In my frenzy to book my rooms I once again overlooked some very obvious things: check-in times and the distance from the airport to the room.
Unfortunately, I’ve already booked several of my rooms and flights without thinking about those things.
1st dilemma: My room in Cologne, Germany is 45 minutes away from the airport – not really a big deal, not sure how much it’ll cost. One of my AirBnB host does pickup/drop offs 24 hours. My plan is to take the train. There is an airport 12 minutes away but I was trying to save some loot. The tickets from the closer airport was $131/ea. The other location the tickets were $37.90/ea.
2nd dilemma: I was able to fix this. The room I rented in Cairo has a no child policy. Bloop! Thankful for the free cancellation but now I have to rebook everything and the only flights going into Cairo depart from Athens at 1:40 am and arrive the next day at 11 am. So, my dilemma here is that I have to halt my trip planning, which may not be too bad. It’ll give me more planning time. I think having the first three months planned so far is fine.
3rd dilemma: Traveling from Rome to France. Same issue. Departure time. My flight departs at 6:50 am. I don’t know anything about their transportation so I’ll have to figure it out once I get there.
As much as I would love to plan as I go or take the trains across Europe, I have to have more stability than that. I can’t have my seven-year-old roaming these international roads because her mama didn’t plan accordingly.