6 Days and 6 Countries with 10 Kids: A Round-Up Of Our Travels This Week

slovenia lake bled sullivan family pic

 

There seems no other way to begin this post than with a great ‘phew!’ and a mop of the brow. It seems more like a year and a day than the eight days it actually is since we set off on our journey. After six days on the road where we drove through ten countries and stayed over in five, we finally made it to our final and furthest destination of Halkidiki in Greece.

I’ll be writing about our journey in more detail soon but for now, here is a quick round up of our week’s travels in pics so get ready to pin away:

Our trip began with a very early morning start on Mother’s Day where we all piled ourselves and our belongings into our minibus and set off for the Eurotunnel…

 

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After a very long day of travelling we finally arrived at our base in Germany after darkness had fallen and bedtimes had long passed. We then hit the road early the following morning to head for Slovenia.

We arrived with enough daylight left to allow us to visit Lake Bled…

 

slovenia lake bled boats

 

…where we couldn’t resist a family photo (less the three children that didn’t accompany us on this trip, of course) taken in front of this…

 

slovenia lake bled sullivan family pic

 

…which was still gorgeous despite the scaffolding…

 

slovenia lake bled

 

We said goodbye to Slovenia early on Tuesday to make our way to our next stop and arrived in Croatia with enough time to pitch our tents on the Adriatic coast…

 

croatia camping split vango rivendale on beach with tim

 

We still had time to have a play on the beach…

 

croatia camping split kids on beach

 

…then admire the view…

 

croatia camping split

 

…before enjoying dinner by the sea as the sun went down…

 

croatia camping split pizza on beach

 

On Wednesday we packed up and headed off early to reach that day’s base in Montenegro. By the time we had set up there we didn’t have much time left for exploring the area so got ourselves fed and bedded down for the night.

 

tent sleeping

 

The weather forecast did not lie and the severe wind warnings were not joking. It was a blustery night indeed and there was some concern that our tents might not withstand the winds.

They did…

 

montenegro camping tent

 

Thursday was another early morning start for us as we packed up and headed off for a spot more beach camping at our next destination – Albania. We set up the tents…

 

albania kamping pa emer tent on beach

 

…where we could enjoy the view…

 

albania kamping pa emer kids watching sunset through vango rivendale

 

…of this…

 

ALBANIA kamping pa emer sunset

 

We would be saying goodbye to our Albanian beach camp early on Friday and headed off to the south of the country along rocky mountain roads…

 

albania road to farma sotira

 

…and traffic jams…

 

albania goats on road

 

…to reach the organic farm we would be staying at for the night.

 

albania farma sotira children on bridge

 

We met lambs…

 

albania farma sotira kids and lamb

 

…and goats…

 

albania farma sotira kids and goat

 

…and horses…

 

albania farma sotira kids and horse

 

Then we sat down to a delicious, home-grown dinner…

 

albania farma sotira sullivan family dinner

 

Before cosying down in these lovely beds…

 

albania farma sotira libby bed

 

…in these rustic bungalow huts.

 

albania farma sotira bungalows - Copy

 

After a hearty breakfast we set off and after six days of travels we finally reached Greece…

 

Greece border sign

 

A few hours more driving and we would finally reach our home for the next five weeks…

 

Greece Halkidiki luxurious villa anna maria

 

…which provides us with the most wonderful views…

 

Greece halkidiki sea view

 

…of this…

 

halkidiki beach

 

If you aren’t already, do remember that you can also follow our travels on the following social media channels:

YouTube

Twitter (or look for the handle @LargerFamily at http://www.twitter.com/largerfamily)

Facebook - (http://www.facebook.com/largerfamilylife)

Instagram – (https://www.instagram.com/largerfamilylife/)

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