Author Archives: Mrs Sting

COVID-19 travel (part II)

Quarantine in Auckland Two weeks of quarantine were just long and boring. We had two conjoined rooms in the hotel in central Auckland. Only after our ‘day 0’ negative covid tests we were allowed to leave this room and go for a 45 minutes walk on the hotel’s car park every other day! The car […]
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COVID-19 travel

Moving to New Zealand We planned move to New Zealand for a while. Covid just complicated things, and increased cost of everything dramatically. You can’t just get a visa, hop on the plane and that is it. The only visa we could get was critical purpose one, that is short and need to be extended […]
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Skiing in Cairgorm, Scotland. Fun for whole family!

We are the family who awaits whole 6-7 months for a ski season to start. Although, I must admit, that myself and Mr Sting like skiing more than our children. But they certainly looking forward for having play in the snow! However, for many years as we were planning our winter holidays, Scotland was not […]
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Travel Diary #5. Ben Nevis. With kids!

This story is written in retrospect. Back in May 2019 we have climbed the Ben Nevis mountain, the highest mountain in United Kingdom. We were spending half term in Glencoe and you can read more about this stay by clicking here. From there, we had a very easy access to Fort William and Ben Nevis […]
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Travel Diary #4. Zermatt. Kid’s point of view!

It is very interesting how children perceive the life. It is often completely different to us adults. I always ask my daughter to write a diary from our trips so I can compare her experience to mine. This story is by 9 years old Hurricane, well… almost 10 years old… The story is from our […]
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Hiking with kids. Beware! It changes as they grow up.

Hiking babies. Hiking with babies is relatively easy. “Only” what you have to do is carry baby in the sling. Yes, it can uncomfortable, often babies are heavy, but the good side is that they would usually fall asleep. Then, you can enjoy the views, peace and quiet and you can simply walk where you […]
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Travel diary #2. Glencoe and Ballachulish.

Location. Both villages are located in the Lochaber area of Scottish Highlands. For people who are not entirely familiar with Scottish Highlands geography I would described the location as close to Fort William or Oban. Those villages are very old settlements and both have very rich history, but I am not going to repeat Wikipedia’s […]
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Mr Sting’s diary #1. Climbing in Scotland.

I turned 40 at the end of the September #sadface. As annoying and frustrating as it is, there is nothing I can do about that, might as well just get on with it. I am strong and fit so I cannot complain but I can slowly feel the time bearing down. There is so much […]
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Travel diary #1. Sunset at Ainsdale Beach.

Highlanders who like beach We always considered ourselves as a mountain lovers. That does not mean we spend free time only in the mountains. We love nature, at any location. We are fortunate enough to live close to mountainous areas as well as close to the seaside. From time to time everybody needs some change. […]
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Warning! Common people on the slope! The summer ski experience for whole family in Switzerland.

Ski paradise Zermatt is a paradise for skiers, it is not a secret! The town is full of them during the winter season. While, summer is mainly for hikers and climbers, the lovers of winter sports can find something for themselves even during summer season. Zermatt offers a great summer ski experience on the glacier […]
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