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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our trip to Paris wouldn't be complete if it weren't for some unforeseen events.
Aboard the EasyJet plane,

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we assumed (like always) that we would have a
fixed seating designated for us.
But lo and behold, because it's a low-cost, no frills plane,
the seat selection is on a first-come, first-served basis.
which we didn't know till we got inside,
blame it on bad research. ^0^

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It was a small aircraft btw,
at first, we were quite lost and panicking for good seats
but finally, we settled along the aisle area.
After a minute or two,
My mind was drifting, as I can't wait to see Paris already.
Indeed, like we always say, there's a first in everything. ^0^

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We were ecstatic when the plane finally landed at
Terminal 2-CDG (charles de gaulle) aeroport.
It looks different from the way I had imagined.
It's a bit dated and full of passengers going in and out.
While we patiently wait for our luggage to arrive
that took about 15mts or so.

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Since we opted to take the RER-Metro, all the way to Luxembourg station.

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We bought tickets at the tourism office at 9euros each for a one way ticket.

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There are two options for train departure, both heading to the city.
We chose the left side, I think it was Saint Remy-...something.
Its interior reminds me, more or less of Singapore's metro terminal.

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then, we took a couple of shots here and there.

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Then, the trouble,
I was the first to step inside the train,
while carrying my oof! heavy luggage,
and Pepperoni ( my sister) was just behind me,
when the train doors, without warning or a buzzing sound
suddenly closed and left dear Pepperoni outside.
Since most trains in Asia are already in automatic mode and has a motion sensor.
It never occurred to me that I still have to press a "push-button" if I wish
to have it re-opened.
A nice gentleman helped me by pressing the button several times,
but nothing happened.
by now, I think I was starting to sweat profusely.
Between the glass door of the train,
Pepperoni shouted that we meet at the next stop instead,
which we're not even familiar with. ^0^
While waiting at the next stop for Sis, in what like seem forever,
It finally arrived. ^0^

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We happily board the next train, all the way to our destination.

3 comments :

  1. Oh, glad she was able to shout at you before leaving. I am loving your travel journal! Keep it up!

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  2. I have now read about ten of your recent posts and love the stories you tell. I can truly relate to this post! I have managed to travel with just a carry-on suitcase and a tote which does make it easier "hopping" on and off the RER and Métro.

    Bises,
    Genie

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