In December 2012/January 2013, we spent two weeks in Paris, and a week in Hanover. It was our first overseas holiday with Zee, and we were quietly terrified about how such a trip would go with a toddler.
My first fear – the eleven hour flight – quickly disappeared when Zee fell asleep less than an hour into the flight. She proceeded to sleep for eight glorious hours. Hubby was unconscious for most of the flight as well 😛
It was a little uncomfortable for me – this was self-inflicted though… you see I wanted Zee to lie down and sleep nicely on both her seat and mine, so I ended up right at the edge of my seat, squished against the window. I’d do it all over again though, as I’d take a blissfully asleep munchkin over a tired, restless, crying one any day! I didn’t get much sleep, but I did catch up on a bunch of movies (score!). 😀
Booking a night flight was definitely a great idea. After that amazing sleep, Zee was happy and fresh when we landed at Charles De Gaulle airport. We were at the hotel in a few minutes, and the friendly, helpful staff got our room ready for an early morning check in, which was great. We were able to shower, and rest for a bit, then start our sightseeing bright and early. 🙂
We stayed at Suite Novotel Paris Roissy CDG. It’s quite a distance out of the city centre, but the free shuttle to the airport, where you can take the train to wherever, sorts out that problem. The room was really spacious, and the beds (one double and one single) were comfy. I wouldn’t mind staying there again. Hint hint hubby… please feel free to book another holiday to Paris, I won’t complain. *Giggle… Snort*
That’s all for now. Hubby and Zee have been tucked in nice and warm, fast asleep for a while now (notice a pattern?), and I’m sitting here with frozen toes – it’s just wrong. ‘Til next time. Goodnight.