Lisbon, a city on seven hills, European San Francisco, a little bit of Rio de Janeiro, she greeted us with multi level clouds in the sky, white waves in the ocean and a marvelous Capo da Roca, the most western point of the continental Europe.
All things come into our possession with an instruction. Even a simple toy. More complex things go with a thick manual. But when a child arrives into our life, most people are equipped with very little information. Most new parents follow their intuition and there is no training, except for some guidance from parents’ preparation class, nurses, doctors and their own parents, relatives and friends.
Unfortunately, not always is it possible to receive a qualified and competent advice in your surrounding. That’s when good books come to rescue.
Having lived in Europe for 4,5 years, we finally decided to visit its heart – the capital city of Brussels.
On our trip from Amsterdam to Singapore we had a 9 hours layover at Heathrow. What to do being stuck at an airport with a very active toddler? Of course, go out to explore the city if you can (just be sure to have enough time to return). If you, for any reason, cannot or don’t want, read on.
Many people are afraid of flying with small children, there are even some doctors advising against it. That is understandable as travelling with a baby or toddler is definitely not easier than without, but it has its charm. Continue reading “How to Survive a Flight with a Small Child”
Lille, France. Our firstborn is 8 months today and we are celebrating it with our first real travel together as a family of 3. Continue reading “First travel with 8 mo baby”
We were super excited about a promising-to-be very interesting part of our 6-weeks travel through Canada, that was a 2-weeks drive through the Rocky mountains.
We had planned it beforehand yet we couldn’t have known that we would land amidst a thick smoke coming from our destination – apparently, we came right in the middle of a wildfire period, having been roaring there for a month already. Wildfires hit the region every year to a certain extend. That summer, due to heatwaves and little to no rain, the wildfires were especially fierce. What were we supposed to do? Cancel the whole mountain trip, with all the booked accommodations and giving up our hopes to see the beauty of the natural wonders The Rocky Mountains contain or take the risk and stick to the plan? We were mostly concerned of our safety, also taking into account the air which was far from clear.