All’s Well That Ends Well

Stranded, we were in a parking lot with luggage and no taxis in sight. Joel flagged a cabbie that took one look at our massive baggage and he phoned another driver. The first thing he asks is what destination and …

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Bus, Bus, Bust

The best laid plans of mice and men. Never have we experienced a time when everything we touched turned to shite but this leg of our trip sorely vexed us and drove us several times to tears. The plan was: …

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Ship 4 – Celebrity Silhouette

We are on day 4 in port at Athens, Greece. Since we have explored this city previously we slept in and had a relaxing day on board our home for the next 12 days. This ship has taken the best …

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Fun in Folkstone

We had never heard of Folkstone and don’t ever plan on visiting again however we are certainly happy we discovered this gem of a city and recommend it as a stopping off point for cruising out of Dover. Sadly it …

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Desolation in Dover

You have not lived until you have schlepped 6 pieces of luggage from one end of Victoria Station in the middle of the night amongst travelers of distinction across the street winding through late night diners out enjoying a last …

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Down and Out in Dover

Leaving Amsterdam we hoped was not apropos to the beginning of our journey. The check out process was smooth and we were happy to have our funds sorted out knowing we could afford the 20 minute taxi ride to the …

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A Failed Romance

Remember that phenomenon in the late 70’s coming upon crowds of people in the mall gathered around optical illusion illustrations with burst of excitement at seeing “hidden” phrases and pictures in the art work? I for one could never see …

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The Great Steady Rock of Gibraltar

This line from a song by the musician Nick Cave sent us its siren song almost 10 years ago to woo us to the country of Malta which was our first cruise port. What a fascinating area with its stamp …

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Ciao Civitavecchia

3 days on land gave us ample time to explore this lovely seaside port. It took a couple of times getting lost as we attempted to make our way to the pier ever present in the distance. Our first hotel …

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Carnival Cruise Review

12 nights and 6 ports comprised of England, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Belgium. Since we are continuing back to back with this ship we have preferred to stay on board while in port with the exception of a Wi-Fi …

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