J’aime Paris and the beautiful Rhein

I have not login to WordPress for a while and today i noticed that they have upgraded their site. Not bad, more functions i shall say.Interesting.

Anyway, yeah, have been trippin’ as have blogged before. Was back from Paris last week on the 5th. Stayed at home in the Hague for 3 days and went to London on the 8th. Reach back home again this morning. Busy busy and quite exhausted, but it was fun nonetheless.

Was in Paris for 3 nights. Paris is beautiful. So beautiful it made me feel like going again, even it is going to be the 3rd time. Now i can admit to what people say about the city. If you asked me which city is a must-do when you are in Europe, Paris will definitely be one of it. It is a huge city so its advisable that you allocate few days for it.

The whole first day we took a red bus tour around the city. Its a hop on, hop off ride, and it was valid for 2 days. Its quite a good way to explore, as it also provides English commentary on all the top sites. Paris is rich with its historical sites, and also beautiful architecture. I can say most of the buildings there has a beautiful French touch of its own. I just love the view of the city with the Eiffel Tower rising high, oh how i wish i could express it with words. Sangat lawa OK!

Second day we had a whole day of fun at Disneyland Paris. It has 2 parks now, the Disneyland and Walt Disney studios. For a one day trip we just had to be smart on choosing the rides. I can say we covered all major attractions, especially the new ones at Walt Disney studio. My personal favorite would be Rock and Roller coaster – this one is with high speed, and Aerosmith jammin’ in your ears all ride long. Awesome!

After Paris, we departed for Germany. Papa have booked a hotel by the Rhein river in Boppard. Its a very small suburban town right by the big river. Frankly we had no idea where it is, and thanks to the GPS ( people call it TomTom over here), we found our way. I just know that the Rhein river actually runs from the Alps and ends in Amsterdam and into the sea. I should have paid better attention to Geography before. Heheh. There we took a cruise from the Boppard to Koblenz, while enjoying the spectacular view of the old castles on the hills around it ( did i say that the we were in a valley?). Just in case it does not sounds familiar, these towns are actually nearby Koln (aka Cologne) Germany. On the way home we stopped by this town to take some pics at the Koln Dom, and the Hard Rock Cafe.

Before reaching Boppard, we also had time to stop by Luxembourg. Its a very small country here in Europe. The basic layout of the country is that the old town is in a very deep valley, and the new town is build on the hills surrounding it. Expect high rise bridges in this country. Took a one hour ride on a choochoo train around the old town and basically covered the major sites already. Heheh.

Its getting long, this post. So i stop here. There is London and more Holland to talk about, so i will make it as the next post.


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