We had a 12-hour transit in Charles de Guilles airpot. After waiting for 12 hours, we were already going to board the flight via Air France when it was announced: Flight was being cancelled. It was a total bummer, considering we had a hotel booking made in London that night.
By the way, I got the cheap Airasia flight from Malaysia to London and Air France flight from London to Colombia. And since the carrier was Air France, we had to transit in France. I am really hoping that next time, I can find cheap holidays to Turkey. I would really want to explore Turkey, too.
Anyways, back to my Paris story – We had to go back to the airport terminal. The flight would be the next day. Flight was cancelled due to technical issues with the air craft.
And so, my husband and I thought we could probably see Paris in all its splendor, visit Eiffel Tower as it was only 20 minute cab ride from the airport.
According to the information I was reading:
Paris, the city of love, is a massive city with many attractions in reachable distance thanks to the highly efficient public transport system. It boasts of more than 80 museums and 200 arts galleries. A trip to Disney land and the magnificent Eiffel tower will make the trip worthwhile. The attractive tourists spots are the Arc de triomphe which spans over the tomb of an unknown soldier, the forbidding gothic architecture of the Notre Dame cathedral, the picturesque Sacre Coeur, to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Moulin Rouge and boat tours along the Seine. Get the Carte Musees-Monuments pass, which gives access to 70 monuments and museums.
And so I thought we could visit Paris after our flight was cancelled to the next day. The lady at the Air France reception counter was kind enough to offer to apply a Schengen visa for me. Sad to say, after an hour of waiting, the immigration department didn’t approve my visa.
And so, yeah… we were almost there… and never was.