Sunday, August 04, 2013

Winning a pre-wedding photo shoot to PARIS - preparation

Joined a competition by Joseph Photo for a free pre-wedding photo shoot package in February. With the help with our friends and family, we finally won the prize!

Planned to go beyond Paris like visiting other places before the photo shooting day. Here comes our plan.

Day 0
Hong Kong>> Dubai>> Prague

Day 1
Prague airport>> David's Apartment>> Pargue Castle>> dinner @Kolkovna Palac Savarin

Day 2
David's Apartment>> Cesky Krumlov>> Pension Merlin>> lunch @KRCMA>> Church of St Vitus>> Nam Svornosti Square>> The State Castle>> Castle Garden

Day 3
(pre-wedding photo shooting day) Pension Merlin>> lunch @Restaurant Krumlovska Fontana>> Church of St Vitus>> Nam Svornosti Square>> The State Castle>> dinner @Jidelni a Napojovy Listek

Day 4
Pension Merlin>> Vienna>> Wombats City Hostel Vienna- The Base>> Hundertwasserhaus house>> Stephansplatz>> Demel>> Hofburg Palace>> dinner @Weinerwald Restaurant

Day 5
Wombats City Hostel Vienna- The Base>> Billa Supermarket>> Hallstatt>> Gasthof Bergfried Hotel>> Salzwelten Salt Mines>> MarkPlatz>> dinner @Gasthof Zauner

Day 6
Gasthof Bergfried>> Hotel boat trip in the lake>> MarkPlatz

Day 7
breakfast @Gasthof Bergfried Hotel>> Beinhaus the bone house>> Salzburg>> Hohensalzburg Fortress>> Hohensalzburg Fortress cable Railway>> Fortress Museum>> Marionette Museum>> Getreidegasse>> Mozart’s birthplace>> Makartsteg>> Mirabell Garden>> dinner @Corner am Bahnhof

Day 8
breakfast @apartment>> Untersberg>> Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains>> Salzach Cruise>> dinner @Alter Fuchs

Day 9
breakfast @on the train>> Munich>> Fussen>> Schloss Hohenschwangau>> Neuschwanstein>> dinner @Ludwigs

Day 10
breakfast @Ristorante Cadoro>> football match @Allianz Area>> West gate>> City Hall>> Hofgarten>> Theatinerkirche>> St Michael's Church>> Hofbrauhaus

Day 11
Rimowa>> lunch @Paulanla Im Tal>> Karlsplatz>> tea @Copa>> Viktualien Markt>> dinner @ Augustiner am dom>> night train to Paris

Day 12
Paris>> apartment @ Rambuteau>> Musee des Arts et Metiers>> lunch @Caffé Soprano>> Archives Nationales>> Hotel de Ville>> Notre Dame de Paris>> Pont de L’Archeveche>> Aux Grands Hommes la Patrie Reconnaissante>> afternoon tea @Soufflot Cafe>> dessert @Amorino>> Jardin du Luxembourg>> dinner @Léon de Bruxelles

Day 13
breakfast @train>> Chateau de Versailles>> Port Alexandre III>> Musee de l'Armee Invalides>> Rue Cler>>  picnic @Champ- de- Mars>> Eiffel Tower>> Arc de Triomphe>> Avenue des Champs- Elysees>> dinner @apartment

Day 14
breakfast @apartment>> Notre- Dame>> lunch @Glace de la Mansion>> Sainte- Chapelle>> Conciergerie>> Musee du Louvre>> Arc De Triomphe du Carrousel>> Jardin des Tuileries>> Place de la Concorde>> Galeries Lafayette>> dinner @Poissons Coquillages et Crustaces>> Centre Pompidou>> supper @apartment

Day 15
breakfast @apartment>> Sacre- Coeur Montmartre>> St- Pierre de Montmartre>> les jetaime>> Place des Abbesses>> Le Moulin Rouge>> tea @Café des 2 Moulins>> Supermarket Franprix>> dinner @apartment 

Day 16
Paris (pre-wedding photo shoot)

Day 17 + 18
breakfast @Marche Bastille>> Roissy bus @Opera>> Paris>> Dubai>> Hong Kong

Planned to use HKD$27,000 each in total for 18 days including flight tickets, accommodation, transportation and all meals. Hope everything goes well and can't wait for this exciting trip!


  1. What a great competition that brings you two to Paris! How could you do that? Curious about Hong Kong culture now!

    1. Rapheal, that's a competition ran by a photography company, promoting itself at the same time, I guess. That's was a really unforgettable experience joining the game. We got 2 more pairs winning the photo shoot in Paris as well!