After two nights on the Istrian coast, I felt a strong urge to leave the place behind us, and continue our journey south. I found out yesterday – somewhat by surprise – that we were about fifteen minutes away from the car ferry terminal to the island of Cres. I know little of Cres, butContinue reading “Very cool birds”
Monthly Archives: March 2022
Our program for today consisted of mostly ‘finding our bearings’. We know where we are, don’t worry… But going on camper trips in a small van with two adults, a toddler, and a baby always takes some smoothening time. We basically have to reinvent our methods of parenting, with the major differences being that ourContinue reading “Reestablish connections”
After a morning stroll through Bled, Slovenia, and having the mandatory cappuccino at a lakeside restaurant, we packed up and left Slovenia behind for our road to the southern neighbors in Croatia. After an hour or so of highway, the road continued on a smaller road that snaked through villages and hilly landscapes. Fucking beautiful.Continue reading “22!?”
Not bad for a first night!
For the past two days we’ve been prepping our van for the upcoming trip south, during which we will put my second month of parental leave to good use. After a long winter in which we had disconnected several of our van’s features including the water reservoirs and water pump, we had to do someContinue reading “Not bad for a first night!”
I wrote in yesterday’s post how parenting made my perfectionism very palpable. I described several situations where certain playful activities with my son elicited an almost visceral response to my perfectionist soul – regardless how much I enjoy the activities themselves. I think the concept was easy to follow, but I had nothing to illustrateContinue reading “About yesterday…”
Curb the perfectionism
I never saw myself as a perfectionist. I always thought I was perfectly fine with mediocre, but if there’s one thing that almost three years of parenthood has taught me, it’s that I am a perfectionist. And not just that. I’m hardcore perfectionist. And the feeling seems to only become stronger – or present withContinue reading “Curb the perfectionism”
A solid nine
After one and a half week away from home and sleeping in Airbnb’s and hotels, I finally arrived back home. I love traveling, I love seeing new places, but I also love sleeping in my own bed. Perhaps that’s why I love my campervan so much. At least I bring my own bed with meContinue reading “A solid nine”
No story today. Just two pictures of lake Lipno from the observation tower in Horní Plana. It was a long and exhausting day. These two pictures are all I can bring up this evening.
The chapel in the woods
We’re maximizing our sun exposure and activity levels these past few days in the Czech republic. We’re staying near a town called Stozec, which is located in a municipal of the same name. The municipal has 220 people, divided over three tiny towns. Stozec has a small grocery store, two restaurants, a post office, andContinue reading “The chapel in the woods”
Dead forests, ghost towns, and sex clubs
I wish I could say that our weekend in the Czech republic started off quietly and rested, but unfortunately only the opposite is true. During yesterday’s dinner, my son said he was tired and wanted to sleep. I didn’t finish my meal, and brought him to bed. Instead of the usual smooth process, I spentContinue reading “Dead forests, ghost towns, and sex clubs”