Culture shock 😊

The difference couldn’t be bigger: yesterday morning I woke up on a camping and yesterday evening looked like this:

I must admit that at the start of the day I had to get used to being around so many people again 😱 but in the end it was such fun to be able to chat with everybody, eat fine food, drink amazing wine and… sleep in a real bed!!!

2 Girls on a camping 

So far so good here, the weather is around 20 degrees C with sunshine from dusk till dawn. We are catching up on schoolwork a lot and do little trips to the beach in between.

This is what our trip looks like on Polarsteps

Michael will be back tomorrow and I want to head for the Algarve then.

We are trying to eat as healthy as possible here, our Herbalife smoothie in the morning, some fruits and soy yoghurt for lunch, 

But last night I really had to throw these away:

Omg, why would anybody want to eat this crap?? Luckily I had some spinach burgers left in the freezer…

The joy of clean clothes 

We had 2 more great days at our free spot at the beach 👍😍

But it was time to get a proper shower and do some laundry, and as Michael is leaving for Belgium again (for ‘De Improfeten’), we decided to go to a camping.

And that’s where we are now! I’ll be staying here with Amélie till M gets back, the camping is really nice (south of Lisbon) and the weather report looks great so we don’t complain (yet) 😜 

Surf’s Up!

So…what have we been up to since the last post?!

First of all, we had to catch up on some school work, so Friday and Saturday were mostly that.

Which resulted in this

Then Michael came ‘home’ Saturday night (yay!) and we took him to see Belém on Sunday, to visit the modern art museum

When we had a drink afterwards on a nice terrace next to the river, 

(Yes. A. is sniffing my beer when I’m not watching), Michael accidentally threw his beer all over me because supposedly there was a fly on my shoulder 😬 this was what M and A looked like when I got back from the toilet (cleaning up my jeans)

Scared as hell, as they should be…

Before we could get in an Uber, my pants had to be dry so we walked to the beautiful Torre de Belém

But enough about Lisbon! We are in such a great place now: Peniche!

Our friend Carry tipped us about a surf contest here, so we left Lisbon on Monday to check it out. We found ourselves a nice free spot again, right on the beach, thanks to the app Park4night (we owe this app a lot!)

And on Tuesday we had a lot of fun with the MEO Rip Curl contest 



But today was the very best, because finally Amélie could try it herself 🏄

We rented a board for her and she really nailed it

So now we are back in our camper, all glowing and happy with this great day and curious about what tomorrow will bring, one thing is for sure: we sure DID flip flop our daughters life 😉

Notice the flip flops on our hats 😜


We had a great day! We started with some math exercises and then got on the bus for 30 minutes (I feel every little bone in my back now, the Portuguese bus drivers are a special breed…) to go to the famous Oceanária of Lisbon 

A special thank you goes to this octopus, check it out till the end!

​Then we had some fun on a funicular (cable transport) and in a waterfall

And we discovered the shops of Lissabon 😜

After we Ubered back to the camping, Amélie volunteered to do some more math 😱😱😱 yes I was shocked too!!! And now, after diner, she is reading her Dutch Language book, for fun… 

We must be doing something right here… ❤️