2 weeks in Europe felt like 2 days in Singapore.
I cannot find another better way to describe how short the trip felt to me.
This is the first time I’m travelling with Sinsin and LTK, and I have to say they were great travel buddies!
On this trip, we flew in to Paris and our apartment was in my favourite part of Paris – Montmartre.
This part of the city feels so different and I love the idea of how this place used to be home
to many artists and my favourite movie character, Amelie Poulain.
We got our apartment via AirBnB.com and this website has never once disappointed us.
It was a simple but cosy place we called home for 4 days.
To make sure we are covered in case we got sick of the baguettes and pasta, we lugged lots of instant food from home!
Us after many hours on the road.
Our first breakfast the next day was the very familiar Teochew Porridge!
True blue Singaporeans. Cannot live without rice.
The apartment is just 10 mins walk away from Sacre Coeur, so naturally, that was our first stop of the day.
A is having a lot of fun with her new toy, the Lomokino.
The purple on my hair has faded to a new violet (my friends call me taro) and I am so loving it.
Caely from Shunji Matsuo 313 is just amazing!
Sindy with her usual antics. :p
And me camwhoring while the other couple get their ice cream fix. Heh!
So missing the good skin days!
We also chanced upon the grocery store that was featured in Amelie!
The weather was fabulous that day and we were so happy to have some sun to give us some warmth.
Absolutely no idea why Paris was still so cold at this time of the year!
We also came across this wall with “I love you” written in different languages. Very cute!
The first day was pretty chill and we basically just hung out around Montmartre, sat in cafes and busk in the sun.
And of course, formally introducing my travel mates –
here is my dearest friend Sinsin!
And her hubs, LTK.
And last but certainly not the least, the girl of my dreams.
Hahaha! A lah. 🙂
Kena photobomb. Heh!
Can I also exclaim and boast about my new hat which I got for only 5 euros from a vintage store? YAY!
Went back to the Two Windmills Cafe to have creme brulee again!
Next we checked out Le Marais.
It was also my first time in this area and I think it’s pretty interesting.
This is the Jewish district of the city and they have some really nice stuff there.
Love the little lanes that are so confusing to be in. Hahaha!
But before that, the almost-mandatory jump shots in the most beautiful square in Paris!
A and I wanted to take these “stand in the middle of the frame with a straight face” pictures.
Initially, I wanted to make them into like a collage or something.
But we ended up not taking enough of such pictures so I’ll just throw them into the blog post.
Erm. Here’s one. Haha.
Le Marais has lots of boutiques of big and small labels.
If you are a fan of falafel, this is the place to come to! Your tum tum will leave this place smiling.
Tons of vintage stores around as well.
The prices of the stuff in these stores start from as low as freaking ONE euro.
And if you have patience and is willing to dig for gems from the heaps of clothes,
you might end up walking out of the stores with authentic YSL coats, etc.
No I’m not shitting you.
Er.. Yes another awkward shot. Haha!
The second day was a little tour to the Eiffel Tower.
The damn line to get onto the tower was too long so we only settled for a couple of pictures around the tower
before we head off to the shopping area.
There is a story behind this photo. Haha!
I was actually rejecting some random woman who approached us to get us
to donate money for god knows what “charitable organization”.
I think we got approached 5-6 times in that short one hour. It’s ridiculously annoying!
I think I still look very friendly even while I’m rejecting people. Hor?
The people on the Arc de Triumph look like ants.
Bah. I miss Europe. 😦