I have just got one of the best week in my life, because I went for travelling to Switzerland 5 days 4 night. I got this information before from my friend Ainun Nazriah, Indonesian student in Lille France. She told me that University Lille 1, had a Chinese Student Organisation called CICE whice organise trips to several cities with reasonable price for students, called Petit Prix Voyage. Ainun asked to join her to participate in Switzerland Trip. Luckily it was a spring break in my campus, so voila. We went to Switzerland, Alhamdulillah 🙂
The travel start from Lille on Monday 27 March 2012 , but I took a train from Paris to Lille on Saturday so I got two days to explore Lille because it was my first time visiting this city too. My firsy impression about this city is very calm and comfort environment for student. Its very different with Paris, where I live, the metropolitan city. I am very lucky because in Lille there many Indonesian students and they are very helpful. I felt like I found a new family here. Right after arriving at Lille, Ainun picked me up at the station Lille de Flanders and We met Mbak Anti to go to Salon du Musluman. We didn’t go inside because it was very crowded and the conference was conducted in France, I am afraid I will not understand it. So we decided to take a walk and explore the city.
Ainun and Mbak Anti brought me to Grand Platz There was an unique story in this market.I was staring pretty long a Harry Potter novel which was written in French, as a huge fan of Harry Potter I thought that it will help me to improve my poor French level (hehe), but I saw the price was pretty expensive for me (about 8 euro) so I took quite long time to decide whether I will buy the novel or not. And then I decided to buy and go to the cashier, the cashier was an Arabic man and he asked me “Indonesie?” I smiled and answer “yes” I asked “c’est comme biant, monsieur?” He smiled and told me ” 4 euro svp”. I was really surprised and asked “pour quia?” He said ” because we are musliman, brother”. I gave him 10 euro and then he said “no, c’est grautit!” Wowww… subhanallah 🙂
After 2 days exploring Lille, I prepared my trip with Ainun to Switzerland. The travel is really reasonable price, it is 299euro for 5 days including the hotel and breakfast. We travelled to Chateau Fontainableau, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Luzern, Mt. Titlis and Zurich. Sometimes the organiser will give doorprize to us and also play interesting movies. I am so happy because they played Big Bang Theory in the bus, one of my fave serial! 😀 There were abundant of interesting stories I got with Ainun during the trip. I am very happy because my trip end up with new friends and lessons. I will share several unique stories on my later posts. For now, these trip makes me have a new principle in travelling
“I prefer to treasure stories than souvenirs”