Fairy Tales of Sand

Sand Sculpture

There is a yearly sand sculpture festival in Burgas (Bulgaria) that we've been visiting every time we come. Three years ago this is where my daughter went missing. She was 2 years old at the time and she was gone for good 10-15 minutes. The only reason I didn't call the police was that I was still … [Read more...]

Travelling with kids: twists and turns


A couple of weeks ago, after a lot of deliberation, I finally decided to fly to Bulgaria to visit my parents. The trip went pretty well - not the best time of my life by far, but manageable. Then we had a couple of amazing days with my family. Until on day three, my 7-year-old got a fever. At … [Read more...]

The other Ukraine


If you see Ukraine mentioned in the news these days, you''ll also see images of war and destruction. I have different photos to share, from before the conflict. They're all from Kiev... there's no fighting in Kiev at the moment, so on the surface it probably still looks the same. But last year we … [Read more...]

Scared of toilets and other travel stories

View from above

Welcome to the July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Vacation This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared their family-travel tips, challenges, and delights. Please read … [Read more...]