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Paris 20 ~ 24 Jul 07 - Itinerary

Ok, been struggling to come out with a linear blog about my trip to Paris, but realised that the whole thing is way too complicated to blog that way.

I mean, the many places we visited, the sights, the people, the sounds, the fear (of having to speak french, meeting THE rude parisian, and being pick-pocketed), the smells (mostly of urine), the ART, the old buildingssss.

and i'm not one who posts picture-blogs. First of all, we didnt take thaaat many, and even less with none of us in them, and mostly because, I suck at photoshop. hehe.

SO, what i'm going to do, is blog in instalments. The first:

THE ITINERARY (if you are interested with the linear travels, sights/ places in orange)

Day 0 – 19th July 2007, Saturday
Dinner and said good-byes to kiddies
Departed from Changi 11pm

Day 1 – 20th July 2007, Friday. Windy and Sunny
Arrived CDG 640am (!)
Met E almost 9am coming from Nantes via domestic at CDG
Information Counter not equals Tourist Information Counter
RER B line was down due to “accident” (and I thought it was another infamous strike in Paris…)
Caught a cab at T1 which cost E47.30 for less than 30min ride to Hotel des Tricollege
Checked in no fuss
Notre Dame
Went to Ile Saint Louis Berthillon for lunch and apricot ice cream
Pont Saint-Louis
Center Pompidou
Ed’s mini-supermarket
Notre Dame Tower

Nutella Banana Crepe along river Seine
The Lourve : Mona Lisa!
Seine River Cruise

Day 2 - 21st July 2007, Saturday. Windy and Sunny
St Supice (one tower under renovation)
Orsay Musuem
Lunch in Orsay Musuem Café
Tulille Garden
Orangee Museum
Bought Metro Carnet tickets. E11.10 for 10 instead of E1.50 each
Arch De Triumph
Eiffel Tower 2 hour wait to get buy tickets! Queue Cutting!
Line closed for the night
Salad dinner from Quality Burger

Day 3 – 22nd July 2007, Sunday. Windy and Sunny
Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Basilique du Sacré-Cœur)
Artist square of Montmartre
Dali Museum
Brunch near Jewish Quarter
?? Hotel, nice garden but to use the toilet mostly
Jewish Quarter
Moulin Rouge
Forum des Halles
L'église Saint-Eustache
My first and as it turned out, ONLY Kir Royale
Dinner from Quality Burger again, but we were too tired to eat and had the food for breakfast the next day

Day 4 – 23rd July 2007, Monday. Cloudy and Light Showers
Chinatown for lunch
Champ Elysees
LV main store
Galary Lafayette
Dinner Le Cosi- Foie Gras!

Day 5 – 24th July 2007, Tuesday, Cloudy and Light Showers
Shuttle pickup right on time
游车河 as we traipse across town to pick up another 2 fares
VAT refund is for cash refund only
Customs office is the right place for the chop
Mail box slot (95)
Flight back at 12 noon

Day 6 – 25th July 2007, Wednesday, Cloudy
Arrived Singapore 7am having stayed awake the whole return flight for movies
Knocked out till 3:00pm. boy are we going to be so jetlagged tonight.
Went for Harry Potter 5 at 4:40pm.
End of holidays.


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