Wednesday, July 06, 2005

2005 – A Traveling Year

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.

About 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.

The People

I heard about French people being arrogant but its not true at all, in fact they are helpful.

The Food

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...


Blogger ~ se3loah ~ said...

If you visit the countries around the world, its way changes your thought ..

I did not visit Paris but I heard about this ppl that they are arrogant and conceited but their sticking to their language pleases me
And I wish the arab be like them

3:51 PM  
Blogger Faisal said...

Yes they are much sensitive about their language.

Every culture has its own flavors...

BTW Thanks for visiting :)

4:02 PM  
Blogger Bloody_Hell said...

I hve been to Calais...during a college trip...all of my class mates where mad on buyin Alcohol...I stood in one corner counting how many bottles they ransacked...
The french ppl r nasttttttttttty...I wouldnt have said this before..but after I had my bag searched at a store ...I decided i dont like them...My bag and all its contents sprawled across the counter...thanx to the blasted went off when I HAD to walk through it....I will never forget the wrestle I had with the shop assistant ..she grabbed my bag i grabbed it back..and so on...

7:31 PM  
Blogger Bloody_Hell said...

By the way I didnt STEAL anything!!

7:32 PM  
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