2005 – A Traveling Year
For me, the Year 2005 started in a traveling mode and still it goes on and on. This Year I have experienced and explored many new places worldwide. It's nice feeling to see the life style of people living in different parts of the world. Since I could not find any thing else to write and as my friend (who inspired me to start this blog) told me that now you started the blog, you have to write something, so here I am with the glimpses of my travels in year 2005.
Jan 2005 – France (Lyon-Paris)
Basically it was a business trip with a training session. We started our travel from Riyadh to Paris in nice but a bit chilly weather. We reached Lyon via Paris after a day and half in the travel. As expected it was very cold in Lyon.
Lyon is historical city of France yet becoming a business hub. Lyon is a bit under rated as compared to Paris but I found Lyon a clean, organized and peaceful city with Twin Rivers adding more value to its charm. We stayed 5 days in Lyon and we were so busy that we could not manage to explore all the parts of lyon but we visited quite a few.
I heard a lot about Paris before but this was the first time I was visiting Paris. I had a very high profile in my mind about the city but it did not come to my expectations. Paris is an overcrowded, unorganized city but is has a lot to offer for art loving people with its historical monuments and traditional look. Since I was alone in Paris and nothing to do I tried to explore most of the places. Eiffel Tower is heart of Paris, and the best time to visit is at night. I encountered a lot of couples trying to protect each other from this cold J ….normal in their culture.
I heard about French people being arrogant but its not true at all, in fact they are helpful.
The worst thing I experienced in my Life is the Food. No matter what ever you will order, it comes undercooked. L
Our hosts were very kind and they tried their best to get us familiar with all kinds of French food----mostly uncooked.
And being the guests we were obliged to respect their feelings, but in this process I ate alot of stuff which I could not imagine off. J …it was really an experience of my life.
But we take our revenge, when they visited us in Riyadh. Hahahah
I am trying to find some snaps of my trip. Soon I will upload.
Have a nice time...