First stop - Champs Alysee & the Arc d Triumph!!!
Trip Start Jun 22, 2011
10Trip End Jul 01, 2011
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Somehow the many trip to Europe after did have Paris in the itinerary, and so when my sis said she wanted to go to Paris after Prague, I was all game.
I found this really cheap apartment right in the heart of Paris , Stella Paris apartment for a good price. We paid less than 40euro per pax and I was beginning to worry about the accomodation. It was just a 5 minutes(maybe less) walk away from Vaneau metro , in a nice safe neighbourhood. The apartment was a basement rood , nicely made up to fit 6 pax but I think 5 is just nice because the midlevel bed was a bit too cramped. Very bohemian as the owner decorated with old french movie posters. You could pretend that you are a starving artist trying to make ends meet
It was such a hot day in Paris and somehow (I think because the apartment was shaded from the sun and the cool basement air made the aparment extremely cooling) , we started our first meal in Paris at the corner of the street . In sign, body and smattering english, we made through the orders and still not wanting to order fresh salad because of the e coli scare , the waiter stared at us as if we were made when we ordered steamed vegetables.
First stop , Champs elysees... Chai Hong's shangri-la. We did the usual touristy thing and took pictures in front of Arc D Triumph and then strolled along the champs. Louis Vuitton was the end destination for Chai Hong and when we entered , hordes of chinese women and the guys are sitting outside probably lamenting about their poor wallets about to be emptied. My sis , the ever practical was browsing and looked at me - and said " but they are pvc bags" , shaking her head as she checks out the price. Women and their LVs, I almost succumbed until she said so.