Archive of ‘Travel’ category

{St Andrews} An Aquarium & some Meerkats

Last week, I took the boys to visit a very good friend of ours in Dundee for two nights. The weather was gorgeous when we arrived, and we hit the beach straight away, but the next day it was chucking it down with rain. As we’ve visited Dundee several times before and wanted to do […] Read more…

Travelling on the ICE with Kids

In my travel guide to Wuppertal from the other week, I mentioned that we always took the ICE high speed train from Berlin to Wuppertal, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about travelling with the ICE in Germany. ICE is short for Intercity-Express, and is a system of high-speed trains running […] Read more…

Wuppertal with Kids

This has been a bit of a crazy week, with a sick kiddo amongst other things, so my usual blogging schedule is in a bit of disarray. So, instead of a Friday Five round up, I’ve got a very special travel guide for you today. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen […] Read more…

Travel with Kids – 48 hours in Copenhagen

This year, we’ve been trying to make Advent an extra special time. So on the first Advent weekend, we baked cookies and mulled some cider. On the second Advent weekend, we went on a steam train ride. And this past weekend – the third of Advent – we spent the weekend in Copenhagen! It’s a great city to […] Read more…

Gothenburg With Kids – Our Top Tips!

A while ago, we considered moving to Scandinavia. We looked at different locations, including Gothenburg. In the end, our plans came to nothing – but the desire to visit Gothenburg remained. I’d never visited any major cities in Sweden, and for some reason Gothenburg was always a bigger draw for me than Stockholm. So when […] Read more…

Travel: Tivoli Gardens

10 January 2014 As promised, here is the follow up post from yesterday. Tivoli Gardens – known simply as Tivoli – is a famous amusement park in Copenhagen. It opened in 1843 and is the world’s second oldest operating amusement park. The oldest, incidentally, is also located in Denmark, not far from Copenhagen. You can […] Read more…

Travel: Wonderful Copenhagen

9 January 2014 As you may know, we spent our Christmas holidays in Copenhagen. Save for a couple of hours on route to Japan several years ago, I had never visited Copenhagen before. It is a truly stunning city, very easy to fall in love with. You can see why they call it ‘Wonderful Copenhagen’. […] Read more…

{Berlin} “Plansche” Water Playground

As you’ve heard me mention now a couple of times, it gets really REALLY hot here in Berlin in summer. When I was at high school in Germany, summers basically consisted of deciding whether to go to the ice cream parlour or the open air swimming pool after school (well, I may be romanticising that […] Read more…

Berlin from Above

Ever since we moved to Berlin, we’ve been watching the “Weltballon” – one of the world’s largest tethered balloons, go up and down a couple of blocks from our house. It runs according to the weather, and a ride takes about 15 mins in total. At 19 Euro per person, that’s more than 1 Euro […] Read more…

Berlin by Boat

One thing we’ve been wanting to do for ages, is take a boat ride down the Spree and see Berlin from a different view point. And after spending most of summer watching from bridges as boats glide past us below, the boy’s wish finally came true. There are loads of different options, but we opted […] Read more…

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