More planes and long travel days!

Our flight was at 2.45pm in the afternoon to Munich, we figured we had some time for a final walk along the Riva, coffee and gelato. Of course by the time we actually finished all that we were cutting it pretty close for checking into our flight on time. We arrived at the airport by…

Mooching around Munich

This won’t be a very exciting post. We had 2 nights in Munich to drop off our rental car and pick up our friends Andy and Steph for our next leg to Split, Croatia. At this stage in the trip 6 weeks into our 9 week journey we were pretty tired. A little bit of…

Meandering back to Munich

We were on the road again. It seems as though we’re moving every few days at the moment. Today we were headed to a little town called Hohenweiler in Austria on our way back to Munich. I’ll be honest the car legs of this journey are always a trial for us. I’m sure Evie hates…

Brilliant Bern

After a pretty decent sleep we set off for the centre of Bern. Our hosts had kindly left us free transport tickets into the central city. Thea in particular loves taking trams and we were lucky enough to have a stop about 50 metres from the door of our apartment. Within about 10 minutes we…

Sojourn in Switzerland

After our failed attempts at getting Evie to sleep in the car over the past few weeks, we decided that we should just plan rest stops. It was less stressful for us to get her to sleep in the front pack and let Thea stretch her legs too! We set off nice and early from…

Carneval in Cluses

The start of Carneval here in France was upon us. It is traditionally the beginning of the Easter season and many European cities celebrate this with a Mardi Gras style parade. We’d seen a sign for a parade on Sunday afternoon in Cluses, the next biggest city from Morillon about 20 minutes drive away. We…

Our malaise in Morillon

I won’t bore you with details of our car ride. As usual it was a mix of gorgeous views, grumpy babies and very expensive tolls. We had to pay 46 euro (about 70nzd) to travel a princely 11kms through the Mount Blanc tunnel. It apparently saved us an hour of driving but it is by…

Beautiful Brusson

It had been a full on week. Travelling and being out and about all day had taken its toll. A month into our trip we were pretty much exhausted. Of course so were the girls, but even they still had more energy than us. Thea was essentially bouncing off the walls of our small apartment….

Tiny quarters and big ski progress in Cervinia

Despite leaving with plenty of time to spare after Evie’s first nap at 10am for a 2.5 hour drive to Cervinia, another crazy travel day of no sleep and stress ensued. One bright note was stopping in a very small Italian village where Craig and Thea were treated to a horse and cart ride around…

Milano duomo and castello

After a very laid back time in Riva del Garda, we hit the ground running in Milan. Our apartment was a 15 minute walk from the regional train station where we caught a train into the Milano Cardona station where we could transfer to the metro lines. The first morning we were there, we decided…