It had been on my ‘to do’ list for as long as I can rememeber, so when an email arrived informing me a speaker was required for a cruise through this architectual master piece I jumped at the opportunity. The disadvatage – there was only two days notice – but sometimes things undertaken in the… Continue reading Panama Canal
I was first in Cartegena over thirty years ago with a boyfriend who is not now my husband. We arrived at dusk and found our pre-booked accommodation located in a very shady part of town down a small badly lit alley. After deciding the sheets on the bed had never been washed we left in… Continue reading Cartegena
I like sitting on a beach as much as the next gal…but after a few hours I need to do something else, normally it’s just seeing what is around the next corner, visiting a museum, exploring the street culture, taking a walking tour, but in August 2017 I took the big step and decided to… Continue reading When is a Holiday not a Holiday…(but more fun)?
The Nile is the largest river in the world, stretching over four thousand miles. Any excursion to Egypt is not complete without spending some time on these iconic waters. Last month I spent four days cruising from Luxor to Aswan on a relatively small (thirty cabin), air conditioned boat complete with swimming pool, bar, restaurant,… Continue reading Cruising Down the Nile: Luxor to Aswan
My father did his obligatory eighteen months national service in 1951 in Egypt and as a little girl he told me stories of his time as a young man and of ‘Horace” his camel. Consequently Egypt has always held romantic sway and been on my ‘to do’ list. So, despite concerns from my mother, friends,… Continue reading TRAVELLING IN EGYPT DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY
Full disclosure: I always thought I did not want to have anything to do with an ‘organised tour’ and have in the past, while acknowledging there is an obvious demand, been a little critical. But when my long term desire to visit Egypt showed no sign of abating, and yet the political instability in this… Continue reading Jewel of the Nile: On The Go Tour
I must have been to Paris on at least ten occasions and knew there was still more to see, so while chatting to the dame in the tourism office and responding to all her suggestions with, “yes I’ve been there” I was delighted to learn of a chateau less than an hour from central Paris… Continue reading Versailles Little Sister – Well Worth a Visit