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Heading to Ravensburg Stop #7

Ravensburg our southern town in Germany

In Ravensburg at the train station we met Achim and Barbara and Maya.
It was great seeing them again after they visited us on their one year cycling tour around Latin America.
The town is so beautiful with lakes and nice scenery.
We stayed 5 days and we enjoyed being in Ravensberg. The children were very happy cycling around and going to the lake. We even
went to the forest and had mini-picnic.
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Stop #3 We made it to Berlin.....YAY

Berlin our New Couch-surfer Family

A train that leaves from Cologne to Berlin takes about 5 hours...we took the early morning train after breakfast.
WOW....The minute you step out of the train station even if it is cold....We felt so happy to be in Berlin......
We made our way to our host Apartment. Actually we met him in the way. He recognize us right away while getting out of the train station.
We went right into action the host help the kids find bikes and we start touring Berlin.....Awesome City with so many things to do with kids.
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We made to Cologne Germany 2nd Stop in our Europe Trip

Our Host Family in Cologne-Germany....

We boarded a train from Paris to Colon. It is very fast train that takes about 4 hours....
our Train was in time and without any problems. The kids enjoyed speaking with other travelers at the train.
Our host Meysam was waiting for us at the train station and was great seeing him after so many years. (we know Meysam from couch surfing)
We stepped in Germany and everything looks clean, nice, YES they are so accurate with their time.
We had so Much Fun in Kolon.(The german way of writing the word)
It has a great PARKS.....We call them power core parks..... The kids loved Colon Mainly for the parks and nice apartment that we stayed in.
Thanks Meysam and Sana for making us feel at home.....we have so much great memories with both of you.
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We made it To Paris France #1 Stop In our Adventure

Generosity of my Hosts....

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Booked the tickets way in advance I found charter airline that runs from LAX to CDG for less than $800.
The kids were so excited to go and see friends all over Europe. Leaving LAX at night and arriving Paris in the afternoon is great option when you are traveling with kids. Again I didn't check any bags. We had a total of 3 bags.
Arriving at CDG Paris was filled with emotions since our host from couch-surfers Tatiana was waiting for us. (We know Tatiana for 6 years hosted us all the time when we visit Paris). She always has smile on her face and ready to help us on anyway we want.
The kids got over the jet-lag faster than I did. They slept well and adjusted to life in Paris. My mission was that the kids speak French as much as they can. The first thing I told my kids I don't speak French so you need to do all the talking. Of-course my Son Yury was great at this task. Every time we went to the Bakery Yury did the talking paid for the baguette and the desserts. My Daughter Yuliya was shy however found friends to play at the parks where she practiced her French. Day 1 in Paris was great with dinner at Tatiana's house and playing with the cats that the kids missed. (I don't think the cats missed the kids!!!!!)

Our 5 days in Paris were like Magic....The kids loved seeing all the parks and also we had a chance to see our Friend Reem.
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This our beginning of adventure that is lasting 5 weeks.....We will come back to Paris at the end of the trip.....
Stay Tuned to an adventure of one Mom and 2 children across Europe.

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Count Down for our Europe Adventure

List of Items need to be packed in our 3 bag-backs

We are one month away from our Adventure to Europe. I and my 2 children going to start our adventure in France, then heading
to Germany, Sweden, And Copenhagen. This trip is mainly to see all my friends that haven't seen for long time and also to explore new places.
I and the kids will couch-surf all the way and find our way across town. However always I get the same question What things to pack in our back-bag especially traveling alone with 2 kids? The rule of thumb that I found to be useful while traveling is to keep clothes to 5 pieces each.
5 pants/5 shirts/5 undies. Also just one extra sandals. Also, while traveling on airplane I wear layers of clothes.
It will keep me warm in the airplane. Since I am staying with friends I have access to washing machine. We do not check any back-bags, we carry everything with us. Each child has his own back-bag that includes their clothes and favorite books. Always the best part of traveling is the children learn so much about engaging with other travelers and not being glued to electronic devices.
We are ready for traveling. One Mother with 2 children, 4 countries......

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