Vanuatu Espiritu Santo

VANUATU | Espiritu Santo island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, VANUATU Leave a Comment

After almost 2 months of travelling from busy SINGAPORE, over paradise COOK ISLANDS, hopping the wonderful YASAWA islands on FIJI and exploring volcanos and ancient tribes on TANNA in Vanuatu, we were facing THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS of our trip. And for that we chose this amazing island in Vanuatu. Which quite unexpectedly turned out to be one of the HIGHLIGHTS of our trip.

Read More

YAKEL KASTOM VILLAGE OVERNIGHT STAY

VANUATU | Yakel Kastom village overnight stay, Tanna island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU Leave a Comment

After landing in Port Vila and spending a couple of days on EFATE ISLAND, we flew to TANNA. This smaller VANUATU island is known for its untouched NATURE and TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE of the local population. Many of the island´s residents live in so-called KASTOM VILLAGES where a more modern way of life is intentionally restricted. We booked our accommodation for the first 2 nights in advance and decided to see later what we want to do after.

Read More

VANUATU | Mt. Yasur volcano

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, HIKING, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU 2 Comments

The ACTIVE VOLCANO Mt. YASUR on TANNA island was one of the main reasons why we eve considered visiting VANUATU. It is one of the most EASILY ACCESSIBLE active volcanoes in the world. And wouldn´t that be great if I could have this experience watching hot lava exploding from craters with Lu next to me? I was convinced. We had to go there during our longer South Pacific trip. And now that we did it, I can only say this really was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of the whole trip.

Read More

FIJI | KUATA ISLAND, Yasawa islands

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, FIJI, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS Leave a Comment

Fiji was the THIRD COUNTRY on our almost 2 months long trip around SOUTH PACIFIC. One mom and one 6 year old. After visiting friends and family in SINGAPORE and RAROTONGA, Cook islands, we were truly on our own in Fiji. After a couple of days in busy NADI, we sailed over to the YASAWA ISLANDS and chose KUATA island as our last stop, after Drawaqa and Matacawalevu islands.

Read More

Fiji Yasawa islands Matacawalevu

FIJI | MATACAWALEVU, Yasawa islands

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, FIJI, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS Leave a Comment

Fiji was the THIRD COUNTRY on our almost 2 months long trip around SOUTH PACIFIC. One mom and one 6 year old. After visiting friends and family in SINGAPORE and RAROTONGA, Cook islands, we were truly on our own in Fiji. After a couple of days in busy NADI, we sailed over to the YASAWA ISLANDS and chose DRAWAQA island as our first stop. The big YASAWA FLYER boat brought us to MATACAWALEVU afterwards.

Read More

Fiji Yasawa islands Drawaqa island

FIJI | DRAWAQA, Yasawa islands

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, FIJI, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 6 Comments

Fiji was the THIRD COUNTRY on our almost 2 months long trip around SOUTH PACIFIC. One mom and one 6 year old. After visiting friends and family in SINGAPORE and RAROTONGA, Cook islands, we were truly on our own in Fiji. After a couple of days in busy NADI, we sailed over to the YASAWA ISLANDS and chose DRAWAQA island as our first stop. We had about 2 WEEKS to explore and we decided to visit 3 ISLANDS before it was time to move on to VANUATU.

Read More

15 free things to see and do in Singapore

15 FREE THINGS TO DO IN SINGAPORE

Katja SINGAPORE Leave a Comment

After my 4th visit to Singapore last year I think I can say I do know the city a little bit. Despite having a reputation of being ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES in the world there are still lots of things to do and places to visit if you are traveling LOW BUDGET. For me, it is a great city worth visiting even if you are not up to spending a fortune. In this post I put together a list of activities, attractions and places in the city that are ABSOLUTELY FREE.

Read More

MALTA | 5 days holidays

Katja MALTA 10 Comments

As much as I love going away with Lu, sometimes it just feels good to go somewhere by myself. Okay okay I didn´t go all by myself. I went with the other most important male in my life right now. So Lu stayed at school and I burned all my remaining holiday days from 2018. Yup, there is always a first and so I had quite a couple of those days left. Why Malta? It is south enough to be much warmer than Germany and it seemed like a unique place due to its cultural mix & Arabic influence. And also, because I was never there before. It is always more exciting to go somewhere we´ve never been to before, don´t you think?

Read More

COMINO ISLAND, Malta | day trip from Cirkewwa

Katja MALTA 2 Comments

During our recent stay in MALTA, we decided to spend one day visiting the tiny COMINO ISLAND, named after the CUMIN SEED that once flourished here. Situated BETWEEN MALTA AND GOZO, the island has only 3 PERMANENT RESIDENTS, so you can imagine how peaceful it is. Well, at It is also a nature reserve with ideal EASY HIKING TRAILS that take you all around the island.

Read More

SOUTH PACIFIC 2018 | Singapore, Cook islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Auckland

Katja COOK ISLANDS, FAMILY TRAVELS, FIJI, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, VANUATU Leave a Comment

It has been almost a year since LU AND ME flew off to our LONGER SOUTH PACIFIC TRIP, but we can still feel the powerful sun, smell the salty sea, taste the sweet coconuts and hear the waves if we close our eyes. Taking UNPAID LEAVE at my work for 3 months turned out to be a great idea. After almost a month visiting family and friends, skiing and celebrating birthdays back home in SLOVENIA we were more than ready for some fun in the sun, with 14 FLIGHTS and almost 2 MONTHS time. We decided to spend our yet another MOM & SON ADVENTURE between Singapore, Auckland, Cook islands, Fiji and Vanuatu. Here is our travel story.

Read More