We spend a lot of time at playgrounds.
LJ loves to be outside, run, climb, hang, play soccer and meet other kids.
Playgrounds let her do it all…for free!
This world is full of cool playgrounds and discovering them has been a really fun part of travelling and exploring cities. So often we use them to take a break, motivate LJ to keep walking and even to give L and me some time to ourselves. It’s also so interesting to see the different approaches that cultures, communities and cities take to play spaces.
Right now, we’re on a train heading across Bulgaria from Varna to Sofia. L and LJ are napping and I’m here.
Writing, reflecting and enjoying the sunshine and views of the mountains.
We’ve been travelling for almost three months. We’ve been to nine countries and had countless adventures. We’ve tried and learned many new things, faced many new challenges and made many new memories.
So far, we don’t hate each other, we’re still healthy and we haven’t lost any luggage...So I’d say we’re doing okay.
Romania brought us some of this trip’s great highs, both literally and figuratively, as well as a bit of a low.
We spent five days in Bucharest and two days on a road trip through Transylvania.
Romania is a fascinating place – a country with an incredible recent history. In the last century, war, earthquakes, communism, revolution and the European Union have made it a place of strength and struggle, beauty and bleakness, growth and grit, contradiction and contrast.
First off, know this…Romania is a very interesting and safe place to visit.