We have arrived in France! Our flights to Paris largely went to plan - we had two stops of about 3 hours each at Sydney and Abu Dhabi. There isn't a lot to say about the long haul travel process except that it has to be endured and we did it. Doug, Tom and I are travelling on this leg of our trip with a great (very well behaved so far) bunch of students from Doug's college, plus two French teachers and another parent, a party of 16 in total. I am writing this from Roissy-en-France, which is a very old village that has been taken over as the airport hotel hub but somehow still manages to look quaint. Great to check in so close to the airport and that hot shower was just the best!
We walked up to the village for dinner (really good pizza!) and that was our first evening in France. Apart from a very distant sighting of the Eiffel Tower, Paris will have to wait a couple more days as we put our tired bodies to bed and set off tomorrow for Normandy.