The third and last Island visited during the cruise and the only time we had rain…. See the YouTube Video 0r many of the other videos available.
Lifou, was the second island we visited during our Carnival Cruise to the Pacific Islands. I found the following YouTube Video about Lifou where the photographer filmed some of the the extraordinary things we experienced but did not film. Hierdie is nou ‘n man wat nie omgekoop kan word nie, […]
Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, and therefore there are more industrial activity on this Island than on the others but it’s still a nice to get of the boat and take a wander, Experience life in a different environment . I found this YouTube Video of Noumea, which might […]
On our first visit to Singapore, we did the free bus tour through Changi, thanks to Singapore Airlines. Although it was only a stop over between Barcelona and Brisbane, and it rained on the day, we had to make the most of our time. I would have liked to spend […]
Barcelona, in Spain, is a very different and interesting city to visit. The architecture is something to experience, definitly not something I have seen anywhere else, it unique…it is Barcelona.
Although Porto is a old and poor area of Portugal, the poeple there was very friendly and energetic. Kids were playing soccer while the adults cooked steak on the BBQ.
Paris, beautiful Paris.
Milan, World famous city …..
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 […]
Another typical Eropean town, at the ocean.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Wow, What an experience. Our cruise in the Mediterranean departed in Venice and our first stop was Bari, towards the south of Italy. A typical 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Sanette’s visit to South Africa
Dubai – April 2009, it was a very hot and windy summer day, the first impression was the similarities between the different buildings, the architecture and the sandstone colours etc. The visibility that day was so bad that you couldn’t appreciate the facade of some Iconic buildings of Dubai which […]
Visited at the Waterfront Hotel in Diddillibah Queensland, next to the Maroochy River. A very peaceful and relaxing experience, I can surely do with more days like this in my life. The Hotel at Diddillibah in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.
On our way to Adelaide, we drove past the Giant Koala near Dadswells Bridge, in Victoria.
Visiting Melbourne Aquarium was a great experience for us and is highly recommended.
Cruise to Watson bay from Sydney Harbour.
A familiar face chatting with the family in a peaceful atmosphere.
The world famous Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbor, a must see even if it’s just to say “been there done that”. Unfortunately, there was some maintenance work happening, when we visited it.
Opposite the Sydney Opera House is another famous icon. Construction started in 1926 and the Sydney Harbor Bridge was officially opened 1932.