is always a good idea.....Audrey Hepbern
YASSSS!!!! at last I was able to obtain my Schengen Visa....
Its been a childhood dream to feel how to live like Parisians, see the Eiffel tower while eating ice cream, cruising along Seine River and time travelling in Chateau de Versailles!
But first let me tell you that obtaining visa is no joke(for pinoy)...well for me I think the key is you really have to fixed your itineraries esp you flight and hotel booking, since karamihan sa nababasa ko sa mga blog that dummy bookings for flight and hotel will do. But for me, I submitted a confirmed round trip flight booking and confirmed hotel accommodation which is in case ma denied eh refundable naman ang mga bookings. Moreover, you dont have to visit the embassy, just follow the information posted at VFS website>>> www.vfsglobal.com/.
Paris is definitely on top of my travel bucket since hindi ko nakita ang replica ng Eiffle tower sa Macau nung nag travel kami ni mudang! well this time i will be seeing the legit EIFFLE TOWER! hahaha...
I left RUH airport via British Airways last June 23, 2017 and it takes me 8 hours journey from RUH to CDG via LHR.... Great Brit flag carrier is not that bad.. malinis at fresh naman sa loob ng cabin. FA are quite nice though pagdating sa food gutom lang tlga hahahaha late mag serve! ano vey?!
I arrived CDG airport around 1PM, so one thing you have to do when you arrive at the immigration...please prepare all your travel documents including your trip itineraries, immigration officers randomly check your trip bookings including your pocket money(kaloka dibah!!)....
Next, since mejo may kalayuan ang Airport ng paris sa city center you have all the means on how go to your hotel. Thru, Bus, Taxi, or Metro Train...so since 5 days ako sa Paris, I decided to get a 5days train tickets Zone 1-5 for 64EUR...well marami naman option nanjan ang NAVIGO Pass 22.15€ per week kaso kelangan mo lang gamitin starting monday...hahahaha so no choice ako kesa naman maglakad ako from airport to hotel.
I stayed in Generator Hostels Paris which I pre arranged it thru Expedia.com... again, you dont have to stay and spend in a 4-5 star hotel since tutulugan mo lang naman and lagayan ng gamit.
I do recommend this property...it was close to everything, supermarket...restaurants..and near the Subway station (line 2- Colonel Fabien)..
LOCATION: **** 4.5/5
SERVICE: ***3/5 (quite disappointed with some of the help desk)
FOOD: **2/5 Breakfast buffet is 6EUR- you can do better than this...please eat somewhere
I also purchased 3 days Paris Passlib for 129EUR that gives me access to the following:
1. admission to all the leading museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France, as well as sightseeing tours to admire the top sights in Paris. You also get unlimited transport throughout your stay in zones 1 to 3. A map-guide as well as a Paris Passlib’ booklet filled with practical information are also provided free of charge with every pass purchased.
2. Unlimited travel for one day on the L’Open tour sightseeing buses, as well as a 1-hour cruise on the Seine with the Compagnie Bateaux Parisiens. When you purchase your ticket, you also have the option of booking a fast track ticket to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.
3. 1-hour cruise, on the day of your choice, on the Seine with the Bateaux Parisiens, and unlimited access for travel on the L’Open Tour bus for one day. Admire the Unesco listed riverbanks and historic monuments from the water, and discover Parisian avenues and districts by bus
4. It gives you unlimited access to transport : bus, metro, tram and RER, so that you can travel around as you wish during your stay from zone 1 to 3. It is valid from the first day it is used to the end of the last day of the pass chosen (2, 3 or 5 consecutive days). The validity period starts at midnight on the first day and ends at midnight on the last day and many more....
So since kumpleto na ang pangmalakasang "social climber" starter pack...eh rampa na tayizzz!!! jingat lang sa mga matinggera (magnanakaw aka snatchers) may premium branch sila ditey!
To be continued....