So with little sis doing an internship in South Africa and my objective of at least one new place each year, the decision was made quickly: we were going to do a sister trip to Cape Town. We found bargain tickets and booked for a week. My other sister and I even managed to get on the same flight for the second leg, after flying in from Spain and Belgium respectively we would both arrive in Ethiopia for the last part of the flight. Before leaving I got a bit of cold feet, how on earth would I survive a week with my little guy? But hey, mama deserves a break sometimes right?
Both of us love traveling and we have both traveled quite a bit already. From living in many different countries before settling in Spain to discovering new places on trips each year, no matter how strong our love our travel rhythm has slowed down quite a bit since we became parents. We are traveling a lot to the Netherlands so we have had our fair share of flights with a young child and both of us are still traveling a bit through work (C gets to travel A LOT for field hockey, I have an occasional trip for work) or for fun, we make sure to visit at least one new place each year. I have South Africa coming up in a month with my sisters, so excited!
This post has been sponsored by The Baby Cubby but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since the bichin was born we have been travelling A LOT with him. Not because both of us are travel addicts and we continued our travel pace with a baby but out of necessity because my dad back home got very sick. Our first trip with the little guy was a road trip to Italy when he was 6 weeks old for my best friend´s wedding but at that same wedding we got the news about my dad and soon after that a year of constant travelling started. So yes, you could kind of say we are experts in traveling with a baby.
There you are, after a year of hard work and the chaos that this motherhood gig brings, finally the holidays are there. Two weeks of relaxing, beaches, nice food, reading and sunbathing. Call me naïve, but that is still somewhat how I started this trip. Yes, obviously I knew it would be different this time going on holidays with a kid (less relaxing probably) but still, I did not really count on a working holiday.
So I have to say that I am writing this in somewhat of a zombie state after a very intense night of travelling. (Therefore, apologies in advance for any typos or incoherent writing, I am soooo tired!) Yesterday night we flew back at night from the Netherlands to Spain and since our car was still in Valencia we also had a 3hour drive after the flight. So double challenge, the flight was not only way past his bedtime but after surviving that one and arriving around midnight we still had a fun little road trip to go.