EU without Borders: Schengen… with Kids!

Is it too early to teach "geo-political history" to your 3 and 7-year old kids? On the way to Freiburg, Germany we scheduled a stop at Schengen; a day following a kid-friendly one-day visit to Luxembourg City. After all Schengen was only a 40-kilometer (35-minute) drive. And it was where the whole idea of a … Continue reading EU without Borders: Schengen… with Kids!

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What To Do and Where To See FREE Flamenco Shows in Jerez in October

The best time to see authentic and FREE flamenco performance in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), for me, is in the autumn. Beginning in October (sometimes late September), two Peña Flamencas (or flamenco clubs)-- Peña Buena Gente and Peña Tio Jose de Paula--offer weekly performances from local flamencos that you do not normally get to … Continue reading What To Do and Where To See FREE Flamenco Shows in Jerez in October

Quick Review: Kid-friendly Camping Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

Where's a cheap place to stay in Luxembourg with or without your family? Try camping! We (the free electrons family, with 2 young and very active children) review places that we have visited and things we have seen, generally from a foreign-family perspective. Here's a quick review of camping site "Camping Kockelscheuer" in Luxembourg where … Continue reading Quick Review: Kid-friendly Camping Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer camping road trip)

Sunny-side-up greetings from the city of a Count who married a mermaid. . . already, it's a great set-up for an adventure with kids, isn't it? And Luxembourg is a family-friendly city at that! Even if you only have a day here with your kids, below is a quick guide for you on what family-friendly … Continue reading A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer camping road trip)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (children JAM session) 😊

Mama's at work and Tata is always home... what do we do? 😊 Our spontaneous jamming for the first time to this all-time children's favorite song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"., originally by the Tokens. It's fun! As full-time father I have to plan after-school activities for Karol and Kaj. I cut off TV after the one-hour limit … Continue reading The Lion Sleeps Tonight (children JAM session) 😊

Where to go and what to do with kids in Jerez… in September? Puppets! Lalki! Marionetas!

So if you are gonna be in this beautiful big village of ours called Jerez de la Frontera in September, whether as your ultimate destination for your vacation or a little stopover while in Cadiz or Seville, make sure to go and see free (yes, FREE!!!) puppet shows! Oh NO! Is it gonna rain? Waiting … Continue reading Where to go and what to do with kids in Jerez… in September? Puppets! Lalki! Marionetas!

Childhood memories revived in Mainz, Germany

Entering Mainz from the Wiesbaden side, where we camped out. Mainz, Germany was very special to me as a child. I would spend my summer vacation visiting my mom who used to work here. It was a little bit like a different planet for a kid from Poland in the early 90s... stores filled with … Continue reading Childhood memories revived in Mainz, Germany