TV host and social media influencer Macoy Dubs will never forget his Paris trip for good (and bad) reasons.
Macoy Dubs recalled the bad experience he had while in the world-famous tourist destination in his Instagram post yesterday, September 11, sharing some photos of him there.
“Paris is a beautiful city. Rich ang history, one of the centers of the Renaissance. Sabi ko talaga sa sarili ko balang araw pupunta ko diyan tulad ni Andy Sachs sa ‘Devil Wears Prada,’ pero wag kayo mag alala hindi ako naghagis ng telepono,” he said.
(I really told myself, in the future I will go there like Andy Sachs in “Devil Wears Prada,” but don’t worry, I didn’t throw a telephone)
His trip was marred by one unfortunate incident where he was duped.
“Pero kung anong ganda eh bilang turista makakaranas tayo ng inconveniences,” he said. (But despite the beauty, as a tourist, you can expect to experience inconveniences.)
“Nabudol ako sa Montmartre ng Bracelet Boys. So kung may plano kayo pumunta don, doble ingat. Hindi biro mabudol ng ilang euros lalo na kung pinag-ipunan mo to. Ngayon ko lang natutunan nung may nabasa ako sa Reddit,” he recalled.
(I was duped in Montmartre by Bracelet Boys. So, if you plan to go there, be extra careful. It’s no joke to be duped of some euros, more so if you saved up for it. It’s only now that I learned about [the scam] when I read it through Reddit.)
Macoy Dubs observed that the metro is OK in Paris, but it’s better in Amsterdam where it is more organized and neat.
Parisian food is excellent for Macoy Dubs who recommends people to eat in a fine dining Paris restaurant if you have a budget. He also loves the city because “it’s walkable,” and loves the French kids because they are fond of going to the museum.
But he noticed that Europeans are sticklers for punctuality.
“Naiwan din kami ng bus papuntang Milan kung nababasa mo pa ito. Walang Filipino time, filipino time sa Europa. On the dot sila umalis, na-late lang kami ng isang minute,” he said.
(We were left by the bus going to Milan, if you are still able to read this. There is no such thing as Filipino time in Europe. They leave on the dot, we were just late by one minute.) JB