One Day Getaway to Dortmund Christmas Market

For busy people, one-day getaways can be a nice option if there's no time for thorough planning and travelling itself. This year we had neither time nor energy for planning Christmas holidays away. But our feet got too itchy after a long period of no travelling, and we decided to undertake a short unplanned trip …

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Dutch Winter Holidays and Us

Wintertime, rich with holidays, is a busy and hectic period for many. But for expats, especially those with children, it can also be confusing, if they come from a country with different traditions: in addition to the dilemma what to buy for presents and where to celebrate, there's another one - what to celebrate and when, how to accommodate all those holidays from both worlds, how to explain to the little children all these differences and at what age to start. Do you have answers to those questions? Comment and share your experience.

Have you Heard of Bydgoszcz?

If you haven’t lived in Poland nor learned its geography, I bet the answer for the most people will be no. Once, in Bydgoszcz airport, I had a chance to talk to a German lady, and I asked her how they name this city in German. Her reply was, she didn’t know as she had …

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Porto with Toddler

Porto is famous for its exclusive port wine and the bookshop Livraria Lello, which inspired J.K. Rowling for Harry Potter while she was living there between 1991 and 1993. Being a family with an active and still breastfeeding toddler, we had a different route to explore though and skipped Livraria and the tempting taverns offering …

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Up and Down Lisbon with Toddler

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. We were lucky to find an Airbnb with a magnificent …

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2 Days in Brussels with Toddler

Having lived in Europe for 4,5 years, we finally decided to visit its heart - the capital city of Brussels. We had been not very eager to go there, having heard of the high crime rate and other scary news. But after visiting Gent and Brugge, which left a positive impression, we decided to give …

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Whole Day at Airport with Toddler

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 …

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