Family time in Germany

It was so special to be back in Munich to see my family in the summer time. My sister and I were fortunate growing up with a German Papa, which meant we got to experience so much of European summers. It is one of those things you don’t really appreciate until you are older. Our parents always saved madly to give us so many amazing experiences that have shaped who we are. My days travelling to Germany as a uni student and as an adult have always been in winter. The contrast is amazing. Summer here is so pretty. So lush.

It is funny as you get older the things you remember. How the size of things miraculously changes, how certain smells, certain little inconsequential items bring memories flooding back. I showed the boys around Altoetting and they were able to pick out lots of places they had seen from their Opa’s photos and discussions with him. Genetics are also a pretty amazing thing!!

Germany Altotting Basilika of St. Anne Travels with Boys

Visiting the magnificent Basilika of St. Anne in Altoetting, Germany with the boys

From Munich, we drove across to Calais to catch the ferry across to the White Cliffs of Dover via Aachen and Brugge. It was fascinating driving through different countries, noticing the changes in roads, houses, upkeep, but never actually crossing any “real” borders. The EU is such an interesting concept.

Germany Cathedral of Aachen stained glass windows Travels with Boys

The stunning stained glass windows in the Cathedral of Aachen, a UNESCO world heritage site


Belgium Bruges handmade lollies Travels with Boys

Stopover in Bruges, Belgium to sample some mouth-watering handmade lollipops

Next stop, England!

Author: Anita Sedlak

This story is part of a series following the journey of Anita, Orren and their two boys Byron and Myles, who left Australia in November 2014 to experience life in different parts of the world. They made their way to America where they discovered incredible places, met wonderful people, and put down roots for a six-month stint working in a different job. They ventured to Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and France and made so many memories along the way. Each week we publish a new conversation. Follow their journey.