Living In Romania!

Living In Romania!

Written by Laura Helen November 9, 2018

WE ARE HEADED OUT TO ROMANIA, WHY YOU ASK…? BECAUSE OF ITS HOT SUNNY WINTER WEATHER?
BECAUSE OF ITS DREAMY LOCATION?
NOPE BECAUSE IT IS FREE, YEP YOU HEARD ME RIGHT, IT'S FREE!
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DUE TO OUR LOCATION FREE LIFESTYLE, WE ARE ABLE TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF THIS. SO HERE WE ARE SAT ON A PLANE, (ONLY £17 EACH FLIGHT TICKET).

An airplane soaring through the air

Flying out to Romania, to a country we have never visited, to meet up with people we have never met, speaking a language we are yet to learn. No wonder people think we are crazy… we love the adventure of the unknown.
We love travelling with kids.
We arrive in Taxi at 3 / 4 in the morning local time, not only are they up to welcome us in, they even help unload and carry all our luggage in while we struggle in with heavy sleeping children.
They show us to our room, assure us there is no need to rush to get up the next day, to rest and get up when we are ready.
Is Romania children friendly?
Delta or Virgin

Family out in the snow

Just the welcome we needed at that crazy hour.
The next morning the kids were super excited to see where we had landed and met some Romanians.
We went down to 'pancakes' for breakfast, the kids were so happy and ate loads.
Then we got packed up, loaded into their car and they drove us to their property, nearly two hours away, to help us get settled in.
They treated us to lunch and drinks on the way, they packed extra, blankets, pillows and games for the kids, even supplied us with a local sim card to use while we are here and shared with us many things about themselves and the area we would be staying.
We arrived in the dark, and once again the children went straight to bed. While we unloaded and thanked these lovely people.
New family travel adventure
The following morning, we woke up with lil man in bed with us, (this often happens the first night in a new location).
He jumps out of bed and looks out of the window describing all he can see.
Then it's vamonos Daddy, let’s go!
They go and explore our new home for the next few months.
We so love travelling with kids, they see the magic in everything.
In a separate part of the building, there are three small kittens and the children are instantly in love.
There is lots of space both inside and out for them to explore and play. I spend most of my day creating Romanian flashcards for the lil ones to learn the local language.

Games to play

We even have a live-in host for the first few days to help us get to know everything we need to know, super helpful, friendly and polite.
After a tasty dinner all together and story time, the children snuggle up in bed and drift off to sleep. Leaving both David and I to reflect on yet another crazy adventure.
Did we really know what to expect?
Did we really know this place even existed?
Did we know this would be a lovely welcoming and hospitable family?
NO!
We didn't, we also totally underestimated, their kindness, and how welcomed we feel.
We are so happy with the start of our latest adventure.

About Forever Family

Our life mission is to Have ALL Parents spend MORE time with their KIDS! This sounds so simple, yet family time is low on peoples priorities, it is so underrated! We all need to learn that our children need our time, love and energy. Not stuff, things and TV.

About Author

Laura Helen:

English Author, Entrepreneur, Minimalist and Digital Nomad.