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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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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Cairo -Pyramids-Museum

This morning we departed Cairo for Alexandria. Alexandria is the biggest learning city in the Mediterranean area. Many Greek philosophers came to learn in Alexandria Library. We visited the new library which was designed by a Norwegian man who won a competition out of 1000 entries. The library is made of grey granite designed and inscribed with symbols of 120 [….]

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Travelling in Morocco

We had  a great day yesterday travelling from Erfoud Ouarzazate via El Kelâa M´gouna, weather today is  clear and sunny with a brilliant blue sky. We visited an old fort from many years ago, then to a fossil factory which had fossils dated back millions of years ago, so interesting, Morocco is known for many fossils, an oasis in the middle [….]

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Lisbon Spain

We landed in Lisbon and our feet did not hit the ground for the whole day.  Lisbon is a beautiful well planned city which is very easy to navigate the wide boulevards that run down to the river. The small narrow cobblestone streets are lined with restaurants, cafes and of course pastry shops where you can taste the famous Portuguese [….]

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Camino de Santiago

Well guess what? I went to the midday mass again today and the botafumeiro lit up and swung up and down the aisle. Absolute perfection. I smiled this time. I lined up an hour before and once inside standing room only. I went down near the altar and sat on a step at the base of one of the marble [….]

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CAMINO

Completion of Christine’s First Camino  I will do my best to describe an extraordinary, overwhelming day. 7degrees when walking into the Cathedral. The day turned out to be sunny but at times cool. We met up with Sam, the lady Michael had taught, had coffee and went to the Cathedral for the Pilgrims Mass. We arrived at 11.15, standing room [….]

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