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2018 – Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Estonia, Kerala, Goa, Jaipur

Though I’m penning down my journey details after a gap of 6 months (since my European adventure with my little one), it feels like yesterday. We visited a total of 6 countries including Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands and Estonia. It was a beautiful trip with varied experiences.

Historic windmills with distinctive green wooden houses made for the perfect postcard pictures. Being in one of the oldest amusement park has a different impact altogether. We sailed through the waters of Baltic Sea. We cycled our way through Copenhagen and met lovely people in Malmo.

The trip was a blessing as I met my college friends too after a long time. Life has been extremely busy and I hope to be regular in my blogging and fill in all the details of my trips before taking another one.

Apart from Europe, we went to Kerala – the bliss of being in backwaters. It was full of peace and harmony and soul relishing experience. The annual trips to both Jaipur and Goa proved why we go there every year and still find so many new things to do.

Overall, the year 2018 was a wonderful year with trips packed back to back. Hoping the same for 2019.

 

 

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Resort Holiday

The best experience one derives in the form of luxury is at a five or seven star resort. Making use of the savings (as we did not go anywhere in the prior years), my partner and I decided to have a luxurious vacation. That is when we planned for Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village, Goa. Situated in the Bardez area, the location is best for all kind of travelers. You get the chaos of party life once you step out of the resort in the neighboring area of Baga beach. At the same time, you have the advantage of enjoying serenity along with luxury in the resort or in its private beach. We took a whole package along with food for the whole trip since we had planned that we will enjoy the resort fully. The tropical weather added to the lush greenery of the whole property. We took morning and evening strolls on the beach. Our little one spent the days giggling and observing the waves of the sea. The beauty of waves tossing over the sand was unparalleled and so soothing that the idea of the whole holiday made sense. Those tiny happy moments instigated a feeling of greed in me. Greed for more such moments and holidays 😉

Benefit of resort holiday with baby :

  1. Very co-operative and humble staff willing to help you at all times
  2. You get different healthy options for baby food
  3. Safe and Clean
  4. You are able to enjoy the property at least in case the baby is not feeling very happy
  5. Various child-centered amenities like babysitting services, bottle sterilization services , etc
  6. AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHS
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First flight with baby

Excited and nervous while boarding our first flight together, both my baby and me exchanged baffled looks. While adjusting his pram and moving towards the check in queue, a fear of failure crept all over me when i saw the huge rush. As I was contemplating my thoughts whether I had done the right thing to go on a vacation specially since i was still on medicines, a sudden ray of hope dawned upon me making me realize that all is good. It was no angel but a ground staff of the flight which we were about to board telling us to check in through priority counters as we were with an infant. This moment was not only a moment of escape from my husband’s annoyance over our trip but this moment was also the antecedent of many more trips which I was going to embark upon. The flight was convenient. The pram was taken by the staff right before we boarded the plane. There were lot of prior preparations in making sure that we have a sound 3 hours flight. Some pointers are :

  1. Colourful teethers
  2. Cotton for ear (to avoid engine noise)
  3. Make sure to make the baby suck while take of and landing
  4. Sound games
  5. Layers of clothing
  6. Handy disposable sick bags and tissues
  7. Milk and food
  8. The flight we chose was in accordance with the nap time of our baby so he dozed off quickly

Remember the flight or any other experience derived while travelling is meant to be fun both for the parents and the baby. So just have fun (no matter how the situation goes, ultimately you will have a holiday)