Today we woke early and packed our things ready to start our 3 day journey home. From Gare Du Nord (the international Eurostar Train Station in Paris) we had a two hour journey to England. We then had a 10 hour wait in England before a 14 hour flight to Singapore. After arriving in… Continue reading Last Day In the UK (sniff, sniff) 😦
Another big drive today from the French Alps to Paris but with European motorways having a speed limit of 130km/hr and being fantastically maintained we were able to cover a great distance in what seemed to us to be a relatively short period of time. We covered over 500km in 6 hours and that was… Continue reading One night in Paris
Our journey from Castagnole Monferrato to our final Airbnb in the French Alps should have been a leisurely drive. However, I conveniently needed to go to the toilet every time I saw a highway service station so I could check whether they sold the two things I have become completely obsessed with. One is the… Continue reading Lescheraines, Rhone-Alpes (France) – Our last Airbnb
The last two days have been about journeying back to Paris so we can board the Eurostar, head back to London then fly home from Heathrow. I have the post holiday blues already and it still isn’t officially over! Castagnole Monferrato was chosen simply because it was not far off the route we were taking… Continue reading Castagnole Monferrato
Heading off on a drive around the EU? Ben from Aus has you covered. Read all his tips and tricks here.
Our castle in Silvi is in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region in central Italy. The morning started with a huge sleep in by everyone. We had no plan for the day and despite me telling Ben to come up with a plan (so that the kids could not hold me responsible… Continue reading Learn from my mistakes – how to visit overseas museums with kids without them claiming they are about to die.
This morning we left Pomezia and while our Airbnb accomodation was nice, we were pleased to be leaving the town - whose run down appearance left a lot to be desired. We only had a 2 hour and 40 minute drive to our castle in Silvi (near Abruzo) and I wanted to make a teeny,… Continue reading Pomezia to our castle in Silvi – with a 2 hour chocolate hunt in between.
Well my recommendation would definitely be - do NOT do Rome in 1 day. You need at least a week, minus children, to explore all that Rome has to offer. Preferably go during a colder period when the place isn’t so overrun with tourists. The kiddies, minus Rohan (who is happy and excited about… Continue reading Rome in a Day
Today we bid a sad farewell to our newfound home in the Tuscan countryside and began to make the 3 hour journey to our next destination, the seaside town of Pomezia. Our Airbnb promised a 400m walk to the beach and a 40 minute train journey in to Rome. We imagined that the seaside town… Continue reading Tuscany to Pomezia
Before I start today’s blog I have 2 very important announcements. Rohan would like me to let you all know that in my previous blog, I used the word “pet” in an incorrect/inappropriate manner (i.e. pet the dog). He said in Australian language we say “pat” the dog and that “pet” is more American. Ben… Continue reading Last day on our Tuscan Farm