Well we decided it was time to go as far away from New Zealand as you possibly can, and have booked nearly 5 weeks of travel throughout two of our favourite places in the world – Italy and France. Most people think we are mad taking a 2 and 4 year old on a 24 hour+ flight, but we truly love these places and have always said that we’ll keep travelling even with kids in tow. So here we go….!

Buongiorno from Rome. We made it safely, the flight was long but the kids were amazing, even the other passengers commented how good they were.

On our way! Ready to depart at Auckland Airport.
On our way! Ready to depart at Auckland Airport.

 

Hong Kong stopover. S was very excited about wearing her pj's at the airport.
Hong Kong stopover. S was very excited about wearing her pj’s at the airport.

 

Noodles at Hong Kong airport
Noodles at Hong Kong airport during our stopover. Another tick on S’ must do list.

We have spent the last 2 days exploring Rome – St Peter’s, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Colesseum. S’ favourite has been throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain and of course trying gelato – so far lemon, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and mango. She’s also way into cheese and prosciutto for breakfast, must be some European in her blood somewhere.

Roman cafe
Roman cafe/deli

 

Born for it
Born for it

 

Roman park
Roman park. So nice to be warm again!

 

On the way to St Peters and the Vatican
On the way to St Peters and the Vatican

 

 

J’s highlights have been chilling out in the backpack taking in the sights, gelato as well ‘chocchoc’ and enjoying the loud police sirens and motor scooters everywhere.

Loving the gelato
Loving the gelato

 

Mum and Dad have enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere, wandering the backstreets, gelato as well, and Nastro Azzuro. Tomorrow we pick up our rental car for the next month, join the crazies on the Autostrada and head south to Puglia.

 

 

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