Travelling with a baby
It’s been over 10 years since we don’t celebrate Christmas at home or in any traditional sort of way. 2005 we started our Christmas getaways traditions in Cuba and being spoilt with 7 years old rum, white beaches and amazing diving, we decided that’s the way to go.
In Havana we’ve been particularly spoilt at Christmas with a Buena Vista Social Club in Hotel National – one of the best Xmas presents to ourselves up to these days!
And technically since then we alternated though Xmas and NYE exotic places with a great track record. After Havana, there was Brazil, followed by a very hot Xmas on a safari in Kenya and a cold NYE ski filled in Kitzbuhel.
Thereafter Hawaii – Maui for Xmas, Oahu NYE.
Followed by Thailand – Koh Samui.
Afterwards Xmas in Guatemala and NYE in Mexico.
Christmas getaways traditions continued with the first babymoon in Bequia, West Indies both Christmas and NYE.
And once kids were around we kept on going and dragging them with us: Abu Dhabi.
And St Vincent, Grenadines – second babymoon.
Chrexit by now is not only very fashionable but quite an established term. 2016 we decided to try something different and London was lovely and relatively deserted given the amount of Chrexiters. Xmas and NYE rediscovering our own city – as afterall London has the most fabulous treats. Same spirit though: no kitschy consumer fest but rather a break at home, challenging ourselves to travel differently and discover new within familiar. Refused to call it staycation but rather some meaningful time with little ones, friends and oneself.
2017 we are back on the road & to our Christmas getaways traditions : Maldives with friends and Banyan Tree Angsana Velavaru. And apparently Santa is coming to town via a Catamaran!
For the Non-Chrexiters choosing to stay in London, there are tones of festive fun, our favourites & tested this year being Bricklive at Saatchi, Gruffalo’s Child at Lyric Theatre West End, Magical Lanterns, Ferrari under the skin at Design Museum. And of course the classics fabulous Xmas in London that we wrote about last year: Christmas at Kew, Father Christmas at the Hall, Iceskating Natural History Museum or Queens Skate Dine and Bowl. And if you’re really stuck and in need of more ideas, Kidsorted comes as usual at parents rescue!
Merry Chrexit to you all and Happy New You – last part improvised last year by our 3 years old !