So with much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the backseats, we've packed up the vans and headed northwards through Croatia and into Slovenia. We've yet again loved the opportunities that Croatia presents to families, and would return in a heartbeat given half the chance! But we're equally pleased to be able to show the girl's grandparents one of Europe's most iconic sights - Lake Bled. This small lake (only 2km x 1.4km) is heated due to it's nearby thermal springs... so swimming is an option for active families. There's also the iconic island and a medieval castle clinging to the cliffs with the backdrop of the Julian Alps to enjoy too!
It's been an eye opening view into another side of European culture for our girls. Full of new adventures with plenty of new friends met along the way. It's been full of 'wide eyed' stares at the poverty witnessed in Poland or Hungary, yet these are often the places with the warmest of local people... We've seen the impressive canals of Venice, climbed the steep cliffs of Split and been staggered by the beauty in Budapest, Vienna or Prague.
Ok, so perhaps not our biggest amount in a day... but hey, three's not bad is it?? We reckon we've only beaten that once - on the first day of our Leg 3 down to the Adriatic.
Today's trip started in Hungary this morning at Tranquil Pines....and then onto the truly stunning Lake Balaton... if you've never been, it really is one of those idyllic lakeside locations... plenty of campsites and a lake that's permanently warm in the summer and only 3m deep! The ideal place to grab a watersports adventure with kids
Good news to start the New Year... As our newest Slovenia Article gets published in this month's MMM Magazine
So with Christmas festivities fading slowly into a haze of wrapping paper and half eaten mince pies.... we've left both excited girls scrabbling around over their new pressies to takea peek into our inbox... to find the good news that our most recent travel article has been published in January's edition.... In all honesty, we can't recommend Slovenia enough....
With a full 4hrs from Karlstad to Stockholm, there was time to discuss our adventures so far.... with over 25 European Countries now visited in the past 8 months.... we're starting to get a feel for which countries really welcome family travel, and perhaps those that are seeking other audiences.... With summer fast approaching, we hope this might appeal to families considering last minutes dashes for some summer sun and family fun!
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