London to Paris – Preparation

Finally, the day has come and with less than 8hours to go – it is pretty hard sititng in front of my PC and blogging. Being a non EU citizen I had some preparation to do – Arrange the documents. I need a Schengen visa and my visa expires next weekend so I wanted to squeeze the last bits of it – make a journey. Paris being the best connectivity and knowing that this weekend is rain washout in both London and Paris – It seriously did not deter me from not going there.Ā  I generally would have gone on a motorcycle but financially it seems I would turn out to be paying more than I would on a Eurostar. A return ticket costed me Ā£165 for Friday evening out and Monday morning in.

I dialed in to a friend to ask her if she is good to take me in and here we go. She is happy to hitch me for a weekend and it happens to be her daughter’s birthday will mean I will be in a full time busy mode. Spend time with kids, play with them and then birthday buzz that will double the joy. Weekend seems set as rest of the time will be in rain walking around the city. I will possibly try taking time out to meet one of the old friend, Fred who I met in Varanasi before leaving India in 2008. Nice little journeys and adventures of all good times seem to merge in this city. I Personally love London when it comes to Architecture as it just has endless attraction in its streets with a mix of old and new. Something have not changed here but the same is what I want to search now in Paris. I do not know yet what I will and what I will not šŸ™‚ is a challenge in itself.

I have got another friend taking me out for the rest of the evening on Sunday so god knows what areas we will go. I don’t know how to speak French but I am sure someone out there is keen to be with a non french speaker so makes my life bloody easy on this stressful point.
Few pre-checks:
– Passport
– Valid Visa
– Printed tickets / Boarding pass
– Cash (Converted in Euros)
– Couple of maps
– Important contact numbers
– Camera (Body, Lenses, Chargers, memory card, USB Cables)
– Two pair of lightest weekend clothes (water repellent)
– iPad(to kill the bloody cold surroundings while traveling).
– 45 mins to check-in.

Here we go

Over and out.. couple more hours to go.Ā  We will meet again next week .. with stories n pictures.
Have a lovely weekend ladies and gentleman.

Travel Tip :Ā  “Travel light – the lighter you travel – the more you enjoy leave behind your luggage of worries, stress, tensions and relationships” M.B. 12.10.12

15 thoughts on “London to Paris – Preparation

    • freebirdmani October 12, 2012 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you Shoba Ji šŸ™‚

  1. Sarin October 13, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Sounds fun, have a great time! šŸ™‚

  2. utesmile October 13, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    Wishing you a great time! You are well organised I see! So just go , don’t expect anything and you’ll have a great time and even nice weather who knows. šŸ™‚

    • freebirdmani October 14, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Everything turned out great, Paris, city, pretty women, wine, architecture a except the weather šŸ™‚ full rain both the days and was no different from London weather I suppose. Back I come straight into my normal life in about 7hrs from now.

      Wishing you a great week ahead.

      • utesmile October 15, 2012 / 6:46 am

        Welcome back to English weather…….:-) English pretty women and Australian wine!

      • freebirdmani October 15, 2012 / 9:36 am

        Hihihiiiiiee šŸ™‚ Good morning to you šŸ™‚
        Pretty English women.. I m going to modify that but let’s leave it for time being. ha ha haaa
        I will definitely go for wine and invite you in šŸ™‚
        Monday bluess…

      • utesmile October 15, 2012 / 12:25 pm

        I get your opinion clearly….. šŸ˜€

      • freebirdmani October 15, 2012 / 12:45 pm

        ha ha haaa šŸ˜€ you make laugh harder this time šŸ˜‰
        Prost šŸ™‚

      • utesmile October 15, 2012 / 6:47 am

        Welcome back to English weather…….:-) English pretty women and Australian wine!

  3. Destiny Queen~ October 15, 2012 / 6:11 am

    hoe u did not miss out on ur toothbrush too lol…and that errm…what u wear below eh heh…
    Have a nice time dear…even a week is less for paris I feel…same as Uk

    • freebirdmani October 15, 2012 / 9:35 am

      lol… I did forget extra memory cards which suck .. I did not forget the toothbrush jaaneman. For everything else you are there naa šŸ™‚ I will take you next time.
      A weekend was too less but with some rain on both the days it was nice and good still.. no regrets. Love, beauty, sex and the city. lol

      • Destiny Queen~ October 16, 2012 / 7:32 am

        Acha batau zara duh?? kuch nai karungiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, eh eh htwo days mein sabkuch kar liya, kuch bolungi tho meri jaan ke peechei par jaogei lol…na na nai bolti….

    • freebirdmani October 16, 2012 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you for the nomination šŸ™‚

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