love you paris… (part 1)

its 5PM in the evening and i just finished training’ visit from humboldt university Adlershoff, Berlin and Im rushing back to my apartment to take a quick bath and get my backpack then go to the Schonofeld Airport. I took a budget airlines “EasyJet” and sadly i don’t get cheap ticket, it was EUR288 (not so much for budget Airlines). anyway…It took 45 minutes to get back from Steinplatz to Uhlandstrase, get packed and went to zoologischer garten and took RB7 to the airport.  it was a nice view from my window on the way to the airport.

the plane was on time, im leaving berlin around 9pm to Paris for 1.5hrs flight, and by 10.30 i finally step to one of the most beautiful city in the world, PARIS!! well not yet actually, still at the Orly airport, its around 30 mins drive from the centre of the city.

well it was 11pm and no place to go, so Im staying at the airport, accompanied by 24hrs of free wifi connectivity. trying to get all the information from internet, and it was a good call. finally after a long waiting and surfing all over the world (from the internet)… its 6am in the morning, and im ready to roll! take a bus to denfert rocheau then take the M6 to bir hakiem (eiffel tour) its only 30 minutes then im in eiffel!!!!

lots of crazy feeling at that moment, happy, excited, overwhelmed, enthusiast, its mixed feeling!

the queuing was just crazy! by the time the eiffel tickets are open, thousands of people are just queuing!

the plan was simple, going to the top of the eiffel and take the photos! but its just crazy, it took me 20 mins queuing… (fyi i alreaady got my feet on eiffel area on 7AM!) and it took another 10 mins to get to the top of eiffel, it was scary and yet so excited at the same time.

the one that surprise me a lot is that I met John White, one of the relatives of my australian host family. last time we met was in australia and it was 10 years ago, and now we’re catching up in paris! super cool way to meet and greet!

after eiffel its done, its Louvre and Ponts des Arts!!!

louvre is just amazingly awesome, not so much words for that. summer in paris is pretty hot but still the cool winds are arounds, so perfect summer!!!!

and ponts des arts also just 2 mins away by foot from louvre. the legends were told that if we put our lock in that bridge and throw the key away to the river it will lock our love forever to who ever we wish…. well i did that, locking it and wishing to get my love last forever…

to be continue…paris eiffel


Finally Germany!

well its been around 8 months since the announcement of I am getting a short course scholarship on december….

well its on Sunday, August 24 i Arrive in Berlin and soon after i get out of the plane…the 11 degrees cold weather caught me. its strange weather since its summer, so its a cold summer!

it took 15 mins drive from berlin airport to Vega ApartHotel the place where I am staying, its a nice cozy apartment, love my room, the bathroom and even the kitchen!

soon after getting into apartment, I am heading for a moray morning walk, its fun finally get my feet outside Indonesia!

Berlin has lots to offer, Brandenburg gate, Potsdam Platz, Reichstag Building, Charlottenburg Palace, and may more!

lots to catchup, but I’m sure there’s enough time for berlin icons!