If you have time, take the kids to Gellert Hill and Széchenyi Park but avoid the Budapest Zoo.
Linking the historical events of Budapest with their architectural grandeur.
Our family’s tactics for solving the no children policy in most of the Budapest thermal bath houses.
Sometimes called the Paris of Eastern Europe, Budapest had a feast for the eyes on every street.
Why being topless on the beaches of Spain is good for you.
How to renew your relationships in a family of six? Head to Vinaròs for two months.
The Universe sent us Mila to help us with our Spanish in Vinaròs. We were surprised by how much it improved in two months.
A day trip in Tarragona proved to be educational.
This amazing aquarium created poignant moments for all of us.
End Game had been out in New Zealand for three days so Carmelo committed to stay offline to avoid spoilers.
The image of the kkk is our first though when we see these Spanish Easter costumes, but their meaning is nothing like that.
They said Australians have less culture than a pot of yoghurt. Exploring the topic of culture took me on a journey to realise how dangerous culture can be.
The mysterious Knights Templars and their war against their dragons was history, not myth, in Peñíscola.
Explore the Knights Templar fortress of Peñíscola and the very pretty city of Valencia.
Flora and fauna of Vinaròs
Lots of learning through play in our two months in Vinaròs
Our learnings by the Mediterranean Sea in a town called Vinaròs
The Province of Catalonia has many places to explore including Barcelona and Tarragona.
Art and architecture combine in the city of Barcelona, but my favourite part was the change in vibe.
We loved experiencing ex-pat French life in the city of Vannes, thanks to Pat & Katie.
It surprised us to find a big rugby culture in France. We often lost Pat to a fan who had stoped him to have a chat about the game.
Staying in Vannes with family was a treat. They took care of us, which included hospital visits and we were able to have lots of lazy days at home or roaming to the village.
Guillaume gave us the ultimate gift while we stayed with him and Geeta in Lyon: sharing his family with us.
Guillaume and Geeta are inspirational greenies. If I hadn’t lived with them for those few days I would’nt have known how easy it can be to play our part.
Highlights of the beautiful city of Lyon
Rentable bikes were very popular and police officers would wave as they drove past if they saw Lui pointing at them.
We came here to see a good friend. We didn’t realise we would also be seeing a beautiful city.
Our kids had been looking forward to this part of our family sabbatical the most – seeing their cousins.
Our kids wanted to play in snow so their uncle and aunt went out of their way to make it happen.
We had the opportunity to go to a Fasching parade in a town close to Memmingen which was unlike any parade I’ve ever experienced.