Spell Saab

PARIS: It’s a dream destination for millions of people. It’s certainly been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Growing up with CD-ROMS of Learning French in grade school, I have no idea why I’ve always been fascinated by the city of love. I took up French 1 with my sister Maxx in college and I went on to study French 2 on my own (she had already taken German for her first foreign language class). I’m always so proud to say the longest French sentence I know whenever I get the chance to do so: Qu’est ce que vous fais dans la vie? (What do you do in life?) hahaha. Anyway, I’m currently in our Venice hotel room, waiting to meet with Jim’s family as our Honeymoon comes to an end, and we start celebrate mommy Bing’s 60th birthday on a week-long Mediterranean cruise!

I’ve got about 15 minutes to blog so I don’t want to get in too deep. I’ve taken so many photos from our trip and I think I’ll have to spread it out into different posts! So for now: a visual diary of our trip from Manila to our first destination, Paris!!

Our flight was at 2:30pm last Saturday and we landed in Singapore at around 6:45pm. We had a 5-hour layover before our flight to Frankfurt, Germany.

We bought European adaptors at the Changi airport and Jim tried our luck using our receipt to join a raffle. Apparently just a week earlier, a guy won SGD 1,000,000. We're currently waiting for an e-mail notification...

We bought European adaptors at the Changi airport and Jim tried our luck using our receipt to join a raffle. Apparently just a week earlier, a guy won SGD 1,000,000. We’re currently waiting for an e-mail notification…

There was a gaming station but all the kids were using the computers.. Besides, wala namang DOTA 2 eh. LELZ

There was a gaming station but all the kids were using the computers.. Besides, wala namang DOTA 2 eh. LELZ

Even with all my past trips to SG, it was the first time I saw the free cinema. Pitch Perfect 2 was playing.

Even with all my past trips to SG, it was the first time I saw the free cinema. Pitch Perfect 2 was playing.

Playstation area

Playstation area

We didn’t like any of the games, so you know what we did? We took a shower. Separately, of course. Ano ba.?

For about 500 pesos we got personal shower rooms in the Changi airport

For about 500 pesos we got personal shower rooms in the Changi airport

Sobrang GOOD VIBEZZZ

Sobrang GOOD VIBEZZZ

Ready to get fresh before our 12-hour trip to Frankfurt

Ready to get fresh before our 12-hour trip to Frankfurt

My seatmate: such a qtpie

My seatmate: such a qtpie

Since it was my first trip oustide of Asia, I’ve never had a plane ride longer than 5 hours. I’ve always been a kuripot traveler — I don’t believe in business- or first-class plane rides, or super expensive hotels. I like spending more on experiences – kaya kong tiisin ang economy class kahit matagal pa yan. But who am I to say I can take a super cramped seat if I haven’t really been on a long plane ride, right? So I’ve been a bit “UGH ANG ARTE” at the thought of anything higher than economy class, but that quickly changed when we got to our premium economy seats on Lufthansa Airlines.

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It was pure comfort hihihi we slept like babies the whole flight.

We arrived to Frankfurt with just around 50 minutes to catch our connecting flight to Paris. I thought it would be like our Singapore layover where we didn’t have to go through immigration given that it was a connecting flight. But it was so crazy when we got to Frankfurt, we were panicking because we thought we wouldn’t make it!

Thankfully, we did.

Thankfully, we did.

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YAYYYY WE'RE HERE

YAYYYY WE’RE HERE

High tech

High tech

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HAPPY GIRL

HAPPY GIRL

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We didn't know that the metro was not the easiest thing to ride from the Paris Charles De Gaulle airport if you had heavy luggage. Hehehe oops

We didn’t know that the metro was not the easiest thing to ride from the Paris Charles De Gaulle airport if you had heavy luggage. Hehehe oops

BUT OMG SO WORTH IT

BUT OMG SO WORTH IT

Our street was TRES CHIC

Our street was TRES CHIC

Our apartment on Rue De Lille

Our apartment on Rue De Lille

Our AirBnb host left us an envelope with notes!

Our AirBnb host left us an envelope with notes!

The smallest elevator I've ever seen. Jim and I couldn't ride it together with our luggage. LELZ

The smallest elevator I’ve ever seen. Jim and I couldn’t ride it together with our luggage. LELZ

SUPER NICE AIRBNB

SUPER NICE AIRBNB

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We had everything we needed

We had everything we needed

OKAY THAT’S IT!! Have to go on a Gondola ride now!!!:):) Will write more this week!!

♥,
SAAB

October 16, 2015

Saab

19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nica

    October 17, 2015

    Enjoy the Europe Trip Saab! Your posts are inspiringly beautiful. The only French phrase I can probably say for now is Je suis beau et fort! Hope you can also blog about your travel essentials especially on airplane beauty stuff. But don’t rush, enjoy! Á bientôt.

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    Jie Fuentes

    October 18, 2015

    Hi Saab! Nice Prologue of your eurotrip! Cool photos too? looking forward for your up coming blog about it. If I may ask too, which shop did you go to buy your winter/fall outfits? So chic and classy? I’m planning to get or hoard some haha! Before I migrate to europe soon. Stay happy, in love and enjoy! Je t’aime Saab hihi?-jie

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    ivane go

    October 18, 2015

    hi saab! nice photos…. as to im planning to go to europe next month, thanks for blogging some tips.. will surely buy a european adapter too… ? more tips please…. ? and oh! nag data roaming ka bah? im currently debating whether to go on a data roaming or buy a sim card in europe.. kasi ang mahal ng data roaming eh.. hope to here from u soon.

    • Reply

      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      Data roaming, yes! Some networks have deals where it’s only about 500-600 a day flat rate for unlimited data, you can Google your network and see the diff promos :)

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    gigi

    October 19, 2015

    ugh! ang cute ng room apartment nyo, enjoy your eurotrip! waiting for your next blog post :)

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    Aira Moragriega

    October 20, 2015

    Hi Saab <3

    May I know how much yung total expenses for your Europe trip? I mean magkano kaya per head from airfare, hotel, taxes and pocket money(hehehe)? Para masimulan ko nang mag-ipoooonnnnnn! HAHAHAHAHA

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      The airfare and cruise were covered by Jim’s parents as part of mommy Bing’s 60th birthday blowout eh so I can’t really say :( Although I’ll try my best to make estimates and recommendations :)

  6. Reply

    Jaz

    October 20, 2015

    Profiter de votre voyage, Saab!

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      Have a good trip, is that what that means?! I’m trying my very best not to pull up Google Translate right now hahhaa

  7. Reply

    Cali

    October 22, 2015

    Wow! Enjoy Saab & Jim

  8. Reply

    Grems

    October 22, 2015

    Your AirBnB apartment looks so cozy!!! Hope you get to blog about your travel essentials and a how to pack. Hehehe. Enjoy your honeymoon!!!

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    Glady

    October 22, 2015

    Nice! :)

  10. Reply

    queena

    October 27, 2015

    Paris (Pari~) holds the key to your heart~~

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      ❤️

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    Pauline

    October 27, 2015

    Hey Saab, hope u dont get mad but its “Qu’est-ce que vous FAITES dans la vie?”
    Anyway, je veux juste te dire que je t’aime beaucoup et qu’un jour je veut vraiment avoir une photo avec toi. Bisoux! Xoxo *wink*

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      Merci!!! Shit di ko na-gets yung sinabi mo. Hahahahaha!! I know je t’aime beuacoup hihihi <3 and you want to a have a photo with me?! BISOUX!!!

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    Kaiye Pallarco

    November 5, 2015

    Hi Saab! Where did you buy your jacket? Ang ganda! Thanks!

    • Reply

      Saab

      November 5, 2015

      H&M!:) Thank you!

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