सोमवार, 23 मई 2016

Journey of a lifetime

Our Journey of a lifetime began on 13th may 2016 from Delhi to captivating France. The dream holiday of my family had actually become reality!When I got a great deal on International Flights last month! I boarded the Airport Metro from Sector 21 Dwarka, Delhi to the airport with my husband and two kids aged 5 and 9 years. With butterflies of excitement in our stomach we reached the International T3 Terminal, Delhi in just three minutes. After check-in we had some time to visit the amazing handicrafts of India in the amazing Duty free shops therein. We waited for our International flight Oman Air to Muscat, Sultanate of Oman while the cloud of excitement hung above us all the time. Soon we boarded the aircraft and my little one was welcomed with a gift by the stewardess which made him gleeful. It took us about three hours to reach Muscat and from there we were to take our joining Oman Air flight to Our Dream destination, Paris. It took us about eight hours to reach Paris, France. The moment we stepped out of the airport we got a glimpse of the classy and busy lifestyle of the city. It was late evening by now and we headed straight to our hotel and called it a day. Next day we began our day with top class continental buffet breakfast consisting of a variety of freshly baked breads, Juices, Cereals, cheese, butter and fruits at our hotel, Ibis followed by city tour of Paris and visited the glorious Arc de Triomphe built by Napoleon with perplexing ancient Roman architectural human sculptures adorning its pillars on all four sides , the vast and astounding 12th century fortress now an art Museum, Musee du Louvre whose highlight is the Mona Lisa painting, completely baffled us.
Next we visited the symbolic structure of Paris, Eiffel Tower and what a mind blowing extraordinary huge monument it was. Truly worth of being a symbolic representative of Paris on the world map. We headed to its second level and had marvellous bird’s eye view of the bustling city. On decent we purchased our own “Eiffel Tower Souvenir”, a memory will will cherish all our life.
The visit to Paris would be incomplete without visiting the Notre Dame church, the iconic gothic cathedral which has a spiritual vibe to it. On the Inside, its made with magnificently laid stone structures, very tall and royal. Now was the time to kindle some romance in the cruise on Seine River which was the best transport to see the city of life and light from an incredible viewpoint. Then we took a stroll down the city, across the Alexandre III bridge over the beauteous seine river and took the underground metro back to our hotel. From the Hotel we proceeded to an Indian Restaurant Rasoi where we enjoyed well presented delicious complete Indian vegetarian food with matar-paneer, mix veg sabzi, one chicken curry dish, rice, papad , pickle and kheer for dessert. The service was friendly and the restaurant ambiance was pleasing.