Friday, August 26, 2011

♥ 1st Stop: PARIS

The City views
Pantheon ( the amazing church dedicated to St. Genevieve with a huge dome!)
Cathedral Notre Dame (Free entrance again!)
Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Top Attraction in Paris -Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe ( I love this so significant monument so much)

Sacre-Coeur which was bulit in 1914 ( Free admission)

Okay, my 1st stop of my trip will be Paris- the central capital of France with more than 12 million people. It is called the Capital of Fashion. As a fashion-lover, I have to admit I enjoy looking at Chanel, Christian Dior latest fashions! However, it will require a stable job for me to purchase those luxurious goodies! Haha, I am not Queen B who can always get what she wants with a click! Walking around the city is definitely a pain especially in the SUMMER! Therefore, we spent some money to take the Metro to different stations to save us some time. It is very imp that the visitors take good care of their belongings along the way because they will always be *suspicious looking* people around the crowded area. The map of the Paris Metro system is kinda complicated, therefore, a careful planning need to be done earlier to avoid wasting time going the wrong way. (P/S: Chatelet is the station where I lost my Ipod Touch)!

Map of Paris Métro
Apart from that, to survive in France you either need to have a French speaker with you or you can speak a bit of it. It will be extra helpful if you do not know where you are! LOL
Of course, being polite is another key to avoid getting cold shoulder.
Excuse me (Excusez moi de vous deranger)
Can you help me?(Pourriez vous maider?)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Life after School


Crepes(its not sweet*)
The nice Police Officer(*you should go catch the pickpocket)

To my dearest Peepz,

I am back to my home country-Malaysia safe and sound! Back to my home is definitely a new challenge for me. New bed, environment and even friends made me miss Columbus even more. I have to admit I regretted for not extending my stay in the States.

Apart from getting my degree, I embarked a trip to four fantastical European cities- Paris, Pisa Florence and Rome. Phew, I was lucky that I returned Malaysia safe and sound. In Paris, I felt the media beautified the entire city! It was not livable as it seems at all! According the the web, it is one of the most influential cities in the world and is renown for its cultural sectors. Well, from what i experienced (bad experience of course), its not my favourite city. Why? Violent crimes( From my opinions) are everywhere! Especially PICKPOCKETING!F* that! I was considered lucky enough because I just lost my IPOD TOUCH and my cash was safe with me. I lost it when I was taking the T( underground metro) in a popular tourist areas.Luckily I managed to report my lost to an English spoken police officer! Its not that easy for you to find someone who can speak English that easily. It's even harder for you to borrow a cellphone on the street. Okay, I guess there are more scams on the street! (What to do, Paris is so unsafe -.-)! LOL, I have to admit Americans are the best (Maybe I am too lucky! There're always nice people(GBU) who always return my cellphone/ID/Textbooks to me. Anyways, it is our responsible as a traveler to watch our belongings especially in crowded areas and protect ourselves.

I am going to tell more abt the trips tomorrow!