Saturday, October 17, 2015


Our short trip in London.

We went to london during Niko's school fall break. It was a surprise Harry Potter tour and a short london city trip for his 10th birthday. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny weather during our 4-day stay. We did a lot of walking on the 1st day (bought the oyster travel card the next day for 3 days).

1st day
-Arrival at Gatwick Airport. We took the gatwick express train to Victoria (30 mins. Travel time)
- Hotel check-in

...And our city tour started.

-Buckingham Palace
-trafalgar square

-National Gallery



-London Eye

-Picadilly Circus

2nd day
-London Tower

-London Bridge exhibition

-Horse guard parade

-Victoria Shopping center

-Harry Potter tour
Birthday boy opening the door of Hogwarts 😄.

Bought a package in viator that includes Harry potter entrance ticket + return bus tix to avoid any hassle  😂. I also got a promo code by signing up to their newsletter, so we got a discounted price.

3rd day

-Camden Town

-Madame Tussauds


-Picadilly (shopping again!)

We got 2for1 offer for London bridge exhibition and Madame tussauds by printing a voucher online and showing my gatwick express return ticket. We saved a lot of money! We wanted to see some other places but we don't have enough time to cover everything in 4days. Hope to be back again soon.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

On top of Mt. Pilatus


Pilatus, Switzerland

Sunday afternoon we brought the kids on top of Mt. Pilatus. It was their first time to ride the big cable car going all the way up to see the beautiful view of Luzern and for them to simply experience how it feels like to be there high above lol. Surprisingly, they liked it! 


The twins are not afraid of heights (not like their mom and older brother lol) so  just the cable car ride itself is already a fun attraction for them. The view up there was so stunning and relaxing! We were lucky to be there on a sunny afternoon, clear blue skies and perfect weather.

First plan was just to try the summer toboggan/sled ride but we decided to go all the way up. The  summer tobo ggan ride was so much fun for the whole family, we enjoyed it a lot that we even went 2x more. The queu at that time was long, it took us 15-20mins. waiting time, afterwards we hiked going to the next station to catch the last cable car going down. 
It was a fun short afternoon adventure, we should have went there early in the morning to see the place longer. The fare going up there is expensive, for a 2-way ride 70fr+ /person, having a half fare card would be practical and you'll save a lot!