June 28, 2008

Paris of paris..

Redirected our trip to Paris during the weekend 21st June 2008. It's only a day trip to Paris via King Cross - St Pancras Station - Eurostar. The train traveled really fast. Slightly more than 2 hours we were already in Paris. Departed from London around 6.20am and arrived in Paris, Gare Du Nord Station around 9.45am (+1 time diff). Scheduled to return to London that same day at 8.25pm.

Within less than 10 hours, we already khatam most part of Paris. Bought the unlimited train-bus ticket for Euro 5.60 each... we could travel as far as we wish within zone 1 &2 of Paris. Our first trip to Eiffel Tower. Me, being the journey coordinator specifically choose Eiffel due to the distance from the train station. We planned to cover from the most far place and coming back towards the Gare Du Nord by the evening.

Man, Eiffel is so huge! People were queuing like >1km just to get to the entry level - lift to go up. We decided not to go up since we didn't have enough time. Taken some pictures from all angles pf it.. then we walked pass by the Siene River to Trocadero to take train to next destination.

Next destination - Avenue des Champs-Élysées. This street was so beautifully constructed and maintained. Shops and boutiques set on both sides of the road.

By the time we finished strolling along this avenue, it's already 3pm and we needed to find a place to pray. Checked-out the guide book and there's only a mosque on the other side of the city but reachable by train. So we got a ride to the mosque (x ingat nama tmptnya..) Beautiful mosque ala Istanbul crafted with colorful marbles everywhere and is part of tourist attraction!

Our next destinations were definitely Paris National Art Gallery - just behind the mosques, The Lourves, and not to forget Notre Dame... I conclude that Paris is a right place for those who loves architecture and arts. You can see it everywhere. Let's enjoy the photo..

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