Day 15: Paris

Before I started Paris, I had to take a second visit to the Ekiben stall at Paris Gare de Lyon.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 04

This Ekiben pop-up store is operated by JR East and is the only Ekiben store outside of Japan.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 05

But not that I bought anything from here though. 7 pieces of maki or 3 pieces of onigiri would set you back €7 (778 yen), and the most expensive bento set would cost €15 (1668 yen).

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 09London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 06

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica is located at the highest point of Paris at Montmartre, which offers great views of the city below.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 07London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 08

Lots of crowds here too though, even on a weekday morning.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 11

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile. Just a typical tourist shot.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 10

The Jardins du Trocadéro or Trocadéro Gardens.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 12

The Eiffel Tower. Mandatory tourist shot here.

London to Singapore Day 15 Paris 14

The Notre-Dame Cathedral.

I didn’t walk too much around Paris as I was pretty tired already after almost a non-stop 15 days of travelling, so I went back to my hostel early. Also, it’s not really safe here. Even though I have only walked around for a few hours, I have already personally encountered 3 popular scams and have witnessed countless more. I couldn’t even keep track of the number of pickpocketing acts I witnessed in a few hours, can you imagine that. Thankfully, I managed my two days in Paris without any harm or loss. I may write a post about these scams in future.

As you might have noticed already, I took a small round around Europe, visiting England, France and Italy first, to see what I wanted to see, and it’s not exactly the fastest nor the most logical way back to Singapore. Which means, if you were planning a journey from London to Singapore, you need not have followed my route since the start of my posts, save for the Eurostar.

From here on, it will be a straight-line journey back to Singapore, so if you are planning a journey yourself, the following posts will be what you will want to look out for. Stay tuned!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Day 15: Paris

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.