An interesting idea about telling a tale through the lens of a camera around Paris. Not by taking photos of the famous landmarks dotting the city but the numerous quaint little shops around it. Visit Paris Re-Tale.
Genaro Bardy took photos of a very ’empty’ Paris, devoid of tourists and Parisiens. Enjoy!
Check out this collection from Simon Sek — Cliché Sur Seine.
That is so typical of the place, since Châtelet is basically a transportation hub with multiple Métro interchanges and the train lines.
Blink and I am back from another Europe trip again! Instead of jetting from one place to another like last year’s Eurotrip, this time around, I’m focusing on one country only — Switzerland. Unfortunately, there is no direct flight from Malaysia to Switzerland, so we will have to make do with an open jaw arrangement. Flying in from Paris and flying back from Frankfurt.
One of the reasons I chose to fly in from Paris was because of this. The Airbus 380. In case you have been living on the other side of the moon, the Airbus 380 is the world’s largest commercial airliner. We managed to get seats on the upper deck. The leg room was much better than the one we had last year. Another plus point was the lack of turbulence and engine noise, probably from the fact that we were sitting a fair distance from the fuselage.
Paris’s Charles de Gaulle still had the same decor as last year and their baggage system left a lot to be desired. Although we were the only arrival, it took ages for our luggage to appear on the carousel. I am guessing it must be the distance from the plane to the main terminal. Paris was only a stopover while we wait for the TGV Lyria to Lausanne which leaves Gare du Lyon at noon. It was only 8am by the time we sat down on the bus heading towards Gare du Lyon.
Planning the European trip took up about 4 weeks altogether over the course of 8 months, starting from buying the flight tickets, right up to planning the itinerary and making last-minute adjustments during the trip itself.
All said and done, we still encountered some problems and thus lessen some of the gloss of such a wonderful trip. Come on, you must be dying to find out what went wrong after following this blog for the past one year!
Not having a smartphone
I was actually waiting for the launch of the new iPhone 5, so we decided to wait and brought along our outdated phones for the journey. Since we weren’t actually using them for calling and neither did their photo capturing quality came to good use. They, together with their chargers, became dead weights.
Currently I’m using an iPhone 5, and with the amount of apps one could install on such devices, it makes traveling simpler (and lighter). We could do away with the guidebooks and printed material altogether. Just download the app for the particular country that you will be traveling to, including those travel planning apps, such as TripIt and Google Maps, and you’re good to go!
A word of advice, these high-end products could be a target for theft in the less developed parts of the world.
I got a new follower at Where’s My Backpack and she came up with the idea for travel themes. For this week, it is all about bridges. So here is my collection of them.
The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn