Duden Waterfall, Antalya, Turkiye.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Antalya, Turkiye.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Paris, France on May 1st.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Heading back to the airport!

Made our way to our Airbnb located near Paris airport. Had to buy tickets for the local bus at a cost of €2.10 ($3 CAD, $2.20 USD) each, and of course bought 4 tickets because we also need the return journey this morning. We could have walked it, but there is one section with too much traffic and it's not pedestrian friendly.

Less than a ten minute bus ride and we were getting off in the village of Roissy en France. This is the same village we stayed at in the hotel back at the end of August, so we already knew our way around.

The Airbnb is a townhouse that has 4 separate private rooms. About the same cost as the hotel was, at €53 ($83 CA, $61 USD) for the night. A little less sterile than a hotel though, and with a full kitchen to make our own meals.

Nice enough living space.

Nice kitchen.

Our room.

We had a half hour nap, then some computer time before heading out to find some dinner. The local restaurants are all fairly pricey, and being a Sunday, the local grocery store was closed, so we decided to walk the 2 kms each way to the big Aeroville shopping mall, hoping to find something there.

Not the nicest walk, but at least there is a dedicated pedestrian path.

Big modern shopping mall.

Sure enough, there was a grocery store in the mall, and it was open. We picked up a pre-made shepherd's pie, a salad, and a bottle of wine. Total price for everything was €17 ($24 CAD, $18 USD), so it was far cheaper than anything we could have got in a restaurant. And we just had to heat it up...

Preparing dinner.

Dinner is served.

Other guests showed up later in the evening. Of course everybody staying has either just arrived at the airport, or about to leave. The last people showed up around 11:30pm after everybody else had gone to bed, and they weren't very quiet about it. I had to get up at 12:15 and ask them to be quiet. It was better after that, but they didn't go to bed until about 1:15am. But, that's the risk when you rent a shared place. So, not the best sleep for us again. Oh well.

This morning, we take the bus back to the airport for our flight to Istanbul, Turkiye. The new IST airport is quite a ways outside of the city, and it's an hour and a half bus ride to get to our friend Cheryl's apartment. We're only two nights in Istanbul.


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  1. I would never stay in a shared space for that very reason. Of course, even if you don't share, there can be noisy people overhead or next door. In one of the Airbnbs we stayed at in Mexico, the couple in the townhouse next door would get back from the bars after midnight, and make a huge racket right next to our bedroom. It drove us nuts!

    1. Some of the times when we stay in shared accommodations we are actually staying with a family, rather than all the rooms being rented out as in this case. The lady did apologize the next mornng, she said that they didn't realize that there were other people in the house. Having said that we have also stayed in hotels that have been noisy. We would still rather stay in a place like we had, as we did have a great conversation with our host who stopped by to make sure everything was fine the evening before.

  2. I usually can't wait to get home so I can sleep in my own bed and it's quiet too at my home. Safe travels to you both.


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