The Amazoonico is a project initiated by a swiss woman and her ecuadorian husband who built the zoo as an animal rescue center to safe animals who got treated badly from their owner, were smuggled or somehow found their ways to the amazoonico. The government works directly together with the amazoonico. Have a look if the AmaZOOnico with children is a worth a trip. Continue Reading →
In december 2014 we spent 5 days in Quito, Ecuador, before we flew to the Galapagos islands. It was my first time in Ecuador, so I had to make some pictures of the totally different lifestyle. These are the best pictures of Quito Ecuador.
Many people spend their time on public squares. Some sleep, others read while many enjoy their time. No one seems to be too busy for a chat.
If in the morning or at night women sell food and other things on the street. Often they take their babies with them. They sleep on their back, wrapped in a piece of fabric.
I have no clue what they did, but they had a great time to dress up.
On every corner one can find shoeshine boys who are eager to brush the dust off. The difference between someone writing emails on his blackberry and the shoeshine boy who uses the same material like 100 years ago is amazing.
If you hear loud music and people singing you can be sure there’s a Chiva coming around the corner. It’s a famous tourist attraction to ride on a Chiva, drink and dance.
We recently had a 20 hour long haul flight with toddler and recognized that it was quite relaxing. Months ago it was stressful to fly with the kids. They were moaning, unbalanced and asked all 30min how long it still takes. As we visited more than 21 countries on 4 different continents with them already we learned a lot about how to organize a long haul flight with toddler. There are some mistakes you shouldn’t make and several items one has to take with them to distract and entertain your toddler.
Our daughters are 3 and 5 years old now. Since they were only some weeks old we travelled together through Europe, to Mauritius, South Africa, Thailand or New Zealand. It was an enjoyable time and we learned a lot about different cultures, our own limitations and the new horizon travelling creates. Some families homeschool their kids, others nonschool them. We took these options into consideration, but decided to spend the following years in one city in Europe. For sure, we’ll travel as often as possible, but only during school holidays. I read a study about the feeling of “home”. It made clear that it’s impossible to create that feeling above the age of 7. It’s important for me, that my child has long lasting friendships and not only with children she got to know for some weeks. I want her to be able to have that cosy feeling that provides a safe and constant surrounding. The clock is ticking. In only 10 months she’ll start school. For travel addicts this means: let’s travel as long as possible and combine many beautiful destinations. Let me tell you about our family round the world trip starting in only 3 weeks.