It’s been a long time I had blogged something as I was preoccupied with my new job & numerous trips for the past few months. So I thought I would start to share again my experience, this time with one of the world’s most sought-after destinations – Paris. Paris is a city where I was coveted to go even when I was not knowing how it feels like to travel. And guess what Paris happened totally unplanned and as someone rightly said “Best Moments are usually unplanned”.
I was there in Stuttgart, Germany on a business trip, for a month & all my weekends were packed with something or the other. Somewhat I could not fit in Paris, in any of the weekends, but to my pleasant surprise, there was a holiday on a Wednesday for Germany, & nothing could have been a better than this. I spontaneously decided to book my tickets for Paris. I logged in to Goeuro.com as it filters the best suited options for travelling across Europe. Flixbus & Eurolines were the ones, I chose for my onward & return journey respectively, as they are renowned & mostly punctual.
I boarded the bus from Stuttgart at around 23:00 hrs, & at morning 08:00 hrs after beating the horrific highway traffic of Paris, I was there at the hustling & bustling city of Europe. As I took a stroll in Paris, I was bewildered to find that the city had an uncanny similarity with Mumbai. I know it’s a bit weird to compare but it’s just the feel of it. The rustic roads, the not so clean lanes, the musical rhapsody, the old city vibes and the vivacious races of people from different parts of the world, everything for me was so familiar.
I went to the nearest metro station & got a 3 zone day pass for 12 euros. An advisory for all of you planning to see Paris via public transport, is to check the places you want to visit & accordingly book your ticket, as I realised later that the places where I wanted to visit were all there in one zone & I could have just taken a 1 zone day pass for 6 euros.