Sightsee Paris by boat

View of Notre Dame from Paris Batobus Boat

I love taking the public transport and cycling when I travel.

I had the chance to take the boat on the Seine when I was in Paris. The Batobus (translated as boat-bus) was probably more for tourists than for local though.

Batobus Musee d'Orsay stop
Batobus Musee d’Orsay stop
Unknown stop
Unknown stop
Tickets for Batobus
Tickets for Batobus
Le dauphine boat
Le dauphine boat
Retirees in boats having a meal
Retirees in boats having a meal
Paris in summer on the Seine
Paris in summer on the Seine

On the Batobus

Stuffy
Stuffy

Since passengers sat in the boat under a glass cover, I felt like I was in an oven. Most of the passengers looked grumpy from the heat.

Route on Batobus
Route on Batobus
In the boat
In the boat
Notre dame de Paris from afar
Notre dame de Paris from afar
Notre dame de Paris
Notre dame de Paris

I didn’t get the chance to catch the sunset on the boat because the sun was setting around 9pm in Summer but I’ve seen photos of the lovely purple-orange sky.

Should you take the Batobus?

If you have time and a student card, the Batobus packages are quite worthwhile.

The boat is also good for shuttling you from each important site to another. Highly recommended.

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Penang ferry ride from Georgetown to Butterworth and back

Penang ferry

Penang’s ferry service is supposedly the oldest ferry service in Malaysia.

My parents and I went for a ride during our trip to Penang. We planned to take the bus back on the bridge but we couldn’t find the bus so we took the boat back again.

Ferry and cars
Ferry and cars

Blue ferry
Blue ferry

From Georgetown, there is no fee for passengers.

But it was about RM1.20 on the way back.

No fishing
No fishing

Passengers share the upper deck with cars. There are only a few seats by the side of the ferry and these are usually taken up if you do not run fast enough.
Inside the ferry with the cars
Inside the ferry with the cars

Inside the ferry with passengers
Inside the ferry with passengers
Life jackets on ferry
Life jackets on ferry
Child's life jacket
Child’s life jacket

Vehicle catcher
Vehicle catcher

Since I do not take water transport much, I really liked the ferry ride to and from Georgetown.
Ferry
Ferry

How about this angle?
How about this angle?

For those who are too lazy to plan things to do in Penang, consider taking the boat. The scenery might be better at night when the city sparkles.