The Luvaville Blog
The Luvaville.com Blog is ALL about travel and lifestyle for urban parents. Here, we wish to share with you some of our travel experiences as well as tips and various recommendations on fashion, great design, trendy and practical products that go along with life as parents.
The prelude is the children's parade on Sunday afternoon, when the children march through the city in historical costumes on loan from the organizing committee, or in imaginative costumes of their own making. The Böögg, a giant snowman made of wadding, accompanies them as a hint of the spectacular proceedings to come the next day.
On Monday afternoon, generally the third Monday in April, the members of all the twentyfive guilds (only men) proceed through the flag bedecked city, wearing historical costumes and accompanied by various bands.
At six in the evening, everything converges on Sechseläutenplatz at Bellevue, on the shore of Lake Zurich. There the Böögg, or snowman, symbol of the wintertime of which everyone is weary, awaits his fiery and explosive end. Groups on horseback, representing some of the guilds, gallop around him to the music of the Sechseläuten march, an old hunting march, until the Böögg finally explodes. The quicker his symbolic end occurs, the sooner the long awaited spring comes.
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In wintertime when the temperatures drop to below 10 degrees, King penguins set off punctually at 13.30 on their zoo tour to see the other animals! A unique experience for all visitors to the zoo during wintertime. Hint: Be there on time. In case there are many people i recommend to wait a bit above (walk 2 minutes along the path) so you can walk in front of the penguinparade and won't miss a sight to those super cute creatures.
There is hope for all us travelling parents until now kids and taxis in Paris didn't go well hand in hand! Well, now you can find a taxi company specialized in driving parents and their children from A to B with the needed child seat adapted to the child's age. This is something we have missed, when travelling to Paris, that you can actually take a taxi and feel safe for your kids! Taxi Baby seat needs your reservation 24 hours in advance but will show up with the right seat according to your child or children and even with children's songs on the stereo! The website is a bit messy but in several languages and anyway, it's a service that needs its word!
Order your next taxi ride in Paris and indicate weight and age of children on email@example.com
The topic of breastfeeding in public is always very hot and is being discussed all over the world. It's surely a natural thing but in some cultures and countries, it's still not that commun seeing mothers breastfeed their baby in public. How is it in your country and do cafés and restaurants offer breastfeeding morthers special treatments? Please, we would love to know, cause it's important to know the breastfeeding culture when you travel!
Saw this picture of Beyoncé breastfeeding in public with a very cool scarf......we know off the mamascarf, do you know other brands making such scarfs?
We have had it for a long time in Copenhagen and now finally you will also find family-friendly services in the two Parisian airports. It includes play areas called Gulli for entertaining your kids while waiting, pushchairs for loan, great changing facilities, child-freindly checkpoints and Playstation areas for older children.
Play areas can be found here:
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle :
In the boarding lounges of terminals 2C, 2D and 2E (in the boarding lounge in the remote area)
- Paris-Orly :
In the boarding lounges of halls D, E and G of Orly South
Baby Changing Areas
Baby care areas to suit your needs are available at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to change your baby. These areas are equipped with changing tables, protection paper roll dispenser and children's toilets in a friendly, colourful setting suitable for changing your baby's diaper. The baby changing stations are available in all toilet facilities of our airports, in the public and passenger areas of both the departure and the arrivals areas
Strollers Loan Service
A free baby pushchair loan service is available at Terminal 2E of Paris Charles de Gaule and in terminal South of Paris Orly. Eventually, the service will be extended to all terminals, still as a self-service operation.
In Terminal 2E of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
Immediately after the security checkpoint, two self-service pushchair loan stations allow you to comfortably take your baby all the way to the boarding gate after you've checked your own pushchair with your luggage.
In Terminal South (hall A) of Paris-Orly
The pushchair loan station is immediately after the security checkpoint opening onto hall A, downstairs to the left of the escalator. It will only operate during the school holidays.
Have A Great Flight!
When traveling with kids luggage can get very heavy and we always carry too much with us. Why not rent some of your baby and children equipment instead? Get here a few tips and links to where you can rent baby and children's gear during your stay in Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin. An ideal way for you to carry less with you on the journey. And some even can supply you with nappies, diapers, wipes and/or baby food… delivered to your hotel or apartment, how wonderful is that?
To experience a trouble free journey and vacation in Paris, just simply rent all the necessary equipment: Stroller, high chairs, cots, baby loungers, baby carriers, bottle warmers, toys and much more. Baby'tems is the place to know and the owner Camille, a mother of two, knows exactly how it is to travel with children, so yoou can expect a great service! www.babytems.com, +33 (0)1 83 62 08 64.
With Berlin Baby Gear you can rent whatever you might need for your tiny traveler. Treat yourself to the luxury of traveling with less luggage and a worry free holiday in Berlin. www.berlinbabygear.com, +49-(0)30-63 42 03 79
A fairly new baby equipment rental company has opened in Copenhagen with a fun name Muu. Here you can rent all the brands that you are using at home, the Maclaren Stroller, the Baby Björn Baby carrier or high chair etc. www.muu.dk, +45 28 77 39 07
In Barcelona, you can rent the needed equipment from Easy Travel Kids like a stroller, high chair and other gear for your child/children on www.easytravelkids.com, +34 648 470 591.
The new product from Phil and Teds: Nest is perfect from traveling with a new born or a baby, combining baby bed and a bag for baby gear, all in one! You can use it on the plane, on the beach or during the night. It weights only 2, 5 kg and is very easy to fold and use. See more info on website: www.philandteds.com
PramPack is a fantastic product when traveling with small children. It's a unique wheeled bag designed for the protection of prams during transportation. Can fit and be adapted to almost all types of prams, light to carry and can easily be rolled up when not in use. PramPack is Norwegian and has been designed in cooperation with Scandinavian airline companies, parents and industrial designers. A MUST HAVE for traveling parents!!!
Make the most of the autumn and winter season and book your holiday getaway to one of the top tourist capitals of the world; New York, London, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and Lisbon. Travelling with children should not hold you back: Choose one of Friendly Rentals well-located tourist apartments situated in the heart of these exciting cities to escape from the winter blues. We tried an apartment in Rome and it was like being at home just in a new city, with all the comfort you need and a baby cut available. It was perfect with a 18 months old child. You can even find apartments with a terrasse or a little garden.
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