#RDMission100-7 : Celebrity Solstice Cruise Day 2 : Bay of Islands, NZ

It’s the following

  • 8 days into our trip
  • 4.5 years I’ve aged in the last week
  • 7 hours since I’ve scolded Mitchell for not listening to an explicit instruction, hitting his sister or giving his opinion
  • 18 timeouts this morning for Mitchell
  • 1st morning on the boat here in the Bay of Islands

Couple observations on our vacation experience so far

  • Travelling with kids is no joke. All those “mommy bloggers” or “parent travel bloggers” who tell you that travelling with kids is easy are all fucking liars.
  • My kids are easy travellers. The Baba has been an exceptional traveller for his first 4 years. This year with the introduction of his sister along with being a highly opinionated 5 year old has made him quite difficult.
  • It is not about physical or packing preparation. We’ve packed more luggage than I’ve ever seen before …

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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