(This article also appears in Hungarian. A cikk magyar változatáért kattintsatok ide: Baba határok nélkül – Élj a pillanatban )
“No matter who we are or what we do or what we plan to accomplish or dream about? Life may be a journey but the Greatest of all the secrets LIFE CAN ONLY BE LIVED MOMENT BY MOMENT. Now is all we will ever have. Now is shimmering jewel of existence. If we are not fully in this moment, it will be gone forever and we will have missed it. When we start to live moment by moment, we start to appreciate simplycity of life. It is a way of getting to know yourself. It moves us in the direction we meant to go, and we flow with the movement, trusting this unknown current. Through this simple attention we allow ourselves to see and feel the world as it is, always was and always will be – Miraculous, Wondrous, filled with Mistery and Magic”
- Sam Kheira
Now that we are a few days on the road again, we remember how wonderful it is to live fully in the moment. Every day we sleep under the stars, wake up to the singing of the birds, travel with the wind and let us be carried by the unknown current of life. 🙂
In the last days we were in south Bohemia, Czech, the land of the thousand lakes and endless forest. We have never been here before, so literally behind every curve a surprise was waiting for us.
We travel without any plan or expectations, welcoming every opportunity with open heart. And this is how we found – or better said, this is how Hugó found – one of the most beautiful spots, where we ever stayed.
The story begins on a parking of a supermarket. When we came back from shopping, a woman was sitting in the grass in front of our car. Her name was Denisa.
She told us that she really liked our camper, specially the colourful lights in the back and the baby clothes hanging inside for drying. She was very happy to see that there are families traveling with a baby. We started to talk with each other, first about Czech. Denisa told us that the south is famous for the plenty lakes, but that she personally likes even better the north with its pyramid shaped rocks. Then we talked about her. We found out that she would also like to travel to Morocco or Iran. Interesting, inspired by Peter Szűcs from petersplanet.travel, the guest friendly and loving Iran also came in our mind as the next travel destination.
Back to Denisa, she told us about Jindřichův Hradec, that it was a lovely town and that on this day a street art festival would happen there.
Although it was already late afternoon, we decided to have a look. Unfortunately when we arrived, the street art festival was just finished. So we made the best out of the moment, ate ice cream and discovered the town.
Every meeting changes your life forever. Without talking with Denisa, we would have never visited Jindřichův Hradec, we would have never drove the roads that we drove and our travel would have gone in a completely different direction.
After we left the city, it started to get dark. Normally we try to avoid to be at this time still on the road. You have to know, we nearly never sleep on camping places, but always look for beautiful spots, where we can spend the night.
In the last five years of traveling, we were discovering like this a lot of amazing places on lonely sand beaches of Turkey, next to mountain rivers with private pool in France and on beautiful flower fields in the north of Spain.
But this time we were not lucky. It got darker and darker and next to us were only empty fields.
Then Hugó, our five months old son, started to cry. He was thirsty, tired and fed up of driving. We tried to explain him that we would like to use the last 15 minutes of light to find a place and that after it would be only more difficult.
But no chance, he had enough. The next opportunity we stopped at the side of the road. While Zoé was feeding Hugó, Joshua made a little walk. He could not believe what he saw. A beautiful lake surrounded by an oak forest: the first place that Hugó found.
This experience reminded us one more time, that when you go with the flow and follow your heart, everything will be alright.
The evening we spent with cooking and relaxing and in the night we experienced a huge storm,. Although in the morning it was still cloudy and chilly, we could not resist to swim in the lake.
After this the days were like flying.
We made friends with giants …
… cuddled in the mornings …
… discovered more lakes …
and were swimming even more.
We also visited Plzen. It was a great day, although the city was more little than expected.
Look, how beautiful the streets are:
We used the opportunity to bring the LoveRevolution to the city …
… and enjoyed every moment!
Finally it was time to say goodbye to Czech. Right now we are sitting in a peaceful forest in Germany and think about the amazing time that we had . Dekuji Cesko!
For the previous part of the travel diary, click here: Baby without border – Unexpected turn
You can read the next episode of the travel diary here: Travel beyond – No border