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Summary of Paris and England Trip (20/6/2013-2/7/2013)

July 5th, 2013 · 2 Surrendered

Got back on Wednesday night. Only managed to update something now. Even so, it’s just a summary (I don’t even quite remember where we’ve been to as there’s too many places!) and it’s just a compilation from my Twitpic while I was on the go the past 2 weeks. So, here you go… Click the pictures for bigger and complete version.

20/6/2013: Arrived Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 then check-in to the travel lodge followed up with dinner at Bayswater 4 Season Restaurant.

Lunch at The Bull, London before heading to Paris. on Twitpic 21/6/2013: Went to Westfield London Shopping Centre to have lunch at The Bull before heading to the train station to take the train, Eurostar, to Paris.

Hello Paris! on Twitpic 21/6/2013: Arrived Paris, check-in our apartment and had a rest preserving energy for the adventure the next day. There was a music festival happening down where we stayed.

Yesterday, last stop of the day, Eiffel Tower. Only reached &... on Twitpic 22/6/2013: Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Tube Building. The highlight of the day, Eiffel Tower, queued in the cold, long queue, and tonnes of people.

The rain spoilt the day, now back "home", the night... on Twitpic 23/6/2013: Arc de Triomphe, window shopping at Champs-Elysées (cannot afford to buy anything but nice to look and touch them first hand), had the most expensive lunch in my whole life (portion was small and not nice which cost us more than EUR100!), Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III, and Place de la Concorde. It rained and we had to called it a day.

Goodbye Paris, hello Cambridge. on Twitpic 24/6/2013: Tourists are everywhere in Paris! The crowd was massive at Musée du Louvre where you can find Mona Lisa half-length portrait. Seriously? Is there even anything special? Sorry but I can’t see any hahaha… I’m blind towards this thing. The crowd just couldn’t stop taking pictures of it (including me ;p)! In the afternoon we headed to the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre and had a souvenirs shopping spree. For dinner, we had French food in a restaurant near where we stayed.

Hello Cambridge! on Twitpic 25/6/2013: Check-out of our apartment and went to the train station. Went back to London using Eurostar, finally saw the train went into the Euro Tunnel. Once we reached London, we drove to Cambridge, lucky to be given with a new travel lodge!

Nottingham & York, the end of road trip for now. on Twitpic 26/6/2013: Headed to Nottingham and York for sight seeing. Then, went back to my sister’s place at Thornaby, one hour away from Newcastle.

Shopping day in Thornaby and Newcastle. on Twitpic 27/6/2013: Shopping day near my sister’s place and in the evening we went to Newcastle for another shopping spree! Bought a lot! So cheap! What’s more, found my size.

Whitby, a fishing town, a change of view. on Twitpic 28/6/2013: Went to Whitby for a change of view. Something different from what we’ve seen the previous days. Had fish and chips dinner at Magpie Cafe.

Bowness, where U can find the largest lake in UK. on Twitpic Food? Soap? At Bowness-on-Windermere. on Twitpic Shopping in Birmingham but came back empty handed. Off to Lon... on Twitpic 29/6/2013: Bowness-on-Windermere where you can find the largest lake of UK. Another different view. Found nicely made soap and sweets. From the photo alone, it’s confusing whether it’s food or soap. We then drove almost 3 hours to Birmingham for another shopping spree but came back empty handed.

Brands I likely never own. Spent more than 5 hours shopping a... on Twitpic 30/6/2013: Got to touch and see those branded stuff for the second time in my life. Tried on Jimmy Choo, Bally, Prada, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Coach and more! Bags and shoes cost thousands of Ringgit, so far fetch for me. Yet I made an unbelievable purchase at Bicester Village. A Micheal Kors tote bag, my biggest buy in my entire life for a bag. I still can’t believe that I ended up buying it! It’s an outlet store so the price is cheaper but still expensive! Let’s put it this way, original price cost almost RM1K and I got it for almost RM700! One thing I don’t understand, it’s such an expensive bag but no storage bag provided. A bit disappointed. Oh well… No more turning back. After shopping, we drove back to London.

Goodbye London in 12 hours... on Twitpic 1/7/2013: Visited some tourist spots in London.

Angus beef steak and mix grill at Heathrow. *slurp* on Twitpic 2/7/2013: Went for a drive to the Warner Bros. Studio featuring Harry Potter, then to B&Q and lastly to IKEA for lunch before heading to the airport. Time to leave London and go back to Kuching.

Will update about it in details once I found the time and mood ;p

Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Going Places · People Everywhere - Paris

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  • 1 Borneoboy // Jul 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Irene. I am sure you enjoyed your UK and Paris trip. I visited Germany, Belgium, France and Italy in March. Lovely weather in Italy. Paris was beautiful, but too many seedy people. In Les Halles, I think one guy was trying to rob me !

  • 2 sweet surrender // Jul 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Borneoboy, yes, enjoyed it but tiring at the same time. We’re too greedy, covered too many places in such short period of time hahaha… Indeed! Paris has too many seedy people and many shopkeepers kept warning us about them and be extra vigilant.

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