07 January 2017

Discovering Italy: Venice

In November we visited the neighbour country Italy. Our little adventure led us from Padova, Venice, Verona and Vicenza, for picturesque Italian cities, full of art, culture and great architecture.

It is always tricky to visit the city with kids. Mainly because for sure they don't like the same things that the parents do and they get bored and annoyed quickly.

So I was reluctant to visit Venice as we planed to stay there for the whole day. But Venice proved me wrong.

The city of numerous canals and bridges offers an ideal family trip for all tastes. We got to enjoy the day in wandering the streets and squares and the boys had lots of fun "climbing" the bridges and their fences, looking at water traffic in the canals (those were the favorite and patience tasters for us - how many passing boats can a person look at) and water-buses, water-ambulances, water-taxis, boats,as in water-cars and other water vehicles were an absolute hit. The boys found it surprising that every kind of vehicle that we can find on streets in Venice flow on water.

03 January 2017

One day trip: Mountain Kofce

I can't believe we are in 2017 already. It feels like the 2016 has only just begun.

It was nice to have few days off. The boys had school holidays so we had a lot of time to spend together and to do things together.

We said good bye to last year by skying and we welcomed a new one by hiking.

Being quite tired of all the holiday feasts it was nice to spend a day in the very peaceful place to sink in the sun.