Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

After 36 days of family camping with kids from Spain to Poland and back, with a month break in Poland in between, we're finally home in beautiful and sunnysideup Andalucia! It took us over 4,116 kilometers, 56 driving hours and over 20 days on the road in a roundabout kind of return trip to avoid … Continue reading Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

Day 31 Road Trip to Where Virgin Mary Rested at the End of Land, Fisterra–the Final Destination for Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

From the Virgin Mary's stone boat in Murxia we drove a little over half an hour south to the "land's end"--Fisterra (as the name means) where some pilgrims continue to walked from Santiago de Compostela to reach kilometer 0.000 on the Camino de Santiago. It's also here where Mother Mary of Jesus supposedly had rested … Continue reading Day 31 Road Trip to Where Virgin Mary Rested at the End of Land, Fisterra–the Final Destination for Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

Day 31 Road Trip with Kids: A Pilgrimage to the Coast where the Virgin Mary Came on a Stone Boat to See James, the Apostle, in Muxia, Galicia

It's important for the one of us who is a practicing Catholic, and more of a curiosity for the other, to visit the place where the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, allegedly landed on a boat made of stones to encourage James (Santiago), the apostle of Jesus, to continue to spread the word of Christ … Continue reading Day 31 Road Trip with Kids: A Pilgrimage to the Coast where the Virgin Mary Came on a Stone Boat to See James, the Apostle, in Muxia, Galicia

Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

We are usually a slow-go family. However, this time we experimented with (for us) long day trips (read: 1 to 1.5 hour) from our base camping site in Santiago de Compostela to see the Tower of Hercules. Here is our "legendary" visit to the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today in A … Continue reading Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

One of us (parents) is religious and it's the job of the other to support that one and raise the kids together in open manners of the soul and the self. I suppose that's co-existence. And so here we are finally in Santiago de Compostela--the end point of all pilgrimage routes of the Camino de … Continue reading Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

"Tata, can we go to that cave with paintings on the walls?", our then 7-year old asked. This summer, during the return trip on day 27 of our family camping road trip from Poland to Spain, we finally visited the Altamira cave in the beauty that is Cantabria in northern Spain. So, from the beaches … Continue reading Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Success!  We've crossed the French border and arrived at our camping site with no problems.  Camping Larrau serves as our homebase for a hiking trip to Gorges Kakuetta (a canyon with a cave, tunnel and waterfalls) and Passerelle d'Holzarte--a narrow footbridge suapended 180 meters above a canyon. Fun! At about 3.8 kilometers roundtrip hike, up … Continue reading Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

So onwards and upwards towards the Pyrenees we go. Continuing with our plan to travel to villages using smaller roads, we wonder if the French border will actually be open given the coronavirus situation. If it is, will there be some kind of screening or any kind of control? Viewpoint from Puerto de Larrau. Internal … Continue reading Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

"There are people here!," the boys said in excitement, almost in unison. After over 430-something kilometers on non-toll roads from Sierra de Francia towards the Pyrenees, passing by Salamanca and Bourgos, we arrive at our back up camping site in Fuenmayor. Unlike last summer's camping road trip, when we were flexible and chose our camping … Continue reading Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

I tend to have a diarrhea of words so I'll limit these posts to 12 sentences...for now 😊. We finally get to visit this medieval Spanish village of Miranda del Castañar right across from The White Donkey Camping. It still has its well-preserved fortification walls with four gates facing cardinal directions (you know, north south, … Continue reading Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar