Saturday, 30 July 2016

A Visit To Dachau Memorial, munich

Due to the recent terrorism threats, I will admit that it scared me a bit to be going in to Munich, especially after the attack and the Olympic shopping centre, but the room was booked and we were staying on the outskirts of the town and we were not going anywhere near the town for shopping. And if terroroism starts to put you off going to beautiful places like this, then you wouldn't leave your house, would you?

So we had booked into Motel 1, It was the cheapest i could find, that looked nice. It was out of the city but literally a 3 minute walk form the metro line. It was a lovely hotel, for the budget and we were welcomed with open arms.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A Stay In Tent Village, Interlaken.

When we had decided to add Switzerland to our European trip, we didn't really know what was the best place to visit in the summer so we just looked on a map of mountains and chose Interlaken. It was only two hours away from Basel airport and the accommodation on looked a good price for Switzerland. I booked Tent Village before telling my friend because camping isn't for everyone. But staying in Tent Village is actually a step up from camping because you get a bed!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Three More Sleeps Until We Go To Europe - EEK!

So here we are 3 more sleeps until we embark on our massive trip of Europe. 10 countries in 23 days, can we do it?

The bags have been packed and repacked. Can you imagine having to squeeze everything from your life into a backpack? Okay I cheated, I have a backpack on wheels but I will still end up carrying it some on the time. I have stuffed it full of food just in case we die of starvation and my first aid box is better than the first aid kit that a paramedic carries. Every day I seem to think of new things that I must take on holiday and then I make a swift visit to poundland. Really I am looking at all of my possessions and thinking ‘Do I really need my curling tongs?’ But then I think about how much better you feel with nice hair, so the tongs are an essential travel item. I am even taking less clothes to make room for the tongs.

When we first planned the trip, we had decided that we were not going to tell anyone where we are going, we wanted to be free spirits and come and go as we wanted but sadly due to recent terrorist attacks, we feel that it is something we can’t do anymore and both kimmy and my friends daughter have our itinery to follow us and contact us if they need it. We have also been told to check in to all the places we visit so that everyone can keep an eye o9n what we are up to.

I am excited and so is Tilly, I think she is grasping the whole backpacking idea and she has been practicing with her back pack, I filled it to the brim with all of her belonging and she walked to town and back a few times. My suit case was weighed on my scales and it is a massive 17 KGs! I guess all that food and drink that I have packed does weigh a bit.


Of course I am worried about the threat of terrorism, after all you never know when they will strike, you never know what you’re about to stumble across, So yes I am so worried that I could be taking my baby in to danger – but then it could happen on a trip to London! Nowhere is safe these days. I will protect my baby from harm and that’s all I can do, because if we really thought too much about the threat, then we would never leave our homes.

I am so under budget on our spending money, but you know what? we will just have to do free things and be careful with money.

We will have a wonderful holiday. Please follow us on Facebook Being Tillys Mummy and follow Tillys Travelling Telegram as well as, to share our adventures with us. have a fab summer everyone

Friday, 1 July 2016

Make Sure You Know Where You Stand When A Travel Company Changes Your Plans

Tourism in Turkey has taken a real knock this summer with the ban on Russian tourists, In fact there are 81% less tourists in the Antalya area. Now with these people missing it has had a detrimental effect on the country. Terrorism is another thing that puts families off going to Turkey. People are asking me 'Aren't you worried about going to Turkey?' I say no because the last terrorist attack was at an airport in Istanbul which is nearly a 9 hour drive away, its like people saying, I wont go to Edinburgh because there was a terrorist attack in Portsmouth. Having no tourism means that hotels are closing up, shopkeepers have no one to sell to and the whole country is suffering.