My Europe travelogue so far…
London Day 1: Flying With MAS, Heathrow Connect & Piccadilly Circus
London Day 2: Covent Garden, British Museum, British Library & Phantom Of The Opera Musical
London + Rome Day 3: YHA Oxford Street, Gatwick Airport, easyJet & Tiring Rome
Rome Day 4: Six Beds, Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (Part 1)
Vatican City + Rome Day 4: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & St. Peter’s Square (Part 2)
Rome + Pisa Day 5: Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Pensione Rinascente & Leaning Tower Of Pisa
Pisa + Venice Day 6: Piazza Garibaldi, St. Mark’s Basilica & The Grand Canal
Venice Day 7: Foresteria Valdese, Libreria Acqua Alta & Thello Train
Paris Day 8: Hotel Andrea Rivoli, Palais Garnier & Raining
Paris Day 9: Paris Panoramic Views, Notre Dame Cathedral & Eiffel Tower
Paris + Versailles Day 10: Château de Versailles & Musée du Louvre
Paris Day 11: Roland Garros, Shopping & Seine River Sunset
Today is our last 1/4 day in Paris. In the morning we went shopping at BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville), another famous department store which is located just a block away from our hotel. We spent most of our time at the household department browsing through the pots, plates, baking items, etc. Then we head to Boulangerie Julien again (the one we went to on our first day in Paris) to sample one last time its super delicious roule pistachio chocolate (pistachio chocolate rolls) €1.70 and palmiers €1.80. Then it’s back to hotel to pack up and leave. Tell you what, only in Paris hotel you can smell the delicious freshly baked croissant. I dunno why. I’m guessing the hotel restaurant bake their own croissant. LOL
Our next and final destination is back to London via Eurostar. Although our train will depart at 2.40pm we head to Gare du Nord (railway station) around 11.30am (about 3 hours earlier) since it’s better to be early than late. You’ll never know what gonna happened like any mishap that will delay your journey. We spent our free time lepak-ing at the railway station. Haha
London 2012 shop selling official London Olympics souvenir. We didn’t drop by. No time as we’re trying to avoid the tube rush hour. It will be a horrendous thing to stuck in the tube at rush hour.
Photo from TZ-7.
Well, we barely escape the rush hour! Our hostel for the rest of our remaining journey in London is at YHA Oxford Street (yes again). While on our way to dinner at Garfunkel’s Restaurant, we saw the underground rush hour jam is so long that it continued on to the main road of Oxford Street. So freakingly scary!
We spent our night away at Primark, a clothing retailer with quality, style and affordable prices. I LOVE this place a lot. After H&M, Primark is my next favorite place to shop for clothes. Picture is showing the queue at womens fitting room. There are like 15 ladies ahead of me. The longest fitting room queue I’ve been in. Hahaha
Photo from TZ-7.
Do you want to know how affordable are the clothes in Primark? They’re like £2 to £6 for tees and blouses and £10 for shorts and trousers. Bought 7 items at only £36. Cheap or not??? We stayed at Primark until it was closing time.
A large bronze horse head sculpture near Marble Arch. At first I couldn’t make out what this piece is since I was coming from the back of the horse head. Then finally it dawn on me. Then we stopped by KFC for loo visit. Kekeke
Photo from TZ-7.
That’s it for day 12. Four more days to go. I think you must be bored by now reading my travelogue. Haha