Tuesday, 14 August 2012


From London to Paris by EUROSTAR

Leaving home for Europe was a big decision to make. Plus, when we are on a trip, money is always the first issue and the second will be time. Or, maybe it’s the other way round. Well, depends.

So, as I am traveling all the way from Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia to Europe, money will be the first issue due to the conversion; the exchange rates are crazy. To travel that far from home, most of us will think of the best way to travel, which is valuable.

There are few of my friends who have suggested EUROSTAR for me. It’s is the most convenient way to travel around Europe. But it’s not everywhere in Europe; just certain location such as to or from London, Paris, Brussels, etc.

I always love to enjoy sceneries and I found out this is the best way to travel too. Since we are traveling by train, I am able to see what’s outside. If I am boarding on a plane, I might not have the same experience as what I’m going to get on the train. It’s actually the fastest way to reach Paris. By the way, I am actually departed from London. Approximate 2 hours to reach my destination – Paris.

On that night, I stayed at a budget hotel (will feature this in my next post) nearby to St. Pancras, King Cross, so I can walk to the train station within 6 minutes. The problem is you will need to pull your luggage all the way from your hotel. No worries, it’s not a shame thing to do because everybody did that. Yes, you may not see that often in Malaysia but you just need to blend in. ;)

There are few things that make me comfortable by traveling with train:
1. Comfortable sitting arrangement
2. Luggage area prepared
3. No worries of transportation on ground; Arriving in the airport (expensive and time consuming)
4. Great sceneries

The only thing which I’m uncomfortable was the pressure. The train was moving too fast until I need to pop my ears constantly. Also, you might encounter with guests who will make lots of noise.

Well, I hope for those who read this, good luck on your journey!

Chloe Tiffany Lee

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