Choose Booth-type Seats

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Don’t for­get to bring mul­ti­pur­pose books and games that are light­weight and easy to tote. For a child who is start­ing to read, wipe-off books let him prac­tise spell­ing and pen­man­ship on the go. Mag­ne­tised let­ters in a metal box let you cre­ate your own word games, and you’re less likely to lose the pieces. We brought one toy and one book for each child, and bought new ones in ev­ery city we vis­ited so we’d have a va­ri­ety. It’s bet­ter than car­ry­ing a col­lec­tion of prized be­long­ings that you might mis­place.

If you’re vis­it­ing ci­ties that cater well to back­pack­ers and leisure trav­ellers, it will be easy to find laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties in or near your ac­com­mo­da­tion, so don’t pack too many clothes for your­self. How­ever, the chil­dren will need more than what you think is nec­es­sary as they’ll soil their cloth­ing quite eas­ily. Trains on the Rail Europe net­work are clean and rel­a­tively spa­cious. Each city and coun­try main­tains its na­tional lines sep­a­rately, so the trains are not con­fig­ured iden­ti­cally, but most have booth-type seats shar­ing a fairly large ta­ble where you can play games with the kids and have your meals.

For mums with ba­bies, those seats The ci­ties we vis­ited of­fered a spec­trum of hol­i­day ac­com­mo­da­tion for fam­i­lies and we tried them all – lux­ury and bou­tique ho­tels, no-frills lodg­ing, fam­ily inns and Airbnb. Not stick­ing to one type of ac­com­mo­da­tion meant that it was friend­lier on the wal­let and we en­joyed dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences.

Be flex­i­ble with your bud­get for ac­com­mo­da­tion. You may want to pay more for com­fort and se­cu­rity, but you can also save a few bucks on a place fur­ther away from ar­eas popular with tourists, and which still eas­ily con­nects to places of in­ter­est by train. Get a City Pass card in each city you visit – it makes trav­el­ling via bus, tram and un­der­ground con­ve­nient and eco­nom­i­cal.

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