**Asia night markets with kids tips**
We love a good night market & tonight it was the Thursday night one in Maelam, Koh Samui. They can be full on however, so here are our learnings:
-Arrive early - we always try & get there by 6pm latest, so we can leave around 7.30 when the real crowds start arriving .
-Always look for an ice-cream 🍦or pancake stall 🥞- useful for bribery for later
-Let the kids choose what they want to try & give them money to go and buy it. We find they’re always more engaged & into it if they’re self-directed & have a bit of independence
-Don’t make a big deal if they don’t like something, at least they tried it! And it’s only a couple of bucks in the scheme of things
-Always carry water (in case of emergency hidden chilli) 🌶🌶🌶 & lots of wet wipes
-Hold on tight if it’s busy & have a meeting point in case of separation 🙈
-Finally be realistic - they can be super hot, noisy, smelly & overwhelming for little kids. Pick your day to visit, if it’s already been a busy one then chilling in a nice air-con restaurant may be a better idea 🤔
Have you got a tip to add? We’d love you to share!
St. Tropez ❤️☀️🛥 been checking out all the squillionaires boats today 😬🇫🇷
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The final stop for our Malaysian adventurers is the capital Kuala Lumpur. Looks like they’re making themselves at home in a family room at well-priced Anggun Boutique Hotel, which is parallel to Jalan Alor, the street food road, and has a great little spa #beautifulhotels#iescapetrip#Kualalumpur#Malaysia
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Lotte World Tower and Seokchon Lake. View from Lotte Adventure.
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What a day! 💙 While we don’t permanently have smiles on our faces at all times, we sure did in Mauritius! 🐠
I gave up years ago trying to get the “perfect” photo while on vacation. Obviously, I hope for a good one but my goal is to document our trip. Which means when the kiddo falls in the sand during low tide at Mont St. Michel it quickly becomes a fav photo because we couldn’t stop laughing. Take the pressure off yourself. Every photo doesn’t have to be smiles and looking at the camera. Some of your fav memories may be tied to the more candid photos. #clickitupanotch
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During World War II, many young men from the Cinque Terre fought for the resistance against the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, and the subsequent Nazi German occupation of Italy.
Can you spot the bunker from World War II where the couple is soaking up the sun? We went inside and it's an incredible experience when you know how much history that specific place has. It makes you think about everything that happened there and how people felt at that moment in history.
What do you enjoy most about visiting historic places?
We’ve tried both and in the end it’s the tool that allows you to navigate the environment best and makes you feel confident as a #travelingparent . No matter how many articles you read, trust your gut and bring what makes you and your baby feel most comfortable.
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Let’s talk Birth prep! .
It’s wild to think how fast this pregnancy has flown by. I know they say it happens with each subsequent kid- whoever they is wasn’t kidding! .
It’s been extremely prevalent on my mind how little time I have to keep prepping for the birth I desire- 12ish weeks! Check out the blog shortly for my go to birth prep tools, including my favorite podcasts, apps, documentaries and others! Will be live within the hour!
Did they get it to work? 🤔
You'll have to swipe to find out. 😆
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How im feeling after the disaster travel day we had yesterday. 🤪
We can’t really give out too much as it was our first bad travel day we have had in the whole year. We missed our train by seconds due to bad Shanghai traffic. You are allowed to transfer your tickets to a different train on the same day for free if you miss it. But there was no more available tickets for the trains for that day (so they said but they managed to sell two tickets to the people behind us 🤷🏼♀️) I then had to argue for a refund so I could rebook for the next day. We are finding the language barrier really hard here a lot of the time people are not very helpful even while using google translate. 🚆 .
Then there was the rearranging of accommodation as we had a place booked in Beijing but weren’t going to make it. Luckily @agoda were so helpful and let us amend our booking and reimbursed us for the canceled night. We were so glad to see the back of that day when we finally booked a new hotel.
Did you know a lot of the hotels in China only allow Chinese citizens stay? Which can be annoying when searching for one. .
So we made the most of our extra day in Shanghai and visited the Shanghai Tower, the 2nd tallest building in the world. There was amazing views from the 119th floor and the kids loved playing on the cool interactive floor.
Have you had any bad travel days or experiences? 🌏
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A stroller would have been impossible around the pyramids, so we decided the fastest way to move around is carrying both kids 😄🐫 The reason mommy carries Julius is that her back is slimmer than daddy‘s and it’s more comfortable for Julius sitting in his #onbuhimo . Luisa still fits in the @manduca.mybabycarrier, our favourite babycarrier for our travels as it is easy to put on, has no unnecessary fabric, no ties - only put it on, click and ready.
By the way, Julius is wearing the @keeneurope sandals I mentioned in the story the other day.
The only other equipment is a small backpack full of snacks, water and diapers - that’s all it takes to start an adventure 👍🏻😊
Are you team stroller or babycarrier?