Travel-Stained Monthly Recap: July 2016
So many things to write about, and no time to write about them. Isn’t that always the way when you’re on the road? Add in a busy, crawling everywhere, hands in everything 10 month old, and keeping up with your blog feels darn near impossible.
I’m counting my blessings though, because Naia has been an absolute dream on this 3 month journey of ours. Despite constantly changing countries, environments, new people, and even different beds, she’s handling it all like a jaded travel veteran.
We started out July on the Freccia Bianca – one of Italy’s 300 km/hour fast trains – traveling from La Spezia to Rome. After 4 short days in the Eternal City, we hopped on a plane bound for Albania, where we met grandpa for the first time, and spent a week relaxing by the sea in Durres, eating more food than one should probably eat. What can I say? It’s hard to resist 50 cent cappuccinos, $4 pizzas and 10$ veal steaks.
After finding out that the island of Lefkada was but a 6-7 hour drive from Tirana, we rented a car and took a totally spontaneous and unplanned trip to Greece. We drove all over the island and lounged around on some of the world’s most incredible beaches, before heading back to Albania to reconnect with friends and family and attend the wedding of 2 very close friends. Friends that we’d set up in Thailand at the end of our RTW in early 2013. Hooray for successful matchmaking! 😀
Three short days on the Albanian Riviera, in Dhermi, with the newly married couple and friends from all over the world, and our time in the country was up.
In July, we finished posting photos from our time in the Alsace region of France, and moved onto pics from the gastronomic city of Lyon, before moving onto super-photogenic Cinque Terre. Or rather, the 2 villages we passed through enroute to the 5 towns that actually make up the Cinque Terre.
I’ll have lots more pics from the actual Cinque Terre villages – Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Corneglia, Vernazza and Manarola – coming up soon.
The top 3 pics from last month were:
And the most popular (ahem only) video was too cute not to share (yeah, I might be slightly biased). Despite her first shocking introduction to lemons in Durres, a full grown love affair has bloomed between Naia and the sour fruit. How she sucks the juice completely out of those things I’ll never understand.
COMING UP IN AUGUST
At this moment, our little family is camped out at a friend’s house near Lake Bracciano, on the outskirts of Rome. After a hectic month of traveling, we’re taking a few days to visit with dearly missed friends, eat some home cooked food, and be wonderfully still.
That doesn’t mean we’re done traveling though. There’s 5 weeks left before our European summer is over, and you just never know where we’ll end up!
How successful are you at blogging while on the road? Do you manage to post while traveling? or do you write once you return home?