The trials and tribulations of booking accommodation on the net.
Today I finally finished booking our accommodation after a week of reading reviews on the net. Obviously hotels and B&Bs can post their most delightful and inviting photos on their websites - you hope that you've made a wise choice - my priorities are clean, comfortable and friendly - after that, everything else is a pleasant bonus.
I even polished up my Year 10 French before ringing several establishments only to be greeted with, "Hello! How can I help you?" (They must be able to see that the call is from Australia). How disappointing. I guess I'll have plenty of opportunities next week.
I was fortunate securing some highly recommended B&Bs which is exciting.
This time next week we'll be winging our way to Paris. Stay tuned!