there are many words to describe her. and no words that can really describe her. that's paris. i can't bring myself to fall head over heels in love with her, neither can i say for sure that i hate her so much i never wanna see her again. it's a city full of contradictions. rich people with branded bags and beggars on the streets. bright city lights and dark dingy alleys. snobbish sales people and helpful passers-by. paris...is a mystery.
ah, yes, i am but a tourist. of course i'll pay the obligatory pilgrimage to one of the most easily recognisable landmarks in the world. the queues there were much too long to entice me to go up the tower tho...
this is a very nice covered arcade along boulevard montmarte. it's lined with many interesting shops that look like they haven't changed much since decades ago...
a shop selling miniature handicrafts!! aah!
one thing i absolutely loved about paris: laduree macaroons. so light yet rich...heavenly. pop one into your mouth, and u'll forget that u paid 1.30 euros (or SGD 2.60) for that fraction-of-a-second satisfaction. check out their official website.
if u do go to paris, a nice place to visit is the montmartre area (accessible via metro station Blanche or Abbesses), where the movie Amelie was shot. this cafe is the one where Amelie worked.
well well...these entries pretty much sum up (in a very summarized manner) my 2 wk trip to switzerland and france.
*dreams* where to next.......?