Ask anyone who wishes to travel and Paris will definitely feature on the bucket list. Say its history, architecture, food or culture Paris has something to offer for everyone. I have always been in love with France ever since I started learning Art in my childhood and was drawn into the world of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and other great masters. So, a visit to Paris is a must be if you want to experience the true essence of Europe for it is France that shaped the European history over the ages.
Me and my travel buddy Bharati decided to visit Paris this summer and everything happened in a frenzy. We decided to travel solo and not through any travel site and believe me it's the best decision ever. It broadened our horizons, helped us to mix up with locals, and let us move the way we wanted. We applied for Visa from Kolkata and booked a one-way ticket to Paris through Air France. Our flight was from Mumbai at 2 AM and it was a non-stop flight to Paris.
Since both me and Bharati were allotted separate seats I passed the time watching movies in the flight somewhere trying to doze in between and sometimes relishing on the in-flight cuisine. I was full of apprehensions since we were seated separately and I had never travelled solo. However soon it was time for us to land as the pilot announced the descent. We landed at Paris at 8 am Parisian time. The Charles de Gaulle airport is one of the most advanced and beautiful airports of the world. On disembarking from the aircraft, I caught a metro which took me to the luggage belt. The funny part was both of us missed each other outside the aircraft since Bharati was struck inside and I couldn't see her. However, we caught each other up in the luggage belt.
The Airport at Paris has also got the train station interconnected with it. So, we boarded the Metro to Porte del Lilas where we put up for our stay. The entire city of Paris is very well connected with metro and trams and one can avail city passes which are available in every airport and station. The French people are quite warm and seemed quite helpful whenever we asked them for directions.