Sunday, 30 March 2008

A Postcard from Paris

Writing from the most beautiful capitol in the world, from Paris, where we have been for the last four days. I heard about how beautiful it is for years and from many people, but seeing is different than hearing. I’ve been in the UK for a good while now, and Paris is always so close from where we have been. And all of this time, not knowing what I was missing out, I couldn’t be bothered crossing the channel to visit this city.

We came with a wishing list of the places we wanted to see and of the things we wanted to do. It is the cultural capitol of the whole world, you can visit the biggest museum ever where you can spend half of your life over there and still you won’t discover everything in it. So we wanted to see the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, and the rest of the Louvre. Outside, we wanted to go up the Eiffel Tower, see the Triumph Arch, and sit at a restaurant or a café in the Champs-Elysée and enjoy the taste of the French food, their Baguette and their cheese.

We managed to do all of the above. On our way back to Wales, still I can’t tick every item on the wishing list. In fact the list now is more than double the size of the list we had on our way to France.

Although we spent a whole day around and up the Eiffel Tower and we saw Paris during the day and the night when it was beautifully lit up, this is a place we’re definitely going to visit again. As Paris is well known to be the city of romance, you don’t need much effort to be romantic. It’s just contagious. You only need to take with you your gorgeous other half with you, and there’s no harm to surprise her with a red rose while you’re there.

Knowing few words and phrases in French is an advantage. I know that French people are nice. They try to help you even if they don’t speak English, but speaking with them in their own language will make your journey much more enjoyable and easier.

Overall, it’s been a fabulous holiday, unplanned as we decided 5PM and we’re on the ferry 2AM, but I know it’s going to be their in our memory for ever.

But still I insist: Il n'ya pas de place comme le Koweït.


kila ma6goog said...

كل عام و انت بخير يا بو مهدي

Q8 uniQue said...

عطلة سعيدة

وكل عام وإنت بخير الأخ الكريم أبو مهدي

فتى الجبل said...

كل عام وانت بخير
وسلملي على باريس

فريج سعود said...

عليكم بالعافية
بس عاد مو جذي يمدحون سويتها لامرد مو باريس

Maximilian said...
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Maximilian said...

happy bday :)

bit late , but neevr too -late lol

wish u a year full of happiness n joyfull

been to paris in 2001, very nice place... :)

eshda3wa said...

3alaikom bel3afya

i love paris

but i think ROME is the most beautiful city in the world

Salah said...

وانتوا بخير وصحة وسلامة

ومشكورين على المرور

Salah said...

فريج سعود:

لا تلومني باريس تسحر العأل

بس شنو لامرد؟!



I've never been to Rome. But I'm sure the shopkeepers in Rome don't say Bonjour, Bonsoir, and Merci


فريج سعود said...

ما تعرف شنو لامرد
اسأل مطقوق او ماكسيميليان
the capitol of Altarakmah

ناي said...

bonne anne`e ^^

Selezya said...

الحمدلله انها كانت عطلة جميله فعلاً :)

بو محمد said...

أخي العزيز الغالي بوصلوح
أول شي، كل عام و أنت بخير و أسأل الله أن يرزقك و محبيك و سائر المسلمين حياة مليئة بطاعته و زاخرة برضاه و توفيقه
ثاني شي، الحمد لله على سلامتكم و كلي سعادة على استمتاعكم برحلة موفقة و جميلة
ثالثا، فعلا باريس جميلة و خلابة تخليك تحن لها
رابعا، الله يخليك لأهل الروزس و يخليهم لك، هذيل هم الروزس الحقيقية
أخيرا، صدقت يا أخوي و الله صدقت، ما على الكويت ديره
داري و إن جارت على عزيزة
و أهلي و إن بخلوا علي كرام
دمت و الجميع في رعاية الله

عبثي said...
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شـقـــــران said...

العزيز بو صلوح
عمت مساءا

الموضوع عنقريزي :)

لي عودة عليه مرة أخرى حتى أقرأه واستفيد من اللغة

مع فائق الاحترام والتقدير



هـــدب said...

اخوي صلاح

كل عام و أنت بخير

والحمد لله على سلامتكم

|:| DUBAI |:| said...

Bonjour Salah,


Tres Tres Bien ekekek !!

Actually I don't like Paris and I prefer UK.

I dunno why, probably it relates to our feelings!!

Bon Voyage :D !!

Anonymous said...

i can feel hapiness between ur lines .. 3likom eb alf 3afyah u and ur family ... nothing better than unplanned plan trip .. and never one time is enough for Paris