road trip Scandinavia and Baltic countries

Scandinavia & Baltic road trip 2019

Katja DEFENDER TRIPS, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, NORWAY, OVERLAND, POLAND, SWEDEN Leave a Comment

One, two, three, let´s go! Adios Germany. Well, at least for a while. A year, two, forever? Who knows. Some of you might have read I´ve quit my job, after a long consideration. Yesterday it was my last day at the office and yes, it felt a bit strange but so good at the same time.

So now what? First, we´ll do some travelling. Yay! Up and down around Europe. Enjyoing the free day today and starting our adventure tomorrow, we are off to Scandinavia!

Once we return to Germany, we will drive back home to SLOVENIA WITH LU, finally home after 6 months yay! It is always good to be back and I really can´t wait that I will not have to count the holidays days this time. We will squeeze in a proper beach holiday in CROATIA as well. Quickly back to Germany for Lu to start his new school year and then back south, all the way to GREECE, through the BALKAN COUNTRIES. Would love to take Lu with us on the whole trip, but the German school system is very strict and it is almost impossible to get even one single day off during the school. But more about the Balkan part of the trip some other time. So, where exactly, how and why are we going up north in the first place?

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Praslin Seychelles what to see and do in 4 days

PRASLIN | Seychelles

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SEYCHELLES Leave a Comment

Praslin, the second island we visited during our Seychelles trip, was much different to La Digue, but nonetheless gorgeous. Here, we found more dreamy beaches, a national park with its famous Coco de Mer palm trees and had more delicious food before we flew off to Mahe.

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La Digue island Seychelles what to see and do

LA DIGUE | Seychelles

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SEYCHELLES Leave a Comment

La Digue, this tiny paradise island in the Indian ocean, is not to be missed going to while visiting the Seychelles. It was our FAVOURITE ISLAND of the three we visited, mostly because of its RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, dreamy sandy BEACHES, no big hotels and the possibility of exploring it either ON FOOT or with a BICYCLE.

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Externsteine Germany Nemcija

EXTERNSTEINE, Germany | weekend trip

Katja GERMANY, SHORT ROAD TRIPS Leave a Comment

These amazing 40 meters high rock formations, halfway between Dortmund and Hanover, close to the smaller cities Bielefeld and Paderborn, are really worth visiting if you are driving in the area. The sight is quite well known amongst the Germans, but it seems like the international tourists have not yet really discovered it. We stopped here on our way back home form the Netherlands in April.

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COPENHAGEN Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | weekend city trip

Katja CITY BREAKS, DENMARK Leave a Comment

Our December 3-days weekend trip to Copenhagen was just one of the best. In this short visit, we have really gotten the impression that we could have easily live here for a year or two. Yes, it is expensive, but yes, it is totally worth the money! We had our share of rain, sun, wind, cold, sweating on the bicycle, delicious smørrebrød, rollercoasters in Tivoli park, mulled wine on the Christmas markets, Lauryn Hill concert, amazing architecture and top restaurants.

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Prerow Germany

PREROW, Germany | 3 days camping holiday at the Baltic coast

Katja GERMANY, SHORT ROAD TRIPS, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS Leave a Comment

Have you ever been to the German Baltic coast? Probably not, right? Well, we´ve been quite a few times and I have to say it is pretty nice even though the sea is much too cold for my spoiled Mediterranean soul. It was the first September weekend and the weather was still looking good so Lu and me packed up the tent and drove off all the way up to the city of Rostock. We spent 3 days on the coast, staying at the beautiful Regenbogen camping site in Prerow.

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Seychelles

SEYCHELLES | La Digue, Praslin & Mahe islands

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SEYCHELLES 6 Comments

After quite a long break from a tropical beach we were finally off to one this April. To Seychelles. This time it was the 3 of us again. In 8 days we visited La Digue and Praslin island and had one full day on Mahe island before we flew back. The warm temperatures and the hot sun were just what we needed after this cold and grey winter. Read more about some practical advice on how we travelled and what we´ve seen in a new post.

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The Netherlands road trip

THE NETHERLANDS | 4 days road trip

Katja DEFENDER TRIPS, THE NETHERLANDS Leave a Comment

For this year´s longer Easter weekend we finally made it over to the Netherlands in the tulip season. We could not have picked a better time, the weather was sunny all the 4 days, with over 25C which is very unusual for this part of Europe. And having just returned from the Seychelles a couple of days before, we were more than happy about this summer feel. As we live close to Hanover, Germany, the way across the border was not all that long which made this a nice short road trip. The first proper road trip with our new LR Defender!

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