A family of four's adventures around the world

Europe

Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Note: 10-year-old Anita wrote this 15000-word novel for her Grade 5 Creative Writing project, inspired by her encounters and fantasies in charming white-washed Spanish seaside town Almuñecar, Spain. Leave a comment, share and cheer for her! :~) Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       “Bye, Dad!” I called through the […]

Update

Update

As I write this we are now staying in a three-story house with white walls and a beautiful terrace overlooking both mountains and ocean. Winter in Andalusia is mild. When the sun comes out, it is warm and glorious. When the rain falls, it is […]

Night Train to Krakow, Poland

Night Train to Krakow, Poland

August 20th, 2016 We are not train aficionados. We take trains from time to time simply to move towards, or away from a place. We are more interested in the cleanness of the toilets in a passenger car than the type of the car, not […]

Night Train to Lviv

Night Train to Lviv

August 9th, 2016 We certainly didn’t expect a country so close to Arctic Circle yet so friendly. (Are Russians friendly too?) Ukrainians were so friendly to us. First day in Kyiv with big backpacks in front of an apartment trying to figure out how the […]

Kyiv’s Church

Kyiv’s Church

August 8th, 2016 When it was time to leave Kyiv we really didn’t know why we were leaving. I mean this was a city that was so European yet so rock-bottom priced. The church, for example, was grand. One of the biggest churches, Kyiv Pechersk […]

Another Continent

Another Continent

For those who have not seen our Facebook or Instagram updates: we have arrived in Europe for about 20 days. On August 3rd, 2016, exactly one year after we set off from Vancouver, we took an Air Astana flight from Beijing, via Almaty in Kazakstan […]