After 2 weeks of driving through The Rocky Mountains and exploring the natural wonders of the National Parks, we finally saw the urban skyline of Vancouver. We had planned 5 nights at the same place. Wow, that sounds like a bit of a rest in such an intensive trip. But does it? Well, resting is not something that we do while traveling – there is too much interesting to see and do. How can we possibly miss it?
After an 8 hour night flight, we landed in Toronto when the sun was already going down. A short, due to the jet lag, night and we hit the road again. To Ottawa. It was 7am. Yes, early, but the little one woke up at 4am, and so did we. Therefore, we set off when it was already time for her first nap. And napping is the best thing to do in a car for a baby.
Why did we do such a crazy thing and didn’t stay in Toronto for a few days to adjust to the time and have some rest after the long flight? Well, we had our reason.
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 never heard of it in Germany. It’s not a very touristy city and is quite underrated by the locals, but every year it’s getting better and more interesting as a tourist destination and the amount of tourists increases. But for us, it is not a touristic destination at all. This city has a special place in our hearts. Continue reading “Have you Heard of Bydgoszcz?”
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.
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.
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”
November can be a wonderful time to catch the summer by its tail without leaving Europe. When it’s cold and rainy and the days are short at home, you can take off the bulky clothes, jump into the ocean and get some tan within a few flight hours reach, at the Canarian Islands. Well, you’ll most likely jump out of the ocean as quickly as in, as the water is not really relaxing but still warmer than in May and definitely not colder than the North Sea during the hottest period.