A quarter of a year, three months, eights countries, and twenty-one temporary homes. Time for an update.
You guys hear from me often enough. Linds promises to do her own blog post again soon (she’s doing great). We know you’re wondering how the boys are doing. Well, here you go. Unedited, unscripted. Their words.
I like travelling becuze we get to try new foods.
And I also like going on preety much the other side of the wrould finding new expereinsis that we have never done before.we are learning more every day.we are finding things that we can learn and reachsearch.like I am learning ballgairein right now.I can’t deside what my fairote part of this trip was.so I would say that all of the parts were the best.I also loved the tours here.
I am very happy with the way we’re traveling in Europe. We usually travel to a country close by, like from Czech Republic to Poland, instead of going to Japan from Czech Republic. It’s pretty fun to see changes in language like from Spanish letters to Bulgarian letters.
I’m 3 months in and I already feel like an expert traveler . I can say that I went to Iceland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria and it’s pretty rare for someone to be able to say that.
I loved Iceland mostly because of the climbing but I do like all the geysers and waterfalls too. When we went to Iceland’s national park it was like a dream in reality, we got to climb 2 or 3 metre high cliffs and some really big rocks, we even got to jump over craters.
Another of my favourite places is Czech Republic I liked both Prague and Brno so don’t insult me that I didn’t choose one. Anyway I liked Prague because of a big square we would go to on the subway. It had almost everything! It had the world’s finest toy store, it had traditional dessert stands and it even had a few museums.
There’s so many good things about Brno that I won’t be able to say them all, but I’ll tell you about the birthday surprises which were a lot of fun. When we went caving in Punkva for Eli’s birthday we got to see stalactites and stalagmites, some were about a centimetre from touching each other. For Daddy’s birthday we went to Riverva water park where we slid down huge and twisty slides and then we ended up in deep water.
Lastly Gandia,Spain was awesome because all sorts of fun things were close by, there’s a beach, playgrounds, an arcade, you name it! We usually went to a park shaped like a pirate ship which was a lot of fun and sometimes we went to the beach and tried diving or jumping into the big waves. The owners of the apartment we stayed in went out for dinner with us twice and we got to try some traditional Spanish foods.
That’s one way I explain how I love traveling.
We have been traveling for three months! Woo Hoo! These are Paragraphs about my favorite Places and favorite parts on our travels so far. I hope you enjoy.
My Favorite Places:
So far my favorite places are Dublin and Iceland. I really enjoyed Iceland because I was new to this traveling thing. In iceland I really enjoyed the secret lagoon, the geysirs, gullfoss falls and the landscape in general. Also our AirBNBs were really nice. I really, really liked Dublin as well. One of the reasons I really liked Dublin is because of the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus that we road every day to get to different places. I also learned a lot about Ireland’s history on it. Another highlight about Dublin was our hostel it was really nice their because we got to see a whole bunch of other travelers their which I thought was really cool! In our hostel we also got a free breakfast every morning which was pretty great. Those are my favorite places so far and I hope I will have more in the next three months or so.
My Favorite Part:
My favorite part of our travels so far is our sailing week in Mallorca. I loved it so much. I’ve never even been on a sailboat before that week. When I first got inside it was surprisingly big. I shared a cabin (room) with my older brother Owen. We went swimming with the fish pretty much every day which I thought was truly amazing. One day our captain, Johnathan wanted to show us what big waves were like so he took us into two metre high swells which was very fun and exiting. It didn’t seem to faze Eli though, he just sat in his cabin reading on his Kobo which I thought was pretty impressive. On the sailboat we ate very good meals like spaghetti, a tuna rice vegetable thing and lots of cheese, crackers and salami, yum! The sailboat week was so awesome that it made me want to get one!
I can’t believe it. We’ve been traveling for three months. You would think now I’ve gone to enough places to say which is my favourite. Right? Kind of, I have two, Valencia and Sofia.
Valencia, Spain. Valencia was great, there was so much to do but we had so little time. We were able to go to Gullivers Park, which was the biggest park I have ever gone to. It is a huge Gulliver from the story “Gulliver’s travels” turned into a park, where you can slide down his coat and climb up his hands. We were also able to go to their science centre as a late birthday present for me. That was great too.
Sofia, Bulgaria. Oddly enough I’m typing this in Sofia right now, sitting at a desk in the most quirky (at least for a Canadian) bedroom ever. There is so much unnoticed history here that makes me so happy that we did two walking tours, they are the two best tours I’ve ever been on. It is also a nice place in general. The food is great, which is a big plus one if you’re talking to me. I especially like the chicken with sauce and vegetable risotto.
I think both of these cities are places that we have to come back to a one point for sure.
I love reading what the kids have to say about this full time travel thing – not just their thoughts but how they express them. Funny that the things that are most memorable for them are often things I barely notice. I wonder how they will remember these three months in a year or ten from now.