France

The Lock with QR code

Where did you leave your heart?

Many are attached to the Pont des Arts. I mean the love padlocks. Names and undying love messages are engraved on the padlocks before the sweethearts lock them to the railings and throw the keys into the Seine River below the bridge.

Here is a big heart with QR code, […]

By |August 24th, 2013|Europe, France, Paris|2 Comments

Back in Paris!

The next leg of the 3-week Europe trip was to Paris. From London, we took Eurostar’s high-speed train straight into the city centre of Paris. The rail journey only took about 2.5-hour to arrive at Gare du Nord, one of the busiest railway stations in Europe that serves connections from Paris to Northern France […]

By |June 6th, 2013|France, Paris|5 Comments

Rail Travel in Europe with Eurail

It’s been a while since the UK trip in 2010. Sharon is really nice – she invited us to bunk in at her new apartment in London early this year, so we decided to go Europe for three weeks in April. We’ve known each other through this blog for years!

Back in 2010, we only […]

By |May 28th, 2013|Amsterdam, Europe, France, Netherlands, Paris|3 Comments

Romantic Paris

After about 13 hours of direct flight from Singapore, we finally touched down at Charles de Gaulle Airport. We were a bit disorientated at first, and there were so many people at the airport. We went through the immigration custom very smoothly without any problem linked to the SARS issue from our country. However, […]

By |February 27th, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|0 Comments

Notre-Dame & Hôtel de Ville

Notre-Dame de Paris, a Catholic cathedral located on the Cité island surrounded by the Seine river. It is one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in Western Europe dated back in the 13th century, with stunning stained glasses and a huge interior. The Walt Disney movie “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” has given it quite […]

By |February 26th, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|4 Comments

Louvre Museum, the World Famous

We were early birds queuing up at the entrance to Louvre Museum on Sunday morning, the first Sunday of the month and it was free admission to all!

Louvre holds some of the world’s most famous works of art. It is so big and fascinating! It houses antiques, paintings, sculptures and royal treasures from all […]

By |February 25th, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|8 Comments

Montmarte & the Red Light District

After we left Louvre, we adjourned to Montmartre, a hill known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur (“Basilica of the Sacred Heart”) and a nightclub district. It was not all exhausting but somehow enjoyable walks uphill on cobblestones and steep staircases connecting one street to another, with old houses and little parks […]

By |February 25th, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|0 Comments

Arche de la Défense, Sainte Chapelle & Latin Quarter

What a different scene of old Paris at Arche de la Défense (La Grande Arche)! Where are the romantic pathways?! Here is in the major business district of La Défense in Paris. This district constitutes high-rise buildings and though it’s not far from the old city, it seems completely out of place in the […]

By |February 24th, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|2 Comments

Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysées & Eiffel Tower

The most dangerous shot – we were risking our lives to take this photo!! The Arc De Triomphe stands 49m high, 45m wide and 22m deep. It honours those who fought for France during the Napoleonic Wars and is also the tomb of unknown soldiers. It is an arch of triumph commissioned by Napoléon […]

By |February 23rd, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|4 Comments

Château de Versailles, the magnificent palace

Around 3plus, we took a 30-min train ride to Château de Versailles, which is located in the suburb of Paris. It is a very grand palace, with a very big garden.

KAPPA???

The last night in Paris. After a few days of having meagre meals on prudent spending, it was time for us to try out […]

By |February 22nd, 2008|Europe, France, Paris|4 Comments