Paris Day 2: Sight Seeing

After visiting the Bastille Sunday Market, Ben brought me to see the Eifel Tower, a must visit tourist attraction in Paris.

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Eifel Tower is an observation and radio broadcasting tower. It held the tallest record in the world from 1889 to 1930.

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A close up view of the tower. At the time we were here, the line to go up the tower was very long. So, we did not go up the tower.

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We went to look for the Statue of Liberty instead. (more…)

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Paris Day 2: Bastille Sunday Market

We went to pick up our Paris Pass which we bought online prior the trip. We bought the 6 days pass for EUR392 for 2 people.

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After picking up the pass, we went to Bastille Sunday Market. We love to explore the local market. There are lots of vendors ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to cheese, seafood, poultry, clothing, etc. It is one of the biggest markets in Paris.

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We had a Lebanese Crepe for breakfast.

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If I remembered correctly, the crepe is called Moiti Moiti and it was filled with sesame seeds and herbs. The crepe cost EUR3.

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Ben loves the baguette in Paris. So, we bought a baguette for EUR1.20. (more…)

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Day 1 in Paris

After the nap, we ventured out to see Paris for the first time, that is for me. Ben had been to Paris 7 years ago.

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We walked along Montparnesse to Saint Michel to Jardin Du Lexemburg. The above is the church of Notre-Dame-des-Champs located on boulevard du Montparnese.

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Statue of Marshal Ney, Montparnesse.

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Copper horse statues in fountain, Montparnesse.

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A park leading to Jardin du Luxembourg. (more…)

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Flying to Paris

Here I go again. Blogging about a vacation which took place in late May and early June 2014.  This time it’s Paris.

Our flight itinerary was YVR to Chicago (4 hours flight) and Chicago to Franckfurt (8 hours flight) and Frankfurt to CDG (1 hour and 10 minutes flight).

We had lunch at the Chicago airport during the transit.

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We had the Chicago style hot dog which is served without ketchup.

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London Day 9: Dinner at Song Que

For the last dinner in London, Ben and I went for Vietnamese food. We had actually attempted to go for Vietnamese food on Kingsland earlier but we were lost due to getting down on the wrong subway station.

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This time, after a better research, we found out that we were able to walk from our hotel to Kingsland where many Vietnamese restaurants are located. It is just a 25 minutes walk. Silly us on our first attempt.

We decided to have dinner at Song Que Vietnamese Restaurant as it is a popular one.

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Song Que was full house when we arrived. And there was a line waiting for tables. Luckily we were not too far back in the line.  The wait was at least 20 minutes.

The table setting are very tight.

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Song Que served complementary prawn chips after we placed our order. A good start.

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Their chopstick cover even has instructions on how to use chopstick. (more…)

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London Day 9: Museum of London

After exploring Borough Market, we still have a few hours for the day. So, we decided to explore another museum.

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Museum of London showcases the account of London life from prehistoric times to the present day. Some of the exhibits I remembered were the plague, the great fire and modern London. No photography is allowed inside the museum.

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The Lomo Wall; 65 meter in length is made up by almost 30,000 photographs of the London Olympic. More than 15,000 people from 32 countries submitted analogue pictures for this wall. (more…)

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