Today we are in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy where it is 18 degrees but rainy with a 27 kph wind. We went out anyway in our ponchos as we had booked … Continue Reading →


Bright sunny and warm here today. We had nothing planned so we walked into town bullying our way through exceedingly aggressive hordes of taxi, train, bus and horse and carriage … Continue Reading →

Funchal Madeira

One of the most interesting but demanding stops was in Funchal, Madeira. We had a great time and saved money but paid a penalty for doing so. We had visited … Continue Reading →

The Azores

  Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores was our first port on our 42 day cruise. Lorna arranged for a taxi to meet us and take us … Continue Reading →

From Hue to Hoi An by Bus

The task was to get from Hue to Hoi An. Unfortunately Tet, the country wide holiday in Vietnam was still in full force and there wasn’t a seat to be … Continue Reading →

A Sail Back In Time – A Luxury Cruise in Vietnam

In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude offered unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay in what was then known as French Indochina (now Vietnam). The luxury vessel was built by … Continue Reading →