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MINIVOYAGE - Saint Louis, Senegal - Part2

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I am still day-dreaming of our trip up north last week. It was good to get out. It was good to have a  family outing. We stayed at a lovely guesthouse Niokobokk, 20 minutes south of Saint Louis. Isabelle and Didier's guesthouse lies just in front of the ocean. It is an oasis. There is nothing like being alone on a beach "sauvage". We must return soon!

 my girl on a mission. 

my girl on a mission. 

 crab hunting.

crab hunting.

see the part1 of our Saint Louis trip here

MINIVOYAGE - Saint Louis, Senegal - Part1

Added on by martine nicolay.

Since the beginning of the year, we have been traveling outside of Dakar a few times and discovering Senegal. It is beautiful. 

Last weekend, we went up north to Saint Louis and spent a couple of days there with the kids. Dakar is interesting. We've got the ocean. A few highlights to see in Plateau, nice bars and restaurants at the Almadies and in between a lot of convenience. But it is exhausting to go around. I truly miss my roman daily walks.

Saint-Louis was different.  Calmer. Smaller. Colder. I liked it a lot. Let me share some photographs and some film with you from last weekend. 

 Fishermen village across from Saint Louis island. 

Fishermen village across from Saint Louis island. 

 Colonial architecture in SL

Colonial architecture in SL

 Street life in SL

Street life in SL

MINIVOYAGE - Fly-Tot

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I recently backed a wonderful idea on kickstarter and I am sharing it with you because I think some travelling families might be interested in it as well! 

Transient

Fly-Tot is an inflatable cushion that allows your little ones to lay down flat on a regular, economy class seat.   

    If you have one child, the illustration above shows how the Fly-Tot can be used.  The child sleeps lying flat, but the legs may be slightly bent.  

 If you have one child, the illustration above shows how the Fly-Tot can be used.  The child sleeps lying flat, but the legs may be slightly bent.  

   If you have two kids, put two Fly-Tots side-by-side and they can sleep with their legs stretched out. 

If you have two kids, put two Fly-Tots side-by-side and they can sleep with their legs stretched out. 

Aren't you intrigued? I sure am! Go over to the Fly-Tot Kickstarter campaign to see more details! 

MINIVOYAGE - Abruzzo

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This weekend we took a Roman time-out and hid in the hills of Abruzzo - a two hour drive from Rome. We introduced Léonore to snow and went on a few walks around medieval towns. 

What were you up to?

MINISHOP - Let'z go local

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Glad to have made it to the first edition of the let'z go local market at the Carré Rotondes in Luxembourg this weekend! 

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I came back with the above in my shopping bag - a baby blanket from Nuvola baby / a knitted hat from Mamie et Moi / a blue giraffe from Studio delle Alpi / and a luxembourgish tea towel by Ben&Pepper ... stay tuned to hear more from Luxembourg!

MINIVOYAGE - Positano, Amalfi Coast

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Hello everyone! Did you have a good weekend?  

Léonore and I left Rome for 2 nights and headed south to Positano.

BEAUTIFUL - have you ever been?

 Positano

Positano

Since Matthieu is on a business trip, I decided to do a mother-daughter trip down to the Amalfi Coast. It was probably our last weekend of "summer" in Italy and I just felt like indulging it all... the sun, the beach, and of course fresh seafood. 

 Pensione Maria Luisa

Pensione Maria Luisa

I booked a double room at the Pensione Maria Luisa - "budget room with a million dollar view" - it truly was! 

 Léonore for the first time on a boat! 

Léonore for the first time on a boat! 

Highly recommended. We ate fresh seafood and home made gnocchi. We played all day at the beach. We napped together in the shadow. We went on a small boat tour.  And the best part: I went to bed when she went to bed and finally co-slept again!

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Have you ever taken your child on an adventure by yourself? Curious to hear!