5/9 Taking it back to our first big trip with Sofie. We always knew that we’d want to travel with our kids. So when we had Sofie, we set aside a month to travel Europe with her. I was adamant that this was going to be our baby moon. This was going to be our chance to bond as a family. And it was. It was the perfect trip for us. A while back, I wrote a super long blog post of tips for traveling with a 9 month old (and trust me, they didn’t hold up when we traveled with her as a 12 month and 15 month and 18 month old 😂🤦🏻♀️), and you can read that article for the details, but what I will say is that I love getting to take this kid with us as we explore the world, and I cannot wait to explore with her again. This image of Sofie and Ben was taken after a completely sleepless night in Ireland. I was absolutely sure we were going to get kicked out of the hotel room because she was screaming so loudly. Little did we know her first tooth was just about to make an appearance.
Endlich ist es soweit. Der Tag, auf den ich schon so lange hingefiebert habe, ist gekommen. Wohlbehalten in #irland gelandet und direkt aus #dublin mit dem Mietwagen raus, das hat alles super geklappt. Richtung Nordwesten sind wir durchgestartet und jetzt in einem kleinen Ort im County Cavan. Außer einem Abendessen und dem Einchecken ist heute noch nichts aufregendes passiert. Was allerdings von Beginn an wie ein Kulturschock daherkommt: Alle sind wieder so unglaublich freundlich hier 😍🤗. Da muss man sich erstmal dran gewöhnen. Oder lieber doch nicht, wir müssen ja auch wieder zurück 😅.
Diese kleine niedliche Bank steht einige hundert Meter von unserem B&B entfernt. Nachdem wir "eingecheckt" hatten, bin ich noch eine Runde durch den Ort spaziert und bei der Bank einige Zeit sitzen geblieben #opastyle . Sowas will ich bei uns auch
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Cobh, a colourful port village on the south coast of Ireland
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Cobh (pronounced "Cove"), originally named Queenstown, is situated on Great Island in Cork Harbour (Cuan Chorcaí), the second largest natural harbor in the world, on the south coast of Ireland.
First called "Cove" ("The Cove of Cork") in 1750, it was renamed by the British as "Queenstown" in 1849 to commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria.
One of the major transatlantic Irish ports, Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.
On 11 April 1912, as Queenstown, it was the final port of call for the RMS Titanic before she set out across the Atlantic on the last leg of her maiden voyage. A poignant museum, the Titanic Memorial Garden, commemorates the fatal voyage's point of departure.
One of the most picturesque towns in Ireland, this charming waterfront town on a glittering estuary is dotted with brightly coloured houses and overlooked by a splendid cathedral.
Cork’s harbour town of Cobh has been named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the international travel bible Condé Nast Traveler.
The brightly painted houses on steeply rising streets are a signature of the town. One street is often referred to as the Deck of Cards, for its series of 23 painted houses on Bandon Hill, overlooking the town.