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Dubrovnik

Posibly the most unexpected jewel, on this cruise was undoubtedly Dubrovnik in Croacia. There is always that one place on every trip that you wish you had more time to explore and Dubrovnik was that place for me. On the other hand, it gives me good enough excuse to re-visit […]

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Athens, Greece

Piraeus, the port that provide cruise ships access to Athens. Athens was an experience that is very difficult to explain in words, chaos is putting it mildly, everyone is doing as he or she pleases and no law get’s enforced. Police is blocking off a road due to riots but […]

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Mykonos, Greece

We visited Mykonos at night to experience the nightlife of the Island however I believe it would have been much more valuable to experience it during the day as well duo to the fact that we missed out on the authentic views this beautiful island have to offer. Although Mykonos […]

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Santorini, Greece

Beautiful Santorini, with its white-washed buildings and the blue sea is the Greece of holiday brochures and sunsets here are reputed to be the best in the world! We took a tender boat from the ship to the port where we had a choice between a Gondola or a donkey […]

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Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon is a small holiday port town in Ilia, western Greece, known as the ‘gateway to Olympia’. Katakolon lies just east, 35km or 45 min by bus, of the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace of the famous Games. This is a destination that will let you go away with […]

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Bari

A beautiful Italian city where the english speaking locals are rare and tourist information offices closed but that did not stop the girls from having a great shopping experience. This was the city where we saw our first vehicle accident.  

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Venice

Venice; ancient city on water, hundreds of short cobble stone streets, expensive, smelly, loud locals, but beautiful! When we arrived at Venice we carried our suitcases and hand luggage to our hotel which was about 500m away from the train station. But the iPad directed us in the wrong way […]

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Munich

Octoberfest, 2012, in Munich. On the train between Cologne and Munich we realized that the trains are more full and people much more friendly, especially some Aussies. Spirits were high and festive, by the end of the trip there were quite a few very friendly and loud people getting of […]

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Cologne

Cologne Cathedral Cologne, where 4711 Cologne originates from, was a lovely city, not only because we stayed in the Hyatt hotel but also because of the friendly people. It was a clean and friendly city, with beautiful cathedrals and a mixture of old and new architecture. Wilmien had her first […]

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Rome

After 20+ hours of flights, we finally found ourselves in Rome, exhausted. Our tour guide, Yvonne, had very little sympathy and we were on the run…. Rome, apparently wait for no one. The Colosseum was first on the list.  

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