List 44/52 – Things That Make The Kids Happy While Travelling

Many of these are things that make the kids happy anywhere and are not specific to travelling, but when we come across them while travelling they are that much more exciting!

1. A hotel room with a fridge. Lillian insists she can only drink COLD water.

2. A swimming pool.

3. Iced chocolate drinks.

4. Ice-cream.

they found toys


5. Phone time. ie. Playing games or watching movies on the ipod.

6. Sticky rice. Ed’s favourite food.

7. Other kids to play with. Unfortunately this has been rare, apart from the month we spent at the home-stay and school.

8. Restaurants with games. Lil can play chess and checkers now.

play sala

A play sala!

9. Playgrounds. Also hard to come by.

10. A tv with an English kids’ channel.

11. Hotels or restaurants with toys.

12. A western style toilet.

13. A beach.


The zoo!

14. A zoo.

15. Bike riding.

16. English books.

Tin Tin

A kid’s book! In English!



8 Responses to “List 44/52 – Things That Make The Kids Happy While Travelling”

  1. 1 Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist November 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    It’s a shame you haven’t found more kids to play with. That’s always a good one.

  2. 6 suzy November 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    They sound like the same things my kids would enjoy too. Have you had to do much school work with Lil, or is there not much to keep on top of?

    • 7 Madeline November 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Suzy, Lil does mathletics online which her teacher accesses and sets new things for her to do on. Apart from that she has a (US) grade 1 workbook that we bought in Bangkok and she does a few pages most days while Ed is napping. It’s a struggle at times. She reads things everywhere (she was at reading level 16 when we left). The hardest thing has been getting her to write, which the workbook helps with. She’s not been interested in keeping a travel journal at all, sadly!

  3. 8 SugarShack November 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Great post and love the first photo especially!

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