Unfortunately, our beautiful Saturday in Bologna ended not so beautifully: upon returning to our hotel in the evening, Oliver came … Continue reading Grande Enzo and quiet Modena (our family weekend in Emilia-Romagna, pt. 2)
Some of my most treasured memories are the family car trips around Europe that we used to take every year while I was growing up. No destination was too far. We would drive for hours, munching on treats bought in shops and gas stops on motorways and playing silly games, such as the one my sister and I excelled in, “who can put more flips in their mouth”. While we would stuff our faces with flips, choking from laughter, our parents would comment that we are crazy. These trips, our European adventures, were times of bonding and spending quality time together, always filled with great amounts of laughter and fun.
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Two years and three months after his birth, my son has finally had his first experience of flying to a foreign country. I wish it had happened sooner but am still grateful that it happened at all, considering how difficult it was to travel during the last two years. For our first international trip, we chose Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the city of chocolate, waffles, french fries and beer. Unsure what to expect from our first trip as a trio, we dived in without too much preparation and fretting and for that we were rewarded with a wonderful experience in a wonderful city.
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I’ve been dreaming about traveling with my child since the first moment I learned I was pregnant. To show him all the places where my parents used to take me, ones where I spent my childhood, to take weekend breaks to locations close to our home town just for a change of scenery, to visit my favourite European destinations and see them through his eyes,… to discover the world together.
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