I am only reporting here on international flights (except for the flight from west to eastern Canada, because for us it was really 2 different trips). The few internal flights that we have taken will be included in the country expenses that I will be publishing soon. In addition, I differentiated the expenses of air tickets in 2 parts: before the 2 years of Éléanor and after the 2 years of Éléanor. Why ? Simply because before 2 years a baby does not pay almost (but is on the knees). After 2 years, a baby has its headquarters but pays between 75 and 100% of the price of an adult, according to the companies. It's gone for the numbers, I'll find you right after for the analysis! 😉 AIRLINE TICKETS BEFORE THE 2 YEARS OF ÉLÉANOR Paris-> Colombo (Air India): 767 € (including 19 € for
We have just returned from a week in a small village near Neluwa in Sri Lanka . We stayed " at the inhabitant " as the saying goes, in other words in a charming and caring family who pampered us for a week. More than a week in immersion, it was for us a week of disconnection and a realhymn to the slowness . Still, it made us a little afraid a priori. I explain all this in the article, but first of all I explain in a few sentences what brought us here and what we did. Here is the family that received us (and supported) during this week. "WHY DID THEY GO INTO THIS GALLEY?" " It's not very glorious, but that's the question we asked ourselves the day we arrived in the village. The people seem very charming, but there is absolutely nothing to do. No wifi, the closest town is n
Rangoon (or "Yangon" as it should now be called) is the largest city in Burma (or rather "Myanmar", the new name in force. It is a rather noisy and chaotic city that suffers from permanent traffic jams. In short, this is not generally the favorite tourists. Even fewer traveling families (and even fewer with a baby or a toddler!) . And yet, we loved this city and the 4 days we stayed there. Are we masos? Not at all, we just organized well (for once!). Here is the story of our 4 days with Éléanor, 1 year and a half, in November 2016 in Rangoon. FIRST DAY: MAKING CONTACT WITH OUR ACCOMMODATION AND ITS ENVIRONMENT Rather than taking a hotel, we made the choice to take an apartment via airbnb in order to feel "at home" during those few days. Another good idea that we had was to take this
Having a baby means challenging many things. Notably its way of life. Generally, the happy new parents accept it very willingly: a baby this life is changing . Many of us believe that it is up to parents to adapt to their child, not the other way round. So why would it be otherwise when traveling? Traveling with a baby meanstraveling differently . If you have traveled before, alone or in a couple, you will not necessarily be able to travel the same way when baby will point the tip of his nose. This is not the time to put his desires and dreams of traveling to the closet, or to put them back to "when the children are bigger". We must therefore consider the journey differently . A trip that meets the needs and expectations of all, parents and babies, without exception. To talk about our ...
So our first stop was Tokyo. This giant megalopolis (pleonasm?) Of more than 13 million inhabitants was a pleasant surprise for us who do not generally like big cities. We found it very airy, paradoxically quite calm and full of nature with many parks. The area we chose to put our luggage there is probably for something in this feeling. In Asakusa we rented an apartment for 5 nights via Airbnb. This area offers us all the advantages: quiet little streets with little traffic that lead to a magnificent set of temples (Senso-ji) and small shopping streets, a metro station nearby which allows you to get to the main points of interest of the city and ... a superb playground in which we quickly got used to spending 1 to 2 hours at each end of the day so that Éléanor had her time to her after da
We regularly receive questions from travelers wishing to go around the world with a baby (or an infant), or simply go on a trip or vacation with their little bit a few months after birth. I believe I have already answered in an earlier article on the ease and necessity of undertaking such a journey with a baby , so for this article I will devote myself to a practical case: ours! We've been traveling around the world for almost 11 months with our little Eleanor (and before that, we had made several trips since birth!). At the age of 2 years and 3 months, she was 1 year and 4 months old at the time of our departure in September 2016. What is the secret of Eléanor's natural joie de vivre? The answer below 🙂 And I will tell you why and how we get to make this trip a great adven
Day 1: One word of order for this stay, friendliness, and above all no stress! Early morning departure from the Kunegel garage, where we were able to leave our vehicles. Luggage loaded, we board our comfortable coach tourism. Our driver briefly explains the main features of the bus and we are off, heading for Switzerland and its beautiful mountain scenery. Around 8:30 am, stop at the top of the Gotthard pass, the breakfast we took will be enjoyed in the fresh air ... fresh! in an enchanting setting. The journey begins again, letting us freely enjoy the scenery that passes by, the comments of the driver, a video or the opportunity offered by the wi-fi on board ... Arrival late afternoon in our 4 * in a village near the lake. Day 2: Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet ... but not only!
Currently on tour around the world with Éléanor (1 year and 4 months to our departure in September 2016, 2 years and 3 months today), we regularly receive questions through this blog or our Facebook page . Here are the answers to these regularly asked questions about preparing a world tour with a baby (or a young child - we have known the 2: parties with a baby, we have today - almost - a little girl !). Two more articles will complement this one in the weeks to come: a FAQ on our travel (how to travel, money management, baby products ...) and a more personal FAQ on our return ... the next!). PS: If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask us. We will respond as best we can! Good reading ! 🙂 September 19, 2016 at Roissy airport: departure of our world tour of one year. Ho
the world with baby Welcome to our blog ! You are in the right place if you want to follow the adventures and reflections of a family traveling around the world. The family in question is: Tony, Dad, Laetitia, Mom and Eléanor, the 1 year old baby (and Paulo, our faithful doggie). To learn more about us, we have a About About Complete page. If you do not want to miss any of our adventures and articles on this blog, go to our facebook page and click on "Like". In addition, or if you are not on facebook, you can fill in your e-mail address in the form on the right. We will send you news from time to time by e-mail (and you can unsubscribe whenever you want if you're drunk!).
As I said above I did not think of traveling by bus Stray in New Zealand but this experience was finally positive and I recommend this way of transport in New Zealand (or another country) especially if you are traveling alone . Without great hesitation and on the recommendation of the staff of the inn in which I was in Auckland, I opted for the company Stray. I was able to buy a pass the day before the departure (period February / March). The meeting point was a few minutes walk from my accommodation. 1Meet other travelers (solo) By traveling with hop-on hop-off buses, we meet other travelers who often also travel alone. Meeting other travelers when traveling alone in his rental car or his camp is not obvious. Stray buses allow you to share the adventure with other bus passengers. Th...