Category: Cruises

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Porto

I had been wanting to visit Portugal for a long time and now we were there I was so excited. The city of Porto (or Oporto), our first stop, is Portugal’s second largest city,...

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Santiago de Compostela

The first port on our Iberian cruise was actually A Coruña, a city on the north-west Atlantic coast of Galicia, Spain. And  we did manage to find time to tour it briefly in the...

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Iberian Splendour Cruise 2015

Finding ourselves with an excuse to visit Barcelona and wanting to cram in as much as possible on  our holiday, we decided to take advantage of a Holland America Line cruise out of Southampton that finished...

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Pompeii and Pizza

When you go to Naples there are two must do’s – Pompeii and Pizza. Naples is Italy’s third largest city after Rome and Milan, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the...

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Catania and Taormina

Another port, another tour. This time we used the company Sicily with Mario. He had good reviews on TripAdvisor and they were well deserved. Our driver was very accommodating, to the point that he...

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Malta

  The Republic of Malta, because of its strategic position in the Mediterranean, has been ruled by a succession of naval powers, the most recent being Britain. As a consequence, English is an official...

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A Day in Montenegro

STOP PRESS: Kotor just rated No. 1 city in the world to visit in 2016, by Lonely Planet! Montenegro is one of those European places that have always held a fascination for me, as being...

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Packing it in

(Photo courtesy Australian Frequent Flyers) It pays to be organised when travelling, particularly with your luggage. With many airlines cracking down on carry-on size and weight limits, it is worth taking the time to...

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The Amalfi Coast

We’ve been to the Amalfi Coast twice now. The first was during a driving holiday in Italy and it was an unnerving experience for a number of reasons. I was driving along the freeway near Salerno,...