Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid trip

Hi guys!

So excited I’ll meet madame Eiffel and monsieur Gaudi soon! Yeah.. 30 hours to come!

I wanted to share you my trip itinerary:

2 days – Paris

I departed from Rennes by covoiturage, it’s a carpooling system in France (and maybe in other countries) which is very beneficial both for the driver and passengers. The driver can save money from their gasoline and car costs, and we as passenger can get cheap ride! I decided to use covoiturage because this TGV price is driving me crazy!! I have browsed some carpooling website.. the most reliable one is: www.covoiturage.fr

I thought we need to pay the driver directly, but apparently covoiturage.fr is acting as intermediate between us. We need to pay by credit/ carte bleue card first when we booked the trip. Eventhough it’s more expensive, because they charged service fee around 10% from the amount that charged to you, but it’s ok because unlike other sites, they have rating system for the driver, so you know the credibilities of the driver. You wouldn’t want an annoying or drunker person to drive the car, right?

the driver will deliver me to Massy RER station, which quite far from Paris city centre. The cost for RER trip to city centre is around 3.2 Eur. we’ll go around Paris.. of course La tour d’Eiffel, champs-elysees, Arc d’triomphe, musee Louvre, chateau de Versailles, and many more! J’adore!

Tips: all my friend told me to be careful in Paris. Don’t get enchanted too much, too excited, too drunk, or too in love! Paris is very dangerous because it has many foreigners, which in current hard economy situations they might unemployed..

2 daya – Barcelona

La ramblasss! Yihaaa.. I can’t wait to visit this no 1 beautiful city in the whole world! Thanks to monsieur Gaudi who created the famous Sagrada Familia!

I found some tourist maps on the net, or simply just follow barcelona hop on hop off open bus map (http://www.barcelonabusturistic.cat/web/guest).

They said everything can be reached by metro, and tourist can buy a tourist pass in Barcelona airport terminal 2, for 13 euro (2 days unlimited), quite cheap! Or you can buy 10 tickets costs 9 euro. But, i’ll skip the hassle (in case i need more ticket) by buying a tourist pass instead.

For a fashion lover, which is all girrrllsss.. there’s MANGO outlet in Barcelona, they sold even cheaper MNG stuffs! You know that you can get great bargain of ZARA and MNG stuffs in Spain, so why don’t give a shot to visit the outlet 😉

Here’s the address:

Carrer de Girona, 37  08010 Barcelona, Spanyol
934 12 29 35

From Barcelona, I’ll go to Madrid by bus, because the train is soooo expensive! the most reliable bus named ALSA, you can see the bus routes, schedule, and even buy the ticket online. Hence, you need Spanish credit card or a Paypal account. I made a paypal account just to buy this bus ticket! Hopefully it’s worth the sacrifices 🙂

I bought a ticket for 34 Eur each, with 2 Eur administration fee, departed at 11.50 PM and arrived in Madrid at 7.50 AM, total journey is 7h 50m.

2 days – Madrid

Honestly I don’t really know what a must visit place in Madrid, but some people like Madrid more than Barcelona. I’ll prove it and let you know!

Ciao Amigos!

 

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Trip to Le Mont Saint Michel

I went to the famous Le Mont Saint Michel last week, and I wanted to share how to organize your trip! Hopefully it is useful!

If you are from Paris, you can go to Rennes first by French famous high speed train, TGV, by booking online through this site: voyages-sncf.com

Paris-Rennes ticket is usually cost 30 euro, unless in peak season it can reach 60 euro for one way. Therefore, book your train immediately! TGV offers ticket from 3 months ahead.

After that, you need to go out from Rennes Gare and heading to the left, to a building called ‘Gare Routiere’ or literally means bus station in France. You can buy ticket anytime in the ticket box, just mention you wanna go to Le Mont Saint Michel, they will give you ticket for the soonest bus. You can check the bus schedule here: http://www.destination-montsaintmichel.com/

Especially for people who lives in Rennes, you can get promotion price from October to March every year only by showing your Korrigo (bus) card only for 10 eur, because Fall and Winter season is off peak for Le Mont Saint Michel.

someday..

On the road to my beaulieu..

someday i’ll miss this moment..
like i miss the sunny Singapore.. or the warmth of sekoteng in my hometown..

when I’m back to a world full of responsibility, where i can’t just run when things goes wrong..

when i want to punch someone in the office, but i couldn’t.. when the office politics become so worst.. when your big big boss think he knew what’s best for you..

but you can’t run, because you need to pay your rent..

or your mom just won’t let you..

someday I’ll miss this peaceful and beautiful city.. all the humanity.. how i can enjoy all the breathe that i take without worrying people walk faster than me..

when i sleep on my husband’s arm.. my mind will fly away to this life.. the life that i only got for 7 months.. so short, yet i need to make it unforgettable..

i need to go to every inch in this city.. remember everything with my bare eyes.. all the sculpture on the old buildings.. and admire those who created it.

i have a dream to voyage the world and taste all the bitter and sweet inside it..
here i am..
i know i miss my bf so much.. but this is a one time chance.. and i need to enjoy every bit of it..

la vie c’est belle..