From Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi, the flight by Turkish Airlines took six and a half hours to Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. Then three and half hours flight to Paris...exhausting but exciting!
Good luck talisman!!
Picturesque sceneries on road from Charles De Gaulle Intl Airport to the Radisson Blu Golf Resort.
View the clean, clean...ultra clean roads from the window of the taxi sent by the hotel to collect us from the Airport
Reception foyer of the Radisson Blu...warm and welcoming!
Radisson Blu situated in the suburbs of Paris. Cold...9 degrees C. but beautiful!
The sun peeping out on the lush green lawns of the amazing hotel.
Felt touched by the charity appeal on the notice board of the Radisson.
Comfortable, warm rooms with all the modern facilities including 'internet'. We were relieved to rest after the long flight.
Getting into the Shuttle provided by the hotel to take us to Disneyland Park which was just fifteen minutes drive from Radisson. All were warmly dressed and wearing 'skechers' as we had to walk a lot later!
From the really big parking place we had to walk to the entrance of the Disneyland Park. There were 'walking conveyors' to the gate.
Animal care centre where cute puppies and other pets were being looked after while the owners enjoyed inside the park... how thoughtful!
At the welcome gate every one had to queue for a thorough luggage and personal security check.
The Disneyland parks are sprawled over acres of land and innovative architecture has been utilised to bring to life all the Disney movie characters with their palaces and paraphernalia!
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Disneyland merchandise in the popular shops around every corner of the Park.
Beautiful trees amidst the huge buildings gave the true feeling of Autumn - the green leaves were turning to lovely orange and brown hues!
Having rides on the horses and chariots indeed brought out the 'child' in us. The queues were miles long but everyone was braving the long wait which was worth it all!
We were lucky to see a number of classic Disney movies and theatre presentations in the state of the art cinema halls
The 4 D experience was indeed an exciting and fascinating experience!
Posing with the 'heroes'!!
The colossal hoardings and posters were overwhelming!
One World ship rocking over the sea!
Dressed to beat the cold, misty and drizzly day with the colourful leaves and petals kissing your feet!
A romantic bridge in the Park.
A lovely sunflower in the breakfast hall of the Radisson Blue - ready for an adventurous day ahead!
On the road out of the Hotel.......
The palaces in the Park on this misty, very cold day...temperature was around 6 degrees C but it did not deter the crowds visiting the magical grounds!
Long lines for the next show!
The fairy tales coming to life!
Warm in the beautifully decorated corridors of the buildings in the Park.
Resting the poor feet after miles of 'trekking'!
Stars on the ground!
Bridges and river...real or fake??
Entrance to the eerie caves.....
Roadside on the way to Paris City.....'kiosk' with 'fatty lisa'!
The famous Eiffel Tower from a distance on this cloudy, cold day!
From a different angle...A green canopy fitting right in the middle of the Arch!
Mother and son with the Eiffel!!!
The perfect structure!
Structure from very close..... seemed like millions of iron cranes woven together to form his indestructible Tower!
Herds of site-seers lining up to go up the monumental, historical Eiffel Tower! A mesmerising unique experience!
Walking from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre... a good hour's drizzly trek over the six famous bridges along Rue de Rivoli...
From the Tuileries Garden to La Louvre grounds
The Pyramid... main entrance to the Louvre Museum
Amazing art pieces from all over the world in one of the many exhibition halls in the colossal museum La Louvre
Many clamouring to get a closer look at the pretty Mona Lisa...well guarded by uniformed personnel who kept the crowds in order!
A sculpture with clothes on! Many were in dire need of some covering!!!! Antiques in one of the halls in Denon wing.
Sis and Bro in Paris
Mother and Children - my favourite 19th century painting.
A close-up of the historical Mona Lisa (is this the original piece???)
Amorous couple in Paris!
From the taxi ...View of the roads in Paris. Couldn't help remembering 'Tale of two Cities' and Lady Diana and the tunnel.
On the road to the Airport...going back to Nairobi after the mesmerising, magical stay in Paris
Sleeping beauty with the spinning spindle.
In the space shuttle ride...not for the faint hearted.....my head is still spinning! This was a digital automatic photo displayed outside the hall...you could get a print out for 12 Euros!
Huge posters around the Walt Disney Studios (Park 2)
Sometimes destiny takes you to a place where you had thought only "others" go. By miraculous circumstances I landed in Paris for a week in October 2016.
The best part was that my sons Mustafa, Sameer and daughter Naz were the ones to convince me to accompany them for the exotic trip......so we had lots of time together and loads of fun.......
Come on...You too can
join us and enjoy Disneyland and Paris!!!