Emotions in my experience can never be covered in words…
Feeling famished already, we walk to our coach and inspect all the numbered seats. “Look this one’s ours, you can take the window seat”, exclaimed Ravi. I smiled and cruised myself through the luggage’s and passengers waiting to pass by. We arranged our backpacks overhead the seats.
“Let’s have our dinner baby, we’re hungry”, said Ravi as his hands gently enter the food bag giving me options for dinner. Let’s eat the wraps first, else it’ll go stale until tomorrow. We hogged on the homemade wraps with vegetable stuffing and cheese (the stuffing used here is a fudgy version of Pav Bhaji from Indian cuisine). Not happy with just one, I’m obliged to take another serving assuring that its my last one. It’s a blessing when you travel with a partner who is a master chef & an outdoor expert. Imagine how Doraemon (Japanese Anime character), surprises Nobita with his magic pocket (wormhole), that’s exactly how Ravi is to me.
The adrenaline rush makes us stay awake all our journey through the English Channel. An hour later, we indulge in sipping some hot English coffee from our thermos. Tip – Don’t carry any separate mug, instead use the cap as a mug. The hot beverage slipped into our throats sipping in alternative turns and embracing the warmth seeping inside our gastro-intestinal track 😀
It was a working day for us, the day began at 05.00 and at 23.30 now, it still doesn’t seem to end. We’re now tired and all we crave is for a flat surface to rest our back at, at times your body fails to understand the support mechanism of the recliners over time. That’s the spooky truth of being a full time working yet a backpacker.
We arrive at Gare du Nord in Paris at 23.45, and have to rush to the local SNFC train to reach our accommodation.
We always prefer public transport anywhere round the globe, against uber or taxi. As we reach Paris, we had to be well versed with the transport especially during the night. And that’s where all my research comes into play 😉
My next blog will help you discover Paris from the eyes of a backpacker…