I knew that you have been hearing about this vacation for a long time in my blog. Always filled with so much anticipation and excitement. Simply because it is our first vacation after my one year pause of pregnancy. And secondly it is our first official vacation as a family (my husband plus my 6 month old baby girl travelling with us). I never realised that spending vacation as a family is never this fun and yet tiring and demanding.
Well I guess you have enough hint already? Let me summarize it for you:
Our first week started with me loosing all our passports and wallets when I accidentally misplaced them between the first hotel we slept and the condo unit we stayed. All my friends are asking me how "stupidly" I could have done that. But between jet-lag, lack of sleep, fatigue and a baby girl to take care of things weren't easy for me. I would admit that I have completely forgotten where I put it. So as you presumed we spent the next days going to the police station, declaring the incident, getting that "crime report" and having an impromptu rendezvous at French Embassy. (Whew, not really an interesting week to start this vacation with). If you think these days of trouble weren’t over yet, well you are mistaken. Since day one we arrived, I barely refuse a luncheon and dinner invitation of families and friends (I am a food lover afterall) and without counting of course the wedding and baptismal parties we feasted on, the result was an early stomach and diarrhea problems for me and my husband. Good thing we anticipated this one so we brought along the good medicines against these. So when we finally headed off to our vacation destination for a one week sejour in the island of Palawan, we thought « No more stress, no more problem that is all behind us now ».
Our vacation is already over but I still have the taste of all these goodies, I still have the images of our funny anecdotes and all those magnificent moment in the beach and our underwater exploit . It was afterall a fantastic vacation!