9 countries in 1 year! – My year in travelling

I know, I know, we’re already on day 15 of 2017 and I’m just now coming up with my last year’s travel roundup because, you know, stuff got in the way so I’ll make this quick and mostly visual. 🙂

  1. Stockholm, Sweden / February 24-28, 2016
    Tour of the city in celebration of my wife’s birthday.

    Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark / April 29 – May 1, 2016
    Weekend city trip in celebration of my birthday.

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Zadar & Plitvice, Croatia / May 5-9, 2016
    Exploring Zadar with a day tour to Plitvice Lakes as extension to my birthday celebration.

    Plitvice, Croatia
  4. Bratislava, Slovakia / July 26-29, 2016
    Exploring the city as first leg of Donauwelle.

    Bratislava, Slovakia

  5. Vienna, Austria / July 29 – August 1, 2016
    Exploring the city as second leg of Donauwelle.

    Vienna, Austria
  6. Budapest, Hungary / August 1-4, 2016
    Exploring the city as third leg of Donauwelle.

    Budapest, Hungary
  7. Luxembourg, Luxembourg / August 20, 2016
    Family day tour of the city.

    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  8. Transylvania, Romania / October 19-25, 2016
    Road trip through Transylvania starting in Timisoara, ending in Bucharest.

    Hunedoara, Romania
  9. Mallorca, Spain / December 24-27, 2016
    Road trip on the island of Mallorca in celebration of Christmas.

    Mallorca, Spain

As you can see, it had been a very hedonistic year, one we won’t allow ourselves to have again in a very long time but it was good while it lasted and we will treasure these memories for a lifetime! It was a year that has inspired me to blog, to travel and see the world, and to learn. It has left me curious for more places and sometimes frustrated because there is only so much to see and we can’t always have enough resources to just go, let alone have the time. But I do look forward to our trips we got planned for this year and we’ll just have to make the most out of it. 🙂

So which one of these places do you guys think I liked best? And which ones appeal to you the most?

Family Day Trip to Luxembourg

During one of those late summer weekends, my mum had decided to go on a day tour around Luxembourg. My uncle has been living there for a few years now and usually it’s him driving out to Germany to be with us so we wanted to return the favour. So far he’s made some very youngin’ friends there whom he’s met in church so they had also kept us company all day, just walking around the city. At the same time, we were assigned to babysit for my nephew while his parents are at work, so he came with us on his first trip out of the country. Because of this, we had nursery rhymes playing in the car for two straight hours to try to get him to sleep but I guess he was too excited to be on the road. Kids, amiright?! 🙂

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

In itself, Luxembourg is a small country with a population of less than 600,000. It is bordered by Belgium to the north and west, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Naturally, tourists from these neighbouring countries fill up the city during weekends. What’s great is that public transportation is free of charge on weekends, which helps keep the traffic under control.

I can say this has been one of our more relaxed travels for we just let ourselves be guided by our kind companions. As for photos, it had been hard to take any while taking care of the little rascal at the same time.

But look how happy he is, though ❤

Schueberfouer Fun Fair

We were in luck that we had this chance to take the little one on his first Ferris Wheel ride. She showed absolutely no sign of fear going up, he was even looking out the window while we were on top. All in all, it has been a tiring day but we’re glad we got to do this before he grows up to be the kid who is annoyed by his aunts who can’t get enough of him. 🙂