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Looking for our home – Prague

I want to post how we was able to find the home we were dreaming of in Prague so here it goes. It took two and a half week, from the day we arrived to Prague to the day we signed the contract, but we did not know that beforehand, and it felt longer because we were searching intensively. We were prepared for that finding our home would to take time, but in retrospect it could have been even faster to find a home if we had been less discriminating about location, style and neighborhood.

First we started to look at different web pages where rentals are listed. Some of the pages have a realtor as an intermediary (S reality, Expats and Happy house rentals), but we found our home through the website Bez realitky (meaning “without a realtor” in Czech). Be aware that some realtors or landlords can ignore your interest request if you don’t communicate in Czech, so just send your information to several you are interested in at the same time, there will be people that reply in English, often using Google translate.

We were on a few apartment tours during that time, but while we were waiting on replies on our interest requests we were out scouting different areas or just enjoyed that the spring was about to arrive in Prague. The surrounding was important to us and we were not keen on settling down were most other expats do, we wanted to be in the outskirts and feel like we live on the countryside even though we are in a big city. We ended up making Kobylisy our home and this area was where we welcomed our daughter to the world, so we are happy with our choice.


Jag vill berätta hur vi hittade det hem vi drömde om här i Prag så här kommer den berättelsen. Det tog två och en halv vecka, från den dag vi anlände till Prag till den dag då vi tecknade kontraktet, detta visste vi dock inte förväg, och det kändes som att det tog längre tid eftersom vi letade intensivt. Vi var beredda för att de kunde ta tid, men i retrospektiv så kunde det ha gått snabbare att hitta ett hem om vi hade varit mindre noga med plats, stil och stadsdel.

Det första vi gjorde var att undersöka olika webbsidor där hyreslägenheter listas. Några av sidorna har en fastighetsmäklare som mellanhand (S reality, Expats och Happy house rentals), men vi hittade vårt hem via webbplatsen Bez realitky (vilket på tjeckiska betyder “utan fastighetsmäklare”). Var medveten om att fastighetsmäklare eller hyresvärdar kan ignorera din intresseanmälan om du inte kommunicerar på tjeckiska, så skicka din information till flera objekt du är intresserad av samtidigt, det kommer att finnas personer som svarar på engelska och ofta med hjälp av Google translate för översättning.

Vi var på några lägenhetsvisningar under denna tid, men medan vi väntade på svar på våra intresseobjekt var vi ute och tittade på olika områden eller bara njöt av att våren var på väg att anlända till Prag. Omgivningen var viktig för oss och vi var inte angelägna att bosätta oss där de flera andra expats bosätter sig, vi ville vara i utkanten och känna att vi bor på landsbygden även om vi är i en storstad. Nu är Kobylisy vårt hem och det är området där vi välkomnade vår dotter till världen, så vi är nöjda med vårt val.

We were back in Prague again and enjoying familiar grounds, here on a walk in the Stromovka Park.
Beginning of March and we were anticipating spring around the corner. We had a mission this spring, to find our home.
Back in familiar playgrounds.
with familiar faces.
We went to Metrofarm to say hello to the animals.
Othilia in the bunker. It is a stage on Metrofarm where they had a war-inspired show set up.
We also visited the Agricultural museum where they have a lot of stuff for children. Highly recommend a visit.
This is one of the places we would love to open up soon.
So back on the home finding track. We were fortunate to rent a home from friends while we were looking for our own. This was familiar grounds as well and Othilia was happy.
We started to purchase some of our own furniture even though we hadn’t found our own home yet. Othilia got her own bed for the first time in 1.5 years. It doesn’t mean that she will sleep a whole night in her bed, but it is a start to her independence and she will show us the way.
Here we are at IKEA looking at potential furniture to place in our then future home.
There were many areas we were looking at. This one is an example of a place we almost called our home, but in the end it wasn’t our place. Our place was here.

Slottsskogen with family

We planned our journey from Thailand to Prague via Sweden and family. We were only a few days in Sweden, but before we took the ferry to the rest of Europe, we visited Othilia’s cousin Filip. This was before the quarantine days due to the Corona virus, so we were out enjoying the Gothenburg weather in February. One of our favorite parks in Gothenburg is Slottsskogen and we went there with the kids before going to Prague.


Vi planerade vår resa från Thailand till Prag via Sverige och familjen. Vi var bara några dagar i Sverige, men innan vi tog färjan till resten av Europa så besökte vi Othilias kusin Filip. Detta var före karantändagarna på grund av Corona-viruset, så vi var ute och njöt av Göteborgsvädret i februari. En av våra favoritparker i Göteborg är Slottsskogen och vi åkte dit med barnen innan vi åkte till Prag.

These two! It is not easy to get both of them to stick in one picture.
Our Othilia look so big in this outfit, where has our baby gone?
We took our children to Slottskogen to look at the animals, but one had fallen asleep!
He soon woke up and joined the exploration.
Othilia was happy!
We soon came to the playground Plikta (what a name on a playground meaning somewhere close to oblige in English)
Our children were soon running different ways on the playground, while the mothers were occupied (notice Rebecca on the left)
Just happy memories!
So lovely to have these moments together with the cousins. Here Filip is showing his aunts the numbers 1-10. Soon we would say goodbye for this time.
The ferry between Gothenburg and Kiel would bring us closer to Prague and this boat had a play area that Othilia liked.
We fell asleep on a rocking boat not knowing that in a few weeks we would have keys to our own home, the first home for Othilia.

1878 days – a new chapter begins

1878 days are how long we have been voluntarily homeless, but this has now changed. After five years we now have keys and a contract for our own home. Home is no longer Sweden for us, but Prague. There are many reasons behind this, but one reason spells worldschooling, which is not allowed in Sweden. Other reasons we may perhaps share in the future, but for now we will make Prague, the Czech people and their culture our home in the world.
I don’t know how frequent our updates here will be, but we will still update you on Othilia’s development and special occasions.

We hope to see you in Praha!


1878 dagar är hur länge vi har varit frivilligt hemlösa, men detta har nu förändrats. Efter fem år har vi nu nycklar och ett kontrakt för vårt eget hem. Hem är inte längre Sverige för oss, utan Prag. Det finns många orsaker bakom detta, men en anledning stavas världsskolning, vilket inte är tillåtet i Sverige. Det finns också andra skäl, som vi kanske delar med oss till er i framtiden, men för tillfället kommer vi fokusera på att göra Prag, det tjeckiska folket och deras kultur till vårt hem i världen.
Jag vet inte hur ofta vi kommer uppdatera här, men vi kommer fortfarande att uppdatera bloggen om Othilias utveckling och speciella tillfällen.

Vi hoppas på att få träffas i Praha!

The keys to our home – after 1878 days it feels almost surreal.
Our home just after we signed the contract. Our home is on the upper floor.
This is our door. We feel so excited to open this new chapter in our life. We will not call ourselves nomads anymore, our homebase is here behind this door.

Othilia amazed by fire show – Koh Lanta

We are on Koh Lanta and have a much needed family time. We decided to check out from the online world during most of January, so we are now a bit behind in our diary.
The first ten days on Koh Lanta was about dealing with jet lag for Othilia, but after those days we managed to establish some routines here. We mostly hung out with our friends and got into the island vacation rhythm. There wasn’t so much to do here on Koh Lanta with a toddler so before we arranged our own means of transport we hung out on the beach both day and night.


Vi är på Koh Lanta och har välbehövlig familjetid. Vi beslutade att vara ifrån online-världen under större delen av januari, så vi är nu lite efter i vår dagbok.
De första tio dagarna på Koh Lanta handlade om att hantera jetlag för Othilia, men efter dessa dagar lyckades vi fastställa en del rutiner här. Vi umgicks mestadels med våra vänner och kom in i öns semesterrytm. Det var inte så mycket att göra här på Koh Lanta med ett litet barn och innan vi ordnade med vårt eget transportmedel så hängde vi på stranden både dag och natt.

Othilia has gotten over her fear of walking on sand!
Othilia with dad in the water.
Most of the tourists had not come at this point. We were surprised how empty the beach was, but that would come to change.
Othilia got to experience her first tuk tuk ride and she liked it.
We got to know a lovely Swedish family who is relatives to one of our nomadic friends. Othilia liked the children Oliver and Elvira, here she is on the swing with Oliver.
There are a number of different fire shows on the beaches here on Koh Lanta and Othilia was fascinated.
The show ended with fire flies and the kids were so impressed.
Music evening with our friends. The children liked the band and wanted to dance.
Ulrika got two children up on her arms during a few songs when Elvira also wanted to dance with her and Othilia.
We found our favorite restaurants quite fast. Here we were at the Fat turtle and Othilia had a blast.
We mainly stayed at the South end of Long beach, but we soon needed to find a way to explore other parts of the island. Here Othilia is in Saladan after our first Scooter ride with her.
We hired a Scooter to see if it was possible for us to use it as our transportation solution with Othilia to explore Koh Lanta. She loved it and now speed and stopping for breaks was in our hands.

A long flight later – Thailand

We were finally ready to leave Europe and the cold and darkness. We had tried flying with Othilia once, so now it was time for a longer flight and see how it would go for her. So where would we go?

Thailand! We have been here before, we have a whole category with previous visits to Thailand, and now we wanted to take Othilia here.


Vi var äntligen redo att lämna Europa och kyla och mörker. Vi hade försökt flyga med Othilia en gång, så nu var det dags för en längre flygning och se hur det skulle gå för henne på en sådan. Så vart skulle vi åka?

Thailand! Vi har varit här tidigare, vi har en hel kategori med tidigare besök i Thailand, och nu ville vi ta med Othilia hit.

We were so excited, sizing down after increasing our belongings this last few years (thanks to our families for taking care of the rest this winter). This much is what a family of three thinks is necessary to bring to Asia.
Othilia just loved the play area at Arlanda and this was her favorite thing to play with. Unfortunately, a few other children also loved this airplane so lets just say that Othilia didn’t like to share this toy.
Ten hours later we landed at Krabi airport in Thailand. Othilia was the only child on the airplane that was running up and down the isles while Ulrika envied the other parents who where sleeping next to their child. Othilia fell asleep just before the cabin crew turned the lights on and started serving breakfast. Pontus got a few hours of sleep, but Ulrika was up almost 24 hours. It was worth it!
We landed at lunch time (Thai time), but for us it was early morning so our afternoon the first day was just to sleep. We went out just when the sun was about to set. It was lovely to see the sun again!
We meet up with our nomad friend Simon during our first night here and we got to know part of his family who were visiting him here on Koh Lanta.
This is what we came to Thailand for. To see Othilia’s eyes shine and the noise she makes when she is happy!
Othilia leveled up on her first days here. She finally understands why sun glasses is a good thing. She has also learned to count to three when we play hide and seek. The Swedish words for 1-3 are ett/en, två, tre and Othilia currently pronounces them as en, da, de. It is so cute!
Othilia walks much more in this kind of weather. Here inspecting the Thai shrines.
We live close to Long beach here on Koh Lanta so it is our beach to go for a swim. Othilia is a bit skeptical towards waves, so we have to carry Othilia past the part where the waves breaks.
In the water everything is fine as long as the water doesn’t touch Othilia’s face.
There is a children’s festival at the first weekend after schools starts so we decided to go there.
There are a few Swedish schools here on Koh Lanta and they had a tent on the festival with stuff for children to try, like innebandy (floor ball).
Also, Thailand’s SWAT team was here to show the kids all their guns.
Most of the things were free for kids, but they had a few food stalls where we found food and drink to buy.
Mum bought an ice cream for her, but it immediately turned in to being Othilia’s ice cream. It was Othilia’s first whole ice cream of her life and she liked it.
The children got free balloons, but the queue to get one of the free balloons was so long, so we bought Othilia a Nemo the fish helium balloon. This way we also prevented her from stealing other children’s baloons.
Then it was only Othilia and her balloon. Balloons, balls and now scooters are her favorite things.
This was our first few days here in Thailand. Our friend Simon took a rare photo of us three while the sun was about to set. Thailand is lovely!

Christmas 2019 – Sweden

Our initial plan was to be elsewhere during Christmas, but several things made us rethink and spend this year’s Christmas with family, so Sweden it is for us this year.

It is Othilia’s second Christmas, but the first one she can walk around and touch things. We were excited for her to experience snow, but it looks like we have a daughter that prefers the summer months of Europe. Othilia is a bit reserved about snow, darkness and coldness. We put her down on the ground when we go out with her and she just looks sceptical at the snow and then reaches her arms toward us and wants to be carried most of the time we are out. We got snow for Christmas so at least us parents were happy. Pictures from our Christmas are coming below. Merry Yule and a happy new year!

Vår första plan var att vara någon annanstans under julen, men det var flera saker som fick oss att tänka om och tillbringa årets jul med våra familjer, så Sverige blev det för oss i år.

Det är Othilias andra jul, men det är den första som hon kan gå runt och röra saker själv. Vi var glada för att Othilia får uppleva snö, men det ser ut som om vi har en dotter som uppskattar Europas sommarmånader mer. Otilia är inte särskilt exalterad över snö, mörker och kyla. Vi sätter ned henne på marken när vi går ut med henne och hon ser bara skeptiskt på snön och sträcker sedan armarna mot oss och vill bäras mesta delen av tiden vi är ute. Vi fick snö till jul så åtminstone vi föräldrar var glada. Bilder från vår jul kommer nedan. God jul och gott nytt år!

Othilia trying to walk on ice.
Walking short distances was alright, but most often she wanted to be carried.
Balls are always fun according to Othilia.
We had a few christmas smorgasbord (julbord). The first one out was a vegetarian one. It was interesting to try, but let’s say that we prefer an original one with meat.
Othilia found stuffed animals here and she liked them a lot. Her hair is getting longer, we are letting it grow so up to this point no scissor has yet touched her hair.
We met with our friend Lynn (she met up with us both in Netherlands and in Czech Republic) and Othilia recognized her immediately.
The snow disappeared just before Christmas, but it would return on Christmas Eve, the day we are celebrating Yule.
Christmas smorgasbord number 2, with a lot more meat on it.
We had Christmas gifts opening several times during Christmas.
Othilia was happy to receive a flute.
We went to visit the Christmas house.
A lot of lamps and other things Othilia wasn’t allowed to touch. It was an interesting experience to walk around here with her. The Coca-cola truck was on display, a famous Coca-Cola Christmas commercial for no use, the Swedes mostly buy julmust during December.
Another Swedish tradition during Christmas is to watch old Disney clips on the TV every year at 3 pm on Christmas eve for one hour. This is the most famous clip shown during this hour of Disney.
Christmas smorgasbord number 3 on the actual day we celebrate, Christmas eve.
Ulrika and Othilia next to the Christmas tree.
The snow came back so we explored the winter landscape with Othilia.
We even created a snowman.
Our snowman standing in the dark.
Othilia would only stand on the ground next to lights. The darkness up here in the North require a few shining trees. This was not so late in the afternoon and complete darkness surrounds us.
Next Christmas tree and Othilia in our arms. At 15 months, Othilia’s word knowledge has increased and it is mostly Swedish word she knows and say right now. In Swedish she can say: mer, igen, lampa, mamma, pappa, titta, “vaärde?” (vad är det?), tack and hejdå, but a few English words are in her vocabulary (mummy, daddy and happy). She of course understands a lot more words than she can say at the moment.
And more Christmas presents to be opened. We want to thank our families for all the lovely gifts Othilia got this Christmas!

Merry Yule everyone and we are looking forward to what the year 2020 will bring. Happy new year!

Nomads on family vacation – Lanzarote

Our journey North would bring us all the way to Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands along the coast of Africa’s horn, but belonging to Spain. This time we would not be alone traveling.

We met up with Ulrika’s family in Sweden so we could go on a family vacation together. The last time we did such a thing was in 2017 when Ulrika’s sister Rebecca was expecting Filip and Ulrika’s family met up with us in Indonesia (Bali, Gili Air, Lombok and then Bali again).

This time we had two more people with us, Othilia and Filip, and it was lovely for them to spend so much time together. There will be a lot of pictures of them below!


Vår resa norr skulle ta oss hela vägen till Lanzarote, en av Kanarieöarna längs med Afrikas horn, men tillhörande Spanien. Den här gången skulle vi inte resa ensamma.

Vi mötte upp med Ulrikas familj i Sverige så att vi kunde åka på familjesemester tillsammans. Förra gången vi gjorde något sådant var 2017 när Ulrikas syster Rebecca väntade Filip och Ulrikas familj träffade oss i Indonesien (Bali, Gili Air, Lombok och sedan Bali igen).

Den här gången hade vi ytterligare två personer med oss, Othilia och Filip, och det var underbart för dem att spendera så mycket tid tillsammans. Det kommer finnas en hel del bilder på dem nedan!

With a family spread out in the world, Ulrika’s mother managed to gather all her children and grandchildren for a vacation together on Lanzarote with the focus on these two – Filip and Othilia.
The flight down to the Canary Islands went so smooth with the young ones. There were a lot of families with small children on this flight so imagine the noise level. However, Filip and Othilia were so calm and happy so they even got praise from our flight chair neighbors for handling the 6 hour flight so well.
This family vacation was all about letting our kids play in and around water. So they did! It will be a lot of pool pictures below.
The first evening enjoying the sunset. It was so magical. Especially for the family members that had been in Sweden during November, not many hours of sun in that month.
Othilia and Filip loved to run around on the beach and walk next to the ocean.
Here is Othilia running down to the beach. She is not as fast as Filip, that is why we haven’t any pictures from him running around.
The sunsets are beautiful on Lanzarote.
Another sunset on this island formed from volcanic activity.
We usually don’t live like this while we are traveling. Traveling for us is a life style. This was a vacation 🙂
Lots of play and swimming in the pool during the days.
Mormor (maternal grandma) is a crocodile!
It was a hotel designed for families with young kids so Filip and Othilia had plenty of things to do there.
Not only water play was on our daily activity plan.
Pontus were up taking his morning walk and managed to capture the view in the morning as well.
Othilia developed tremendously during this week. She was a bit reserved playing in the water in the beginning of the week.
A few days later she had mastered the arm puffs and was now swimming and turning in the water and even dared to jump from the stairs into our arms. Filip, on the other hand, is a fish in the water and can remain in the water for hours if allowed.
Here is Othilia jumping in the water. Brave girl!
We had an amazing sunset one evening from the boardwalk in Puerto del Carmen.
Ulrika managed to capture four planets in one picture. From the top: Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and Tellus. The planets were almost aligned in the sky.
Ulrika’s brother Niklas and his girlfriend Caroline were with us! Niklas had just come home from Mali so he was freezing here on Lanzarote. We did have lovely weather the week we where here though, he was just used to much warmer weather!
The hotel also had a children’s pool that was played in as well. Filip wanted to be in the deeper pool so he was often climbing out of there.
Othilia got tired of all the play during the days. She slept really well on a sunbed next to the children’s pool.
Filip and Othilia tried going into the ocean one afternoon, but Othilia was not a fan of the waves.
Our last evening on our family vacation on Lanzarote and we went back to the restaurant we all liked the most – Royal in Puerto del Carmen. One didn’t want to be in any pictures so that is why we have a blob sitting at the table 🙂
The week went so fast and soon it was time for Othilia’s second flight in her life. It went as smooth as the first flight so we are now not concerned taking Othilia on longer flights.
Back in Sweden and now it was time for Christmas celebrations with our families – Othilia’s second Christmas in her life! Thanks Louise and Marika for lending us a few suitcases!

Zoo and the National Museum in November

November came and the sun had a harder time to stay up during the days. We had to dig up our winter clothes so that we could enjoy our last days here.
We managed to tick of a few things on our list, things we wanted to do before we left Prague. We wanted to take Othilia to the Zoo and see how it could be when the temperatures was closer to zero degrees Celsius. We went to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the National museum and we spent our last days here in Prague with friends.


November kom och solen hade svårare att hålla sig uppe under dagarna. Vi var tvungna att gräva upp våra vinterkläder för att kunna njuta av våra sista dagar här.
Vi lyckades bocka av några saker på vår lista, saker vi ville göra innan vi lämnade Prag. Vi ville ta Othilia till Zoo och se hur det kunde vara där när temperaturen var närmare noll grader. Vi åkte till Tutankhamun-utställningen på Nationalmuseet och vi tillbringade våra sista dagar här i Prag med vänner.

November was our month of departure so we had a few things we wanted to do before leaving this wonderful place. This photo is from our last day in Prague, the day after we started our journey North.
We took a day to visit Prague Zoo. The bigger animals, who were not used to the cold, were all indoors.
We saw the Horn bills and both of us thought it was a plastic dinosaur put at a random place in the zoo for entertaining. Then it moved and we got so surprised. This was an actual living bird – so cool!
The flamingos added some color to the grey of November.
We mostly looked at the animals that were indoors.
Othilia was not so impressed by most of the animals.
Comodo dragons, Othilia paid no attention to them. She enjoyed the vending machines and the flying bats in the Zoo.
We also visited the National museum in Prague.
They had an exhibition about Tutankhamun that we adults wanted to visit. The exhibition was filled with visual effects so Othilia liked it as well.
Othilia enjoyed climbing the stair in the museum.
It was our first time seeing this building from the inside. The national museum can be seen from Wenceslas Square and we have always wanted to see the building from the inside.
Wenceslas Square seen from the stairs to the National museum.
The Czech people have a great sense of humor. An add from one of the metro stations in town.
We had to update our wardrobe so we headed out to the mall in Cerny Most. They have awesome playgrounds for children.
They have a big area on the upper floor dedicated for children.
November also gave us the last day of lovely weather. So we headed out to explore a new area in Prague – Thomayerovy sady!
Thomayerovy sady has a small hill that we went up on.
The trees in November here in Prague.
Prague is building new houses and this area has developed tremendously since we saw it the first time a couple of years ago.
We had some adventures just outside of our house as well. A tram had a fire and Othilia was fascinated by all the lights outside our window.
Suddenly, our time in Prague was about to end. This was our last sunset here in Prague for a while. It was time fo us to travel North.

Park Mirakulum and the end of October.

We visited Park Mirakulum on the last weekend they had open for the season. It is an outdoor adventure park in Milovice, 40 minutes with car from Prague. We went there with our Libertarian friends in Prague and had a lovely day. Othilia was only 13 months, but there were still plenty of fun stuff to do for her.

Our trip to Park Mirakulum happened in the end of October and a few other things also happened that we will show photos from.
We had noticed that Othilia made huge developmental leaps during this period, leaps which started around our weekend in Budapest, so we wanted to throw her a small birthday party to update her toys. We also met fellow Swedish families in Prague at a pumpkin party, visited a farm in the middle of Holešovice and there will be pictures from Pontus morning walks in this blog post as well.


Vi besökte Park Mirakulum sista helgen de hade öppet för säsongen. Det är en äventyrspark utomhus i Milovice, ca 40 minuter med bil från Prag. Vi åkte dit med våra libertarianska vänner i Prag och hade en härlig dag. Othilia var bara 13 månader under vårt besök, men det fanns fortfarande massor av roliga saker att göra för henne.

Vår resa till Park Mirakulum skedde i slutet av oktober och andra saker hände också runt denna tid som vi kommer att visa bilder ifrån.
Vi märkte att Othilia tog stora steg i hennes utveckling under denna period, språng som började runt vår helg i Budapest, så vi kände att vi ville ge henne ett litet födelsedagsfirande i efterskott för att uppdatera hennes leksaker. I slutet av oktober så träffade vi också andra svenska familjer i Prag på en pumpafest, besökte en gård mitt i Holešovice och det kommer att finnas bilder från Pontus morgonvandringar i detta blogginlägg också.

The Mirakulum Park is a big playground for both children and adults. The different climbing areas are spread out in a forest so the setting feels like something from a fairytale.
The park is quite big in comparison to the price you pay to enter (10 Euro for adults, Othilia was to young to be a paying visitor).
All lot of things are for bigger children and grown ups.
And us parents had a lot of fun here.
But Othilia had so much fun there and she was so brave. Not afraid of heights at all.
Can you spot Othilia?
We were there with friends, but with kids in different ages it was hard to keep in contact. Astrid is the same age as Othilia so our families went around in the park together.
It was in the end of October and we had a lovely day with almost 20 degrees Celsius.
Astrid and Othilia!
A part of the park was designated for the youngest ones.
The park is beautiful!
The rest of October was about enjoying the weather in Prague, soon winter would come. Here is Othilia at the duck pond in the Stromovka park.
Othilia at the playground near our place.
She is so fascinated by balls and she steals older kids balls when they are around trying to play football. These boys were kind enough to lend Othilia a ball.
We were invited to a Pumpkin party at Lya Beer Café, which is owned by a Swedish guy from Gävle. While there I also meet another Swedish person, Malin, and we realized quite fast that we had gone to the same Gymnasium in Gävle. The world is small!
Othilia took a water break during the pumpkin painting. Her friend David showed her how to work the paintbrush.
We visited the club house for the Boys Adventure Club (Navigators). They were building it at an abandoned area in the middle of Holešovice.
Next to the Club house is the Metro Farm, a collaborative farm that volunteers are taking care of. They accept bitcoin for the eggs!
An artist has put his metal work in this areas, making this a wonderful oasis in Holešovice.
Othilia made huge developmental leaps so we needed to update her toys. So we celebrated her birthday again with a few gifts.
She loves her fishing puzzle!
We want to end with the usual morning photos of Prague from Pontus walks.
Prague on the last day of October.
The old town Square before all the tourists arriving. Next blog post will be in the month of November and this was the month where we departed from Prague.

A weekend in Budapest

Budapest is just a train ride away from Prague, so when our friends announced a weekend gathering in Budapest, it was just for us to book train tickets.

It was a loosely planned weekend with organized lunches and dinners, but what we did in between was up to us who came for the weekend. We have already been to Budapest once before, so this time we were focused on doing fun things with Othilia.
We had a lovely weekend with lots of play and discussions, the later with both old and new friends. We also meet up with our Hungarian friends and anarcho-capitalists who we first got to know at the Philosophy Europe convention in Prague back in September. Due to the nature of our whole weekend we won’t publish any pictures on our friends, but much more on us and what we were able to see of Budapest.


Budapest är bara en tågresa bort från Prag så när våra vänner tillkännagav en helgträff i Budapest var det bara för oss att boka tågbiljetter dit.

Det var en löst planerad helg med organiserade luncher och middagar, men det vi gjorde emellan var upp till oss som kom till helgen. Vi har redan varit i Budapest en gång tidigare, så den här gången var vi fokuserade på att göra roliga saker med Othilia.
Vi hade en härlig helg med mycket lek och diskussioner, det senare med både gamla och nya vänner. Vi träffade också våra ungerska vänner och anarkokapitalister som vi först lärde känna vid “Philosophy Europe”-konferensen i Prag i september. Eftersom våra möten var av mer privat natur så kommer vi inte att publicera några bilder på våra vänner, men fler bilder på oss och vad vi kunde se av Budapest.

This is our favorite picture of Othilia in Budapest. The Hungarian parliament in the background.
Now how did we get there? The train from Prague to Budapest took 6.5 hours and went via the Slovak capital Bratislava. The two-way tickets for us three (two adults and a child) were around 45 Euro. Othilia had fun during the train trip running between the wagons, here a well-deserved nap in Ulrika’s arms.
This is lovely to see bitcoin Atms and several of them here in Budapest. Not the best conversion rates though.
Our first evening in Budapest and what a welcome we got!
We love to walk around in Budapest due to the impressive architecture.
Our first whole day in Budapest started with Othilia showing her independence. She suddenly didn’t want any help and wanted to walk by herself. Here looking more closely at this purple scooter.
We tried to avoid this part of Budapest the last time we where here, so it was nice to see the tourist part of the city this time around.
We used google maps to find small parks for Othilia to run around in.
We found the Budapest eye, but we didn’t try it out.
Szent István Bazilika had a lovely square where Othilia could run around.
Liberty square had a water installation and Othilia was scared of the water funny enough, she usually loves water.
We just happened to come to Liberty square because we had found a playground that we wanted to take Othilia to. Best of two worlds, her parents could enjoy the surrounding on a macro level and Othilia enjoyed the playground on the micro level.
Othilia made huge developmental leaps while in Budapest. Suddenly, she wanted to push her stroller by herself.
We took several walks along the Danube river, it is a beautiful view from almost any place along both sides of the river. Last time we where here we visited the memorial for the 20 000 Jews that got murdered along the riverside during world war II, a place we really recommend people to visit.
This building in Budapest gave us “Atlas shrugged”-vibes.
New day and a new picture of the Danube river.
We had lovely weather here in Budapest. Othilia in her “Dalarna” dress in the end of October. She got that dress from her paternal granmother (farmor) and we love it. We truly enjoyed the feeling of late summer here even if the leafs had starting to fall down to the ground.
We got to see the Hungarian parliament building after sunset and it was spectacular. Our feeling of Budapest is that it is quite similar to Prague, but that Budapest is more of a large Metropolitan city, and feels bigger than Prague.
The weekend went by so fast and we had to say goodbye to all of our friends and head back to Prague. Thank you Sofia for organizing this weekend. You are welcome to visit Prague some day!
Next up is the end of October and our activities in Prague.


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