In the beginning of the summer, our family started an unforgettable journey around the world. After five months, and over 9000 kilometers and hundreds of pictures, I would like to offer you a little peek into our trip. Here is our journey through Europe captured in 43 pictures. Hope you enjoy it!
We were having a farewell party before the journey started. Our dear colleagues know best: Impossible is nothing!
After driving through Sweden we spent a couple of days in beautiful Copenhagen.
A helpful big brother is assisting his little sister across the street in Antwerpen.
Great space to run and have fun in Paris.
He had an important job to be our Papu model in the Playtime Paris children wear fair.
We stayed a couple of days in a nice camping site near the Champagne valley, in France. Kids enjoyed a lot of a swimming pool and we enjoyed of sipping the Champagne!
Driving through Germany. Motorways were wide but after an accident, the whole road could be stuck for hours.
Alp views in Berwang, Austria. Not bad!
On our way from Austria to Berchtesgaden, we visited in Neuschwanstein “Sleeping beauty Castle” near Fussen. Oh yes, it was amazing!
The lovely town of Berchtesgaden. We stayed in Burmesterhaus, the beautiful, restored hotel owned by a Finnish couple.
Weecos cards were dropped here and there 😉
Hitler´s Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden was modest, but the scenery and especially the bus journey there were breathtaking!
The unforgettable scenery on Berchtesgaden´s mountains.
After Germany, we continued our journey to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
In Plitvice, Croatia, we found this crystal clear river with waterfalls. It was a perfect place for a little refreshment in the heat.
Beautiful beach in Basko Polje, Croatia.
Just before the dark in Baska Voda, Croatia.
So many beautiful sunsets to capture in Croatia! Here is one of them.
From Croatia, we headed to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sometimes on the road, our lunch looked like this.
Watermelon market in Bosnia.
We loved the city of Mostar in Bosnia, although the third of our luggage were stolen from our car in there…
On the mountains near to Sarajevo. We really fell in love with the Bosnian countryside!
Hi, my name is Ruusa. This is my home Vukov Konak in the Bosnian countryside. I am waiting for you here, you are very welcome to visit!
From Bosnia and Herzegovina, we drove back to Croatia and took a ferry to Rimini, Italia. We saw kilometres of sandy, sunny and crowded beaches there!
My daily ice cream in Italy, sooooo delicious!
There was enough space for running around in Milano!
Our next destination was Zug, Switzerland. Had a great time with our friends there!
A lot of cows in Switzerland. A lot!
Alps like emoji.
Free as a bird! Hope that we will remain these memories forever.
Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain.
What an imagination Gaudi had! We enjoyed of his art and buildings around the Barcelona.
After the crowded cities, it was nice to get to Argonos. A quiet countryside village in the Northern Spain.
In September we lived in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, for a month. What a nice Airbnb apartment we had there! We worked hard and our son started his home school.
Viana was a peaceful and a beautiful city with a great architecture.
We also had grannies visiting in our Viana home. These sisters are like two peas in a pod in front of the Santa Luzia.
In Portugal, we visited in garment factories and other subcontractors. It was so nice to meet our new partners-to-be and see these happy ladies in action.
Our Papu designer Hanna-Riikka and the rest design team also visited in Portugal. What an inspiring and productive few days we had!
Beautiful houses of Porto, Portugal.
On the way from Viana do Castelo to Lisbon, our Vito van decided to interrupt our journey for a while. Luckily we had a good insurance and the breakdown was not a big deal.
Our model boy spending last days in Europe, in Lisbon.
Sometimes it is so exhausting to travel around but sure it is worth it!