Just before we moved to China, we decided to go on a bit of a road trip around Southern Spain for a couple of weeks. We were looking for beautiful scenic towns, good weather and nice beaches, and Andalusia definitely did not disappoint.
So we thought as a first family holiday, we would travel to Malta from where we live in Vienna. We chose Malta because it wasn’t too far away (2 hour flight from Vienna) and it seemed pretty westernised and if anything happened, a lot of people spoke English. However, we wanted to keep a sense of adventure to it so we decided to stay in two different places. The first 3 nights were spent in Gozo and the remaining four, in a place called Mellieha, north of the main Maltese island. We chose Mellieha because it had a beautiful beach right next to our accommodation and we thought it would be great to have some time at the beach and Penny could show off her swimming skills she has been practising at swimming lessons. Unfortunately for us, the weather wasn’t exactly beach weather. Quite the opposite actually! I realise we were unlucky as it was beautiful weather the week before, and lovely the week after as well. Typical!
So we’ve just come back from the most lovely 2 nights in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic and I’m getting quite sad (but also excited) thinking that that was probably our last time away just the two of us. Although, I did think that during the last one and we ended up going away again, so who knows! It was a last minute trip; only booking the car and hotel about a week before. We stayed at Hotel Bellevue, which was perfect and had a wonderful buffet breakfast, so we were able to last a good while each morning before feeling hungry again. We rented a car and got upgraded to a beast of a vehicle and left Vienna for the 3 hour drive to Český Krumlov.
For the Easter break, we rented a car in Vienna and drove the easy and very picturesque journey down in to Slovenia. Living in Vienna makes it super easy to cross into other countries and even though it’s a short(ish) journey, it feels like we’re so far away from home. I love having a car to explore as I can pack what I want and we can take our time and explore other places. I love having the freedom that a car provides and they’re easy to hire in Vienna. Unlike England, you don’t need a code or faff about providing proof of address, etc. We hired a Skoda with Rentalcars.com for a very reasonable price of €111.47 for 6 days.