Ito na yata ang pinakarushed na preparation ko sa isang trip. I know it's only a short trip pero with a little one - mahirap na may makalimutan. I usually pack light wherever we go pero since having Poj I had to change. I've learnt early on that it's better to carry a massive bag packed with all his stuff than to forget something he needs and regret it. So that explains the big luggage (isa lang naman for the 3 of us) which I packed at 1am the morning of our trip.
I shared here before that Sky TV gave away 2 adult tickets to Disneyland Paris for it's 20th anniversary. We are on a tight budget but thought we could loosen the string for a little bit for this one time. It's Papa E's birthday after all and the tickets are free.
We chose to take the Eurostar instead of flying. The station is in London so we had to take the early bus to get there. And here is Poj just before 6am - super awake and excited to ride the big bus. =)
We arrived at the station with plenty of time to buy some Euros (I told you we were not prepared at all for this trip) and to collect our boarding passes. We only had 2 tickets each way coz kids under 4 ride free on the train (yay!).
We boarded 30 minutes before departure. It was a lot quicker and more straight forward than getting on the plane. They simply scan your bags while you pass through the metal detector and then they check your passports and that's it.
We were not on the train for long and then we had to get off at Lille Europe to catch the train going to Disneyland Paris.
We've not had a proper breakfast so were famished. We had time so we left the station and went to a nearby mall. Syempre medyo nagulat pa rin kami na puro French na ang sulat! We're lucky that they know how to speak English so we were able to grab a quick lunch and walk around before heading back to the station.
At eto na si Poj naiinip na so pinaglaruan na ang aming luggage. We were waiting for our platform number and our train.
Just like in London, our train arrived on time. And we're lucky coz from the bus to this last leg of the journey, there were a lot of empty seats. So kahit free ang ride ni Poj we never had to sit him on our lap. He was even free to use two seats as his bed =)
It was cold when we got there but luckily the free shuttle bus to our hotel didn't take long to arrive. Please bear with me, I'll blog about our hotel and Disney next =)