Prizren in Kosovo – what a surprise!

What a surprise! Prizren, Kosovo, is a chocolate box town that looks like Switzerland, albeit with a few minarets thrown in. This is a city where ethnic riots broke out as recently as 2004, yet strolling around its beautiful riverside promenade filled with bustling cafes you wouldn’t know. Sitting on a sunny bench in the…

Soline on Mljet Island in Croatia – like on the postcards

Our friendly host Nicola picked us up by car from the ferry port and drove us to beautiful Soline, a 30 people village (we’d call it a hamlet) started by his ancestors. When we opened the car door, smells of rosemary and lavender wafted across, immediately making us feel as at ease.  The evening sun…

Five reasons why I will never visit Dubrovnik again

This was it: the start of our exciting two months Balkan travel adventure for my partner, my five months old and I. We decided to fly into Dubrovnik airport before travelling to Montenegro because the flights are so cheap and Montenegro so close. Dubrovnik in Croatia is a UNESCO world heritage site and famous for…

The Tate Modern – 5 reasons why art can be fun with a baby

I don’t actually like art as I said before, but I continue to be positively surprised. A friend and I went to see the Tate Modern a few weeks ago with our five month  and seven month old babies – her suggestion, not mine. But, I am a convert, and here are the reasons: Sensual experiences:…

Lucerne off the beaten track with baby

A few years ago, my mum moved back to her home town Lucerne. The small Swiss town really does live up to the picture postcard image of mountains, lakes, cows and chocolate. Visiting my Swiss family often, it gives me the chance to see Lucerne as the locals see it, especially as my wonderful mum goes…

My first solo flight with baby to Lucerne: learning points

Wow, so this was it! My first flight alone with baby. The occasion was visiting family Switzerland. My initial blase attitude of ‘no problem, I can do this easily’ started waning when I had to get onto the train to get to the airport. Standing in the pouring rain, a slightly grumpy three month old in a…

Visit the world in London – Melas and other adventures

So, you just had a baby, are pretty exhausted and definitely don’t want to get on a plane? And yet, you miss getting that buzz you get from experiencing other cultures? Do not despair, because there are great ways to experience other cultures even without going on a plane. Last weekend our three and a…

British Museum with Baby

The British Museum is my absolute favourite Museum in London. I love the grandeur and history of showy items like the Rapa Nui Easter Island statue and the depth of history of the small items you best discover in the short free daily tours. Practicalities: if you come via the main entrance, there is an…

London – National Portrait Gallery

The other day I found myself in the pouring rain on Trafalgar Square. With all cafes crowded with tourists, I decided to pop into the National Portrait Gallery  with my baby to get cover. When we got in, baby was hungry so we headed to the second floor in the Tudor Gallery where there are wooden benches…