12 weeks old and 7 cities in

Travelling with the the Little Monkey has been a fairly easy journey so far thanks to my favourite items and tricks when travelling with a baby. She has been on 8 flights to date, visiting London, Bahrain (stop overs), Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi  and Pairs. Including various road trips to Agra to see the gorgeous Taj Mahal and all around Mumbai with its intense traffic jams.

The month long travels have been a  smooth journey for  us (for the most part), mainly because we had low expectations (hah!), took things  in stride without getting stressed out and ,  oh yes,  whilst in India we had an entire village (ok a team of 3  –  grandmother/grandaunt/great grand mother combo) to take care of the Little Monkey! That sure helped!

This post is dedicated to her travels and the wonderful sites she’s seen and people she’s met. She will most definitely want to re-visit most of these places when she’s older but our parents instilled the love for travel in us when we were very young and we thought it fitting that we start the same journey with our little one.  We hope to make a couple trips each year, though not all of them will be this adventurous (mainly because of budget constraints!).


London & Bahrain

Meeting friends in London at the Riverfront Restaurant

When in London – reach for a Pint

View from the London Eye

Westminster Abbey

With the family in London at Waterloo Bar and Kitchen

On board Gulf Air with Dad

Enjoying the bassinet the on board Nanny provided on Gulf Air

Hanging with Santa and his reindeer at the Bahrain duty free


Dressed up for High Tea at the Taj Oberoi  

Ancient painting with vegetable dyes at the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai

Getting a professional massage

First glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal

More of the Qutab Minar

Middle of Qutab Minar – local kids love the “whiteys”!

Chilling at the Taj Mahal in Agra

Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi



With the parents at the Eiffel Tower
Taking in Paris at a Cafe
Train ride with Dad from Paris to London

Getting cultured at the Louvre

  • Natasha Fatah
    January 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    What an exciting first few months on this planet!
    I loved seeing your trip through Akira’s eyes.


  • gillian
    February 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

    this is super cute 😀 thanks for sharing!!

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  • Anne Taylor
    June 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    My grandson turned 12 weeks old today and I could see that it would be a fairly good time to travel with him! What an adventure your baby had!

  • Nate
    December 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    very nice photos

  • Nate
    April 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Would love to travel to London

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    December 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Wow I love to travel but cannot imagine doing it with such a young baby!

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