Wednesday, June 13, 2007

final chapter: paris

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.......?

22 comments:

sn_low said...

Nice pictures... where is the location of the shop that selling miniature handicrafts?

Anonymous said...

Wow~ Seems like euu really had an enjoyable trip there ya? Thanks for coming to tonkichi again ya.. See ya soon!

youknowwhoiam said...

heya, both shops with the miniature cafe and laduree macarons in montmarte? forgot to check with you the last time... two more days before i hit paris from annecy.

阿 Jean said...

好妒忌哟!!我也要去!!
可是没钱,先要筹盘缠..哈哈哈!!

chocolatelover said...

Wow Beautiful pictures !!! I think I must save $$$ to travel to Switzerland and France. Dont know how long to take.

How much you spend for this two weeks trip? So we will know how long it takes to save before we can make a trip there.

I also like to travel. Going to New Zealand(South Island) for two weeks in July.

ailin said...

hey peifen can ask you is lingzhi still at 933?

Anonymous said...

Ailin

Lingzhi is at FM100.3, if not wrong, hosting morning show...

卫斯理 said...

I did get the chance to go up the Eiffel Tower when I visited Paris some years back and the view was breathtaking even though I was just halfway up there. Climbing the stairs were really tiring though. Agree with how Peifen described Paris. Think maybe the city was a fantasy to so many people that there was unrealistic expectations about it. Where next? How about Sweden? Never been there before myself but heard that it's quite a nice place to visit...also Norway, Denmark...Haha hope Peifen's next trip will be as fun, if not more fun than this European tour :D

Anonymous said...

how much you spent for the trips??

Anonymous said...

Hi Peifen, yr pics r like postcards. Very nice, very refreshing etc...Can put some more pics, please, thks.

Moon

Anonymous said...

Hi Peifen, u r from NTU right? May i know which course u take there n how u get join 933FM?

Jennie said...

Nice pics of Paris..Did you went to the Louvre,Champs-Elysees,Arc De Triomphe?

vivian said...

Seems like you really did have lots of fun!!

Stephanie said...

hey peifen,i call ur on air ytd,rmb me?hahas(: e pics was nice,lols:D

CutieStar said...

hi there! i am peiyi. mind checking out my blog? http://simplylonely-.blogspot.com ii will be waiting for eu to tag xD

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing ur trip journal: wonderful and nice

jiaxin said...

just saw Peifen at Compass Point last night, hosting games (with Jiahui).

even though it was her 3rd hour there, she readily posed for photos for those who asked. I managed to take a photo with her too!

And she was also willing to chat..about her blog, her camera, and how it makes blue look bluer..

So paiseh when she asked if I've posted here before. cos I have not. So, Peifen, here it is..my 1st post!

lastly..really glad to have met you in person! i was almost like a little boy again. awestruck. haha.. hope ya enjoy work & life!

Anonymous said...

hello peifen. can i ask what plane and accomdation u recommend?

you-know-who-i-am said...

I looked at your tea set again and it reminded me of the tea-parties I used to play with my siblings. Now I'm also curious about the price of the miniature cafe . I kept scrutinising it. Aww! It's so irresistable!

dh said...

Paris looks absolutely nice, must visit there somedae...especially the effiel tower...

-Cheryl said...

You very pretty leh!

eileen said...

I was in Paris too...from 13 June to 23 June...were you there during this period too? yah, I luv the macarons too...yummy! eiffel tower is so beautiful too.