The amazing life of Traveling #4  Paris France 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

PARIS-FRANCE
From Luxemburg city to Paris on September 4, 2011 Sunday by train-these are different stations between Luxembourg & Paris

  1. Luxembourg ​17:12pm
  2. Thionville​17:31 pm
  3. Metz​17:50 pm
  4. Champagne-A-TGV​skiped
  5. Paris East (EST)​18:20 pm

Paris East and Paris Nord (Gare Du Nord) are not far from each other-it is about 4 blocks- 10 minute walking.

What I Visited while in Paris:-

1. Notre Dame –spent quiet a good time-it is the most tourist congested church I ever visited next to Montmartre-a church on the top of the hill.

2. Louve 9.50 Euro- closed on Tuesday- did not went inside-outside is as beautiful as Dan Brown describe it in his Da Vinci Code book. I wanted to see it so much after I read the book-and now I could not get enough of it.

Paris- I have not got a Chile or a wow in Paris-the Eiffel tower at night is mesmerizing. I want to stay there till they turn off the light- on September 6, 2011-but Europe weather was not cooperative. It started to drizzle and I have to run to Metro. Meto in France is similar to New York City Sub-way-dirty, large with all type of numbers trains-transfer here –transfer there. It is very easy to get used to it. The fare is 1.75 euro

PARIS-FRANCE
From Luxemburg city to Paris on September 4, 2011 Sunday by train-
• Luxembourg ​17:12pm

• Thionville​17:31 pm

• Metz​17:50 pm

• Champagne-A-TGV​skiped

• Paris East (EST)​18:20 pm

Paris East and Paris Nord (Gare Du Nord) are not far to each other-it is about 4 blocks- 10 minute walking.
Visited-
1. Notre Dame –spent quiet a good time-it is the most tourist congested church I ever visited next to Montmartre-a church on the top of the hill.

2. Louve 9.50 Euro- closed on Tuesday- did not went inside-outside is as beautiful as Dan Brown describe it in his Da Vinci Code book. I wanted to see it so much after I read the book-and now I could not get enough of it.

Paris- I have not got a Chile or a wow in Paris-the Eiffel tower at night is mesmerizing. I want to stay there till they turn off the light- on September 6, 2011-but Europe weather was not cooperative. It started to drizzle and I have to run to Metro. Meto in France is similar to New York City Sub-way-dirty, large with all type of numbers trains-transfer here –transfer there. It is very easy to get used to it. The fare is 1.75 euro
September 7, 2011 Wednesday- False Alarm!!!. I could not find my wallet-I call and canceled my only credit card-what a mistake-not the canceling part but to carry only on credit card. It is not a well thought plan in my part. It is not that important-I am in my last leg of trip. Next one is London and I have about $500.00 US dollar on me. I will try to ask the credit card company if they can mail it to me in London.
I went to buy my ticket to London to Gare East to be told for international train –I should go to Gare Nord. Gare Nord is a block from our nasty hotel and Gare East about four blocks. I am standing online around 11:46am to buy a ticket –this girl told me the ticket will be approximately 82.00 Euro-I have some cash on me –I am going to try to buy using little cash I have left on me since I do not have a credit card. The ticket clerk nice gentleman – said my sit #68 is the best-I did not have enough money to buy the ticket –since the price of the ticket to London from Paris increase or decrease by a minutes and the ticket was $133.00 euro. I told him I will be back and when I came back with Mimi and her credit card-thank lord that is one of the reason you need a travel companion-he said I should not got back to the line-he took me totally ignoring the rumbling older couple-that he take me before them. He asks me if I prefer to sit by the window to see the view-be nice smile and you will be rewarded!!!
His advices buy your ticket online in advance it is much cheaper- the girl who told me her ticket is 82.00 euro-she bought it online
Took a plane from Washington DC to Netherland and train to Belgium; Luxembourg; Paris-I have not been asked even one time for a passport-where I am going; where I am staying at- or go through some security check point- my train ride to London is different. I feel like I am living Europe to some other continent –the first one is security check-I do not have a language just a carry on; fill out some type of immigration paper work-which ask where I am going to stay- I know my cousin will wait for me at the train station but I did not ask for his address-what a mistake. I will call this Mistake #2 next to carrying one credit card only!!!. I tried to call my cousin while I was waiting online to pass Pass through London Immigration officer-a black lady with British accent-but I did not able to get him. She ask me where I am going and I told her to visit London. She ask where I am staying I said with a cousin –she said the address-I said I have a phone number but no address-I said I have not been ask for address when I travel from Netherland to Paris and it did not cross my mine to have an address. She said Great Britain required an address- I said I have a ticket to head back to USA-I can show you my itinerary-it is a honest mistake on my side-I tried to call him but I could not get in touch with him. She said what if he would not be at the station when I get to London-I said I have stayed at hotel in Netherland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Paris- and I think I will be doing the same thing. I have a credit card-do you want to see that also? With serious face and a warning for the next time-she let me pass the security check…
While in frantic to find the address –after I call my cousin –I call my brother Tata in Canada-even though I knew we have a time difference and it will be in the middle of the night. I know who to call in case of Emergency- not only he picked up-but call my cousin several times-till he pick up the phone and made him call me at 10:55 am –even though I had passed the check point I did not trust myself- I got his address
Boarded Eurostar –the fast train on September 8, 2011 at 12h13minute Seat 68 Cotch/Voit Gate B – I said “Ova” like French people to France and start my travel to London- St. Pancras station. Left Paris at 12h14 got London on 14hr 30 minute local time 13hr 30 minute (an hour difference)
September 7, 2011 Wednesday- False Alarm!!!. I could not find my wallet-I call and canceled my only credit card-what a mistake-not the canceling part but to carry only on credit card. It is not a well thought plan in my part. It is not that important-I am in my last leg of trip. Next one is London and I have some $US cash on me. I will try to ask the credit card company if they can mail it to me in London. #CapitalOne 

My next and last stop for this trip is London

I went to buy my ticket to London to Gare East to be told for international train –I should go to Gare Nord. Gare Nord is a block from our nasty hotel and Gare East about four blocks. I am standing online around 11:46am to buy a ticket –this girl told me the ticket will be approximately 82.00 Euro-I have some cash on me –I am going to try to buy using little cash I have left on me since I frantically cancelled the one and only credit card. The ticket clerk a very nice gentleman – said my seat  #68 is the best-and as of that minute it cost $133.00. I did not have enough money to buy the ticket –since the price of the ticket to London from Paris increase or decrease by a minutes.  The line for a ticket is very long, I told him I will be back and when I came back with my travel companion (her credit card-thank lord that is one of the reason you need a travel companion) he said I should not got back to the line. When I got back;he took me totally ignoring the rumbling older couple-how dare of him he has taken me before them. He asks me if I prefer to sit by the window to see the view. One thing I learn about being in foreign land: have a good manner, be polite, be nice, smile and you will be rewarded!!!

His (the ticket Clark) advices buy your ticket online in advance it is much cheaper- the girl who told me her ticket is 82.00 euro-she bought it online.  Lesson learned with a price 

Took a plane from Washington DC to Netherland and train to Belgium; Luxembourg; Paris-I have not been asked even one time for a passport-where I am going; where I am staying at- or go through some security check point- my train ride to London was different. I feel like I am living Europe to some other continent –the first one is security check-I do not have a luggage  just a carry on; fill out some type of immigration paper work-which ask where I am going to stay- I know my cousin will wait for me at the train station but I did not ask for his address-what a mistake. I will call this Mistake #2 next to carrying one credit card only!!!. I tried to call my cousin while I was waiting online to pass through London Immigration officer- I did not able to get him. She (British immigration officer) ask me where I am going and I told her to visit London. She ask where I am staying I said with a cousin –she said the address-I said I have a phone number but no address-I said I have not been ask for address when I travel from Netherland to Paris and it did not cross my mind to have an address. She said Great Britain required an address- I said I have a ticket to head back to USA-I can show you my itinerary-it is a honest mistake on my side-I tried to call him but I could not get in touch with him. She said what if he would not be at the station when I get to London-I said I have stayed at hotel in Netherland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Paris- and I think I will be doing the same thing. I have a credit card-do you want to see that also? With serious face and a warning for the next time-she let me pass the security check…🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😄

Boarded Eurostar –the fastest train on September 8, 2011 at 12h13minute Seat 68 Cotch/Voit Gate B – I said “Ova” like French people to France and start my travel to London . Left Paris at 12h14 got London on 14hr 30 minute local time 13hr 30 minute (an hour difference)

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