Budapest to Amsterdam

This morning we departed the Emerald Sky and bid farewell to our fellow travellers. Amsterdam is best enjoyed on foot walking along countless canals. We visited the Rijksmuseum which has one of the worlds largest art collections, strolled through the beautiful tree lined streets with unusual specialty shops. We wandered through the markets of the Museum Quarter near our hotel [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam

Although our trip started with problems in the end it has been in our favour. After changing ships in Nuremberg our Evergreen ship and an APT ship are the only 2 ships cruising to Amsterdam, all other river boats are still stranded in Nuremberg. The dock accident has been to our advantage less river boats means less tourists in each [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise

  Budapest is Eastern Budapest is Europe’s Eastern liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Today we enjoyed an active guided hike to Buda Hill and Buda Castle, city sights which included the Hungarian Parliament House and the chain bridge linking Buda and Pest. There were only 9 out of 168 passengers who joined on the active component, we hiked over 10,000 [….]

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High Passes of Everest – challenges

We have arrived to Kumjung and now relaxing 😌. at the bakery and enjoying our first cappuccino in warmer conditions. The weather on this trek has been extremely cold -25 at night and only 5 during the day which makes trekking at 5000 meters plus exhausting. Out of the 3 passes we made it over 1 the Chola Pass. We [….]

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High Passes of Everest

Five days ago we landed 🛬 Lukla Nepal the most dangerous airport in the world, thankfully we were blessed with perfect conditions. Myself and my Group are on our way to tackle the High Passes of Everest trekking a less travelled, challenging and strenuous route. We will cross the best adventure passes during the trek Khangma-La Pass (5535m) Chola-La pass [….]

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The Best of Southern India

Sadly our trip to Southern India has come to an end. This trip would not be possible without the great company of 9 wonderful women who shared lots of laughs, our fabulous guides who gave us an interesting and sometimes colourful insight of their state, and our safe driver Manarge and helper Rajesh who safely and skilfully negotiated the manic [….]

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Shades of India

We arrived Kovalam early evening. The Taj Hotel is set in 5 acres of stunning grounds close to the beach. The girls are grateful for a day of relaxation enjoying yoga, shopping at the local handicraft stores, massage therapies, swimming and of course eating delicious food both Indian and Western. Today we will travel by coach to Alleppey where we [….]

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Winter in Nepal

Most tourists do not visit Nepal in winter as they are under the impression that it is too cold to trek. NOT TRUE! This is my first time visit in January and I as pleasantly surprised as the temperature is perfect for trekking. Of course on higher altitude treks you would be more exposed to the cold and first season [….]

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