Tuesday, February 26, 2008


his is dedicated to my ever faithful, ever thoughtful, ever loving friend, Jazmin,
who loves to travel. Hope she remembers this one --

A wonderful week in Paris was awesome! This would be our second visit to the place, and one of the best trips James, and I had ever taken. We had a marvelous time.

It was kind of a package arrangement, an exciting deal and saved us time from searching for cheap flights and decent hotels. Our hotel was cozy, bright, clean, and comfortable. The hotel we chose was very well located, a significant walking distance from major city attractions, yet easily accessible by any transport. Service in general was excellent, and served a great breakfast each day. The staff was very friendly, accommodating, and with great hospitality. It is very commendable.

Everything went well and smoothly from day first till we left the City of Love. There’s so much to see with so little a time. Tourist spots were so worth seeing. We looked for many points of interest and took lots of pictures.

Paris is a fabulous city at night, there are lights everywhere. A dinner at Altitude 95 of Eiffel Tower was overwhelming. It is the most romantic place we’ve ever seen... the magic of love is in the air. One can’t simply take a trip to Paris and miss it. What a magnificent sight.

Musee d’Orsay houses spectacular collection of masterpieces, such as the works of Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and many other great works of artistic giants.

We marveled at the one of the most famous gothic cathedrals in the world, Notre Dame de Paris, considered as the spiritual center of Paris.

Louvre is a must-see! Famous collections in this museum include da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It also houses other famous works, such as the Venus de Milo and the Coronation of Napoleon. You need more hours to be able to fully appreciate the halls of the Louvre.

One of Paris' most famous streets is Champs-Elysees! Widely known to be final leg of the Tour de France bicycle race. Shops are irresistible. At one end of the Champs-Elysees is the spectacular Arc de Triomphe.

We enjoyed the famous Palace at Versailles. This is one of France's most interesting and historic sites, residence of the kings of France. Behold the palace's famous Hall of Mirrors. We took time to stroll around the magnificent serene gardens.

The famous Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde is an interesting sight. The nearby Musee de l'Orangerie is a much smaller museum, less crowded than the better known Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. Still, though, the l’Orangerie houses Monet's famous "Water Lilies" paintings, as well as many Renoirs and Picassos. This is a great little museum and a fun way to spend a few hours.

Lastly, we didn’t miss the most important leg of our trip, a visit to the Basilica of Lourdes to pray and experience the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We felt that the signal graces she promised were outpouring. It was an indescribable and incredible experience.

Parisians were warm, welcoming, and delightful. The trip overall was amazing. We look forward for another great hassle-free trip in the future.

I just love Paris!!!


ann said...

Meron akong task about Paris eh makakuha nga ng konting inglis dito..hehehe.

tito bay, click mo yung link ko dito makikita mo yung tagalog blog ko tungkol sa mga bata, personal blog ko yan,hindi yan paid post.

Anonymous said...

bay baeyong,
of course! i can't forget tis trip
my __nd honeymoon to da city of love,lights...ekekekeke too bad did not produce a honeymoon babies triplets>> a blessing!!
we are planning to visit again this
year, my roommate still thinking ( he's gemini) paris or fiji island.

jazzy said...

do you know noyspi in paris is having tis good friday trip to lourdes including food, hotel and bus, leaving paris holy thursday and back on monday.. reminds me of our excursion back home to baguio, summer city of P.I. is it
still cold there?? boy have to visit manila its been a while...

Ria said...

Hi Uncle,

Been to Paris and what can I (or should I say "we" as in Ron, Clarice and I) say??? I fell in love with the place. We would love to go back again and this time in Normandy and the Pyrenees.

Ah bientot!

Your pretty niece,
Ria :)

jazzy said...

bon jour!!

da weather is so beautiful tis weekend!!
like springtime!!!so happy....
dat i can see bulb spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, lily of the valley, narcissus hybirds, hyacinth start to blossom.. cherry blossom & snowball trees being the prettiesst!!
most gorgeous month of the year

i also enjoy when it s hazy,(most of the time) rainy, & chilly weather
i just think i'm in london U.K. kekeke.

have a great weekend guys!!

Monching said...

When do I get to Paris. I long wanted to visit Lourdes!

Bay Martin said...

I plan to see my friend, Tirso, in Paris August or September next year. If you want, you can join me. With your age, it's 100% you qualify for a schengean visa ha ha ha ha!!

Monch said...

I'll think it over. It depends upon the civil defence of the civil aviation ngekkk!!! Does it mean I have to start saving now for the trip!

Bay Martin said...

When are you going to do it, when you're old and weak!

Monching said...

And where do I get the money, aberrrr!!! You know that I always send money to my dear ones, hu hu hu!!! I will do my best to save poco a poco (kaya mo yan???) to fulfill my dream of touring Europe!!!