Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Journey to Brazil - Charles de Gaulle Int'l Airport











FuFu Journey to Brazil - Part Two
Charles de Gaulle Intl Airport | 22nd July 2010

Arrived safely and sharply at 20:25 (as scheduled) @ Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), Paris, France. Had a short layover at the airport. The sun was setting approximately at 9:30pm. (Bear in mind that during summer, day time is longer in Europe around end of July till mid of Aug. It would be totally dark after 10++pm.)

This international airport is HUGE. I personally was impressed by the architecture of the airport. Not only that, the colour of the floor carpet almost everywhere in the airport is red! As if every passenger is treated like a VIP, walking on the red carpet! Nevertheless, i had to walked twenty minutes from where i got off AF 2319 to Terminal 2F (they have 2A, 2B, 2C till 2F). Anyhow, Terminal 2F is awesome! I was always looking up through the lens and clicking the button. I mean the roof was stunning specially when the airport was lit up! Need to mention, i also enjoyed answering the call of nature in the toilet. Why? you gotta browse through all the pictures in this album!

Had been waiting nearly three house for the flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Boarding time was 23:20. As usual, i had nothing to do but wandering every corner of the airport capturing shots i like and taking videos here and there with my cameras. Now you know how i killed the three hours of layover in Paris. The magnificent sunset made me feel so romantic. How i wish i could watch it with the one i really love! Definitely gotta go back to Paris (The Romance Capital) and this airport again. However, one thing really pulled me down was there's no free WiFi (well, almost all European airports!). One hour is Euro 6 (RM 30), WTF!


A smooth landing by Air France, Airbus A319.


Airbus A319 (Flight AF2319 - Voyageur) touched down safely.


Slowly the captain bringing everyone to the terminal.


One of the terminal wings.


Mixture of Suvarnabhumi Airport and Beijing Capital Int'l Airport.


It's just FuFu's personal opinion though.


This airport has its own characteristics too.


Alright, got out from Airbus A319.


Arrived at Terminal One.


Searching the terminal for the next flight connection.


See, the floor carpet is red. Everyone feels like he/she is a VIP.


Nice architecture!




Flight Connections. Followed the direction of the sign.




It's a long way to Terminal 2F.




VIP still had to walk. No exception.


Where is Terminal 2F? Ops it's Terminal 2F!! LOL


Finally arrived Terminal 2F twenty minutes later.


Gotta go to boarding gate F49.




This is one of the terminal wings, 2F. Seven wings from 2A till 2G.


Amazed by the structure. A very energy-friendly design.


It's 8pm, yet still very bright!


Left my belongings at boarding gate F49.


Wandering around the terminal. Only few shops worth to visit.












Euro 6 (RM 30) per hour. Only people from Mainland China used it.

Have a look of the video, so you could get an idea of the airport!

Imagine they have six more similar wings for Terminal Two!


Walking here and there, north to south.




End of the wing. VIP lounge for SkyTeam members to rest quietly.


FuFu found it similar with the main railway station in Tianjin.


Wait a moment. The sun was about to set!


Never miss the sunset at the airport!


The light and signal twin towers.


It's 9:30pm and the sun is about to say goodbye.


Another one hour and a half to kill before boarding.


FuFu said goodbye to Mr. Sun.




No worry! Next the airport was lighted up! Lucky.


FuFu had something to do now.


FuFu then turned his attention to the roof!








Okay. Heading to the duty free shops!


Nothing to buy. Wanna answer the call of nature.


Very handicapped-friendly! Good.


Oh my goodness.


This definitely is the best toilet FuFu has been to so far.


Oh my Buddha! This is simply awesome!


How could FuFu not stay longer peeing?


If you are working with the airport authority, gotta learn from French!


Really wanna sit on the chair! LOL


Luckily no one inside the toilet! So FuFu could enjoy snapping!


This toilet received FuFu's full marks!


It's almost 45 minustes before boarding time!


Gotta back to the seat and check if FuFu's belongings still there.


Well, the airport has hundreds of CCTV ! No worries!


Airbus 747-400 (Flight AF442 - Voyageur) had arrived!


Last boarding call! Two passengers hadn't come. DAMN!


Boarding time was delayed 20 minutes. SHIT!


Every passenger was hoping to get on board as soon as possible.


Heading to Airbus 747-400, finally!

Goodbye Charles de Gaulle International Airport. To be continued.

77 comments:

Mokong™ said...

Nice shots fufu... I want to travel, Brazil is one of my top destination, South America category...hehehe

fufu said...

Mokong™ : i dont recommend Brazil... unless you are rich... instead you should try going to Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia. Urguay etc :) haha

Che-Cheh said...

Woo you are right. The airport is very beautiful.

I wonder how the ladies toilet looks like. I'm impressed with the men toilet. Haha

You left your belongings unattended? Brave lah you.

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : yeah i dont even care as no one will want my lousy clothes lol anyway the airport is beautiful ya :) well go to paris and you will know how the toilet looks like there :)

bluecloud said...

i like the photo taking with the sun that sparking between the aeroplane...
but the one attract me is really the toilet....the drawing...the design...the cleanliness...i would like to stay longer in this kind of toilet...

fufu said...

bluecloud : yeah i totally enjoyed the couples of hours at the airport... hihihi :) it's amazingly great!! lucky can see beautiful sunset too

levian said...

the airport has truly amazing architecture! i am impressed by the designs. n that toilet as well!

fufu said...

levian : yeah me too was impressed by the toilet :) damn nice airport too but no wifi ><

Ivan said...

本人超喜欢机场的,所以这篇,我喜欢!

fufu said...

Ivan : 這不是普通的機場 :) 本人也非常的喜歡哦 =p

dong ho said...

i hate airport with no wifi access... it's just so out of trend. that's why i usually bring with me a travel magazine. but i like the circular area of this airport.

fufu said...

dong ho : and most of the airport has their own magazine :) and you wont get bored :) well i usually walking here and there killing the time :) hohoho

Twilight said...

Hello FuFu Chiao! :)
The toilet pixs are interesting indeed! I didn't know Brazil is for the rich only.... The flight hours from Malaysia to S America is like so many days!

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

camwhore camwhore!! next time lemme join! mwahahaha!! :D

[SK] said...

the last time i went to Paris, i just didn't take time to enjoy the airport.. was just thinking of leaving airport and get to the city ASAP, hahaha~~ :D

海市蜃樓 said...

你究竟喺間廁所裏面逗留咗幾耐啊?咁都有得影一餐?!哈哈哈...

Sasa said...

咦~~
特別的廁所哦..

rainfield61 said...

感觉到你很不务"正"业.

副业: 求学?

假如我能也像你一样;几十年前.

fufu said...

Twilight : where got so many days... more than 24hrs for sure, but not 48hrs ya :) brazil is very expensive... you will know it when you are here...


Caroline Ng May Ling : haha not that "camwhore" ok? hahaha


SK : now you can slowly watch the pictures here....and i still have couple of videos too... wanna see?? lol

fufu said...

海市蜃樓 : 不然很悶的 >< 沒有WIFI...如果不拍照都不知道要做什麽才對 lol


Sasa : 對呀 :) 非常漂亮的廁所 :) 法國人就是那麽的浪漫 =p


rainfield61 : 對呀...我也覺得...應該要儅個旅遊大使才行 :) 因爲我喜歡這裡飛那裏飛 :)

单身汉 said...

很羡慕你可以到处旅游!

fufu said...

单身汉 : 哈哈 我還有很多地方還沒有去過的說 :) 不需要羡慕我 =p

Yih Yann said...

I wonder how is the female toilet looks like...I think if possible, you sure will want to go into female toilet to snap picture...kekeke

Xjion89 said...

omg, the internal structure is super duper amazing! Really world class~~

fufu said...

Yih Yann : haha yeah and show my the pictures later ya :) wonder how it would look like on female side :) hahaha curious!


Xjion89 : yeah yeah true! was impressed by its interior design and structure :) one good airport!

Bengbeng said...

u r showing me the world thru yr eyes. lovely

Rafael Lam said...

Very special airport! I like that colorful toilet too!

fufu said...

Bengbeng : yeah it's my pleasure :) like wise i am happy to read through your blog also... so much to learn about sarawak :)


Rafael Lam : yeah i think we should improve our airports in Asia in order to compete with those in Europe and others :)

Winnt said...

Hmm 转机非常的闲空+无聊的,尤其是超长的时间, 所以呢?我应该也会在转机的时候拍些照片做记录hahah...至少我的记忆力不会只有拍下那飞机而已...谢谢你的机场分享篇

William said...

I can imagine that those pillars in the tunnel will jam things up whenever there's a crowd.

fufu said...

Winnt : 對呀 :) 所以我一定會把相機隨身的咯... 好好利用那三個小時的停留 :) 我不喜歡坐著...因爲還有漫長的旅程在飛機上 =p haha :)


William : erm... they have many wings!! so wont be that crowded...of course they must have calculated the flow :) no worries lol

Pete said...

Nice tube liked walkway, love the design!

fufu said...

Pete : yeah would like to go back again :) a nice airport but no free WIFI ><

Lisa717 said...

great trip and love your passion of travelling!!!

fufu said...

Lisa717 : yeah thanks :) i will share all my adventures here with you guys :)

Chris said...

CDG IS a very nice airport. But messy also cos it's very big n busy.

fufu said...

Chris : hahah yeah i agree that it's a HUGE airport and gotta walk quite a distance from terminal one to terminal two >< but anyway lucky i had plenty of time (3hrs of transit)

发白日梦^^ said...

我也要给这间机场“满分”!设计都很美,尤其是那个logo!

fufu said...

发白日梦^^ : 對呀 我也很喜歡這個機場哦 :) 希望可以再回去看看 :) 因爲要又藉口去巴黎 lol

迷迭香 said...

red carpet all the way... u must be walking around the airport like a prince :D

love the walls in the washroom, too bad cant get a view of the ladies' washroom :p

San said...

那裡的廁所很漂亮
用完也不忘自拍帥帥的照片
真的服了你... 哈

renaye said...

this post is dedicated to the airport is it?!

London Caller said...

So many people going to Brazil?!
I'd like to see Falkland Islands one day, I have actually been to their tourism office in London. ;)

✿AиG3L✿ said...

我来了^^还是来一句...赞哦~!^^
机场的设计真的很不错~有机会我也想去~

Rizalenio said...

Swoon-worthy photos. I feel like I'm overtimed here. I can't stop staring at all those images. Have a safe trip always.

I'm singing this song - "I wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad...". If that happens, I'll be here in a jiff...with my own private plane (John Travolta as a pilot).

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos again...and stories.

Agnes Valerie said...

the toilet is awesome!!

enjoy ur trip around

fufu said...

迷迭香 : yeah i will wait you to visit paris and then let me know how the female toilet there looks like... ok? lol


San : 哪裏有自拍帥的照片?? haha 只不過想要留下證據自己曾經來過這個廁所 :)


renaye : erm...nope! just to share with you guys ya...the airport in france :)

fufu said...

London Caller : erm... i dont recommend you travel around brazil :) should go to other countries here in latin america


AиG3L : 對呀 你很久沒來看了...anyway 很高興你喜歡哦


Rizalenio : hahaha i want my own jet too...so i could fly here and there whenever i am free... hahaha :) well glad you like those pictures :) happy happy =p

fufu said...

Agnes Valerie : yeah i will enjoy all the trips i am going to have, as always ya

耀眼狗鱼 said...

i found your blog via San's blog. Thanks for sharing with us such a nice place. I especially like the photo in the toilet, and the mirrow ( where you were in ) looked like one of the painting / decoration of the wall. haha..!

The other thing really impressed me was, you answered most ( or 100%? haha ) of the comments from your friends. Not easy to do so... It shows that you are respecting each comments and I give 100 marks for you! haha!

嘿嘿 said...

Nice architect。

fufu said...

耀眼狗鱼 : yeah thanks for coming :) erm it's my pleasure to share with you guys ya my adventures... wish you wont find it boring :) and yeah i like the toilet so much!! lol erm do come back and leave me comment ok? sure i will try to reply all the comments if i can :)


嘿嘿 : yeah :)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

haha i love the toilet! :)
sigh, when will I ever visit Brazil!

London Caller said...

Argentina?

Why isn't Brazil good?

fufu said...

thepinaysolobackpacker : haha yeah bet you will have the chance to visit brazil...but well i would suggest peru, bolivia, chile and argentina if you dont have much budget :) because brazil might be a bit more expensive ya :)


London Caller : argentina is much cheaper than brazil :)

foongpc said...

Nice airport! Nice sunset! And wow! Nice toilet!!

fufu said...

foongpc : yeah...very nice!!

古小玉 said...

哗,好美又清洁的厕所,我肯定他们比我们更有公德心。

fufu said...

古小玉 : 我們的KLIA也很清潔呀 :) hahaha 但可能他們的衛生意識比較重 =p

Nicole said...

I have never been at that airport. It sure looks much nicer than my husband has described it to me.
:)
Love your little tour of it!
The WiFi price is insane :/
And the sunset, well, one day you'll find the one you Love and share a sunset in Paris with her :)!!

fufu said...

Nicole : now you had seen the pictures and video ya :) yeah really wish in the future i could always see beautiful sunset with the one i love :) thanks nicole!

edward said...

酱大的机场,我怕我会失踪哩!

那里的厕所特别香咩?:p

嘿嘿 said...

Edward!

I know you always get lost in the toilet!

哈哈哈~~~ 闪~


冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ said...

ah!!!!!!!!!!!!1

sunset, my favourite!!! let me see it!!!!!! excited!!!

猪公主 said...

wow...i like the airport's design. so unique...

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Love the architecture of CDG airport. And those quirky images on the restrooms are really worth your time taking pictures of.

I've gone to both Brazilian and Argentine side of the Iguazu falls as well and like you, I prefer the Argentine side. The boat ride towards the falls was simply the best!

lock said...

what a stunning airport!

Life for Beginners said...

I am surprised you managed to catch your plane when you take so many photos all over the airport! LOL

And that is one cool restroom... Wish I see stuff liddat here in KL. :P

Bananazஇ said...

Nice airport so huge love the roof pixz. Why they paint the toilet with pixz looking so real. Merci beaucoup.

fufu said...

edward : hahaha funny!


嘿嘿 : well is that true? lol


冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ : yeah :) who doesnt like sunset?? lol

fufu said...

猪公主 : yeah was an eye-opening to me too!!! :)


The Nomadic Pinoy : wow you had been to iguazu!!!hohoho give me five!! and i wanna go back again!!! dont mind to spend money for the entrance again to argentina side =p


lock : yeah but blame the airport authority for not having free wifi for the passengers ><

fufu said...

Life for Beginners : haha yeah i will try to make such toilet for my restaurant if it can be materialized :) i will never miss my flight...because i nearly missed my flight flying back from london to malaysia


Bananazஇ : well a very nice airport i must say :) but too bad no free wifi >< one of the attraction i bet ya, they painted beautifully the toilet =p

MKL said...

I was here already :D In 2005, when I flew to Singapore, I went Ljubljana-Paris-Singapore. Charles De Gaulle is huge! I was so surprised, cuz never been to such big airport before. Now I think the one in Incheon may be bigger.

fufu said...

MKL : i think the airports in Asia is much better than those in Europe and USA :) good connectivity and free WIFI... never been to Incheon but i heard the airport not bad there, also the one in Beijing... :) wanna go to korea!!

MKL said...

They're indeed the best. The cleanest, the most modern, best service. Can't wait to see Narita :)

fufu said...

MKL : narita is so-so :) but well wish they had already finished the upgrading :) would like to see narita from your blog!!

Harumi said...

That's a huge airport with a stunning architecture. The sunset was beautiful no doubt, different timing yet enchanting.

And that washroom was classic! Their level of aesthetics is truly something. =D