Turkey with a twist. A strange summer welcoming ritual, beautiful Armenian ruins, fairy chimney inns and a different side of Istanbul.
Cruising can be a fun, comfortable and trouble-free option for seeing many different places over a short period of time. While I favor longer cruises with overnights and long port times, I also LOVE Hawaii, which requires spending about 4 days in a row at sea, and often dealing with sea-sickness, depending on what Neptune Read more »
Someone asked me to try to share some of my expertise on cruising here, So, I came up with a list of things most people commonly expect from cruising, which they do not always get.
Antes de poner un pie en las Malvinas, lo único que realmente sabía acerca de ellas era que había habido una guerra entre Argentina e Inglaterra por la posesión de su territorio en los ochentas.Los uruguayos, con una cercanía cultural muy profunda con la Argentina, nos habíamos visto naturalmente inclinados a apoyar el lema de Read more »
As things are, I am probably the only person I know who has been to both Gibraltar and the Falkland islands. These two special places have one interesting thing in common: they are much contested UK territories outside of the UK, people are bilingual Spanish-English in both of them, and they seem to have a Read more »
As it usually happens to me with films and places, I fell in love with New Zealand for the first time after watching St. Clair, Otago – Photo by PhillipC a movie. In this case, it was Lee Tamahori’s superb ONCE WERE WARRIORS. This is a 90′s movie, so, NZ and I actually go way Read more »
I visited Hilo many times. Every single time, it rained at some point. Meanwhile, when I sailed into the other side of the Big Island, the sun was always shining. Apparently, there is a scientific explanation for this, but I won´t go into that now. I remember two special times fondly. Once, my Canadian friends Read more »
A few years back, I crossed the Panama canal a couple of times on a cruise ship. Oddly enough, my most vivid memory of the canal is of a gay Philipino boy named Joy who was withening my teeth at the spa in front of the window, during the crossing. I did actually write a Read more »
Desert safaris, cultural centre, magic fountains and a drink on top of the world´s tallest building; welcome to Dubai.