Our spring break with baby Akash took us on a road trip across Europe. We started at Koln, passed through France, crossed over to Spain, and returned to Germany via Belgium. Our stops were at very interesting cities and towns and we made it a point to skip large cities. Thus, we stop at a small village in Dordogne in France, at the medieval fortified town of Carcassone, stayed with a family at Girona, spent our days at a service apartment in Granada, and used Airbnb at Almeria. Our final stay at Saragoza In Spain was at a hostel and overall, we had a jolly good time. The only time we splurged was at a beachfront property at Dune de Pilat and it was very luxurious. The flat had a beautiful garden that ran to the beach, a stunning open bathroom complete with a clubfoot bath, and a four-poster bed. The season was spring and Europe was awash with flowers. Wildflowers painted the landscape in vivid pinks, yellows, and violets, and a clear blue sky spanned overhead. Most of our days saw bright sunshine and except for one rainy, chilly day in Granada, we were blessed with good weather. The number of kilometers we traveled on was in the thousands, and we ate like gluttons, tasting special dishes at every place during our stay. The landscape we drove over was also pretty dramatic and from snow-capped mountains, giant sand dunes, and flat vineyards, to the Spanish desert, it was stunning. Akash was a pleasure to travel with. For most of the day drives, he stayed awake, happily playing with his mobile in his car seat, and he occasionally babbled and gurgled. Whenever he cried, it was to be fed or to be cleaned. During night drives, he slept without a break, and at every single new place, he adapted like a fish. Not once was he sick or cranky and it seemed as if this special child was born to be a traveler. Presenting a photo essay of our spring break Europe road trip. These photos are guaranteed to make you want to pack your bags and leave.
RESPONSIBLE TRAVELING-BECAUSE I CARE