i see some questions...time for some answers!
how much did i spend for my 2 wk trip?
about 3k++ on air ticket, rail pass and (decent enough) accomodation. if inclusive of shopping expenses...then...hmm...let's not go there. :P
actually, it's possible to tour europe cheaply. hostels r usu comfy enough, and if there's a kitchen u can save on food by cooking your own meals (either bring instant noodles n canned food from home or buy from supermart there). from personal experience, 4 is the best number of pple to travel together, coz 1stly, can save on accomodation, and 2ndly can play card games on long train rides. :) also the 4 of u can implement a buddy system to take care of each other (and belongings). 4 is not too big a group, so moving around is not difficult; neither is it too small a group - hanging out together in a foreign land is much safer with 3 friends than with 2 or 1.
when travelling in france (or anywhere for that matter), if u do buy train tickets, check your tickets at the counter when u buy them. check that the ticket is for the correct number of adults, to the correct destination. it's better to be extra sure (and endure the stares of impatient counter crew and people queueing behind), than find out just before boarding the train that there's something wrong with your ticket (which happened to me, and that was NOT a wonderful experience).
just thot i'd share some tips with ya...if u have any, feel free to share them with me and the other visitors of this blog k? always a pleasure to chat about travel... ;)
What camera did i use?
my pics are taken with Panasonic Lumix FX01...i'm no guru at photography, just pick up tips and skills along the way from experience and by (secretly) learning from the professionals. but i must say this camera can reallie capture the rich colours of beautiful scenaries, and the best thing about it is it's wide angle lens, which allows u to take more into a picture. this feature is especially useful when u wanna take a panoramic picture or one of a big monument or building.