Take a 5-month-old baby and adventure-loving parents, and you get a month full of sun, tapas, and dirty diapers.
After first months of settling in with Baby, we felt ready to continue with our travel adventures. More conventional, but in a way more adventurous than if it was just two of us. So here we are, ready to explore just how baby-friendly Spain and Portugal are. Expectations are high: sunny and warm, while rest of Europe is under snow, excellent food and wine for Mummy and Daddy, and fluent drooling in both languages for Baby.
Planning was easy, mainly because we didn’t do much of it. With March being a low season, we don’t have to worry about lack of rooms to stay, or overcrowded places to avoid. The route had to be both baby-friendly (allowing plenty of “out of car seat” time for Baby) and parent-friendly (not changing hotels too often to avoid constant packing, unpacking, and crib setup).
Packing? Not easy. It remains a mystery how the little one can take up a bigger luggage than both parents combined. Maternal love kicked in, and when Mummy left an extra pair of shoes to make space for more diapers, we were confident we really don’t need to buy a bigger car. Even though Daddy would probably prefer the latter.
Route ready, car packed, tank filled up, so off we go: Prague-Stuttgart-Geneva-Figueres-Valencia-Málaga-Tarifa-Seville-Lisbon-Porto-Bilbao-somewhere in France-Zürich-Prague.