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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Bucket List

Bucket List

These are the must see places in the world, no matter how you get there. It can be a combination of events like a special cruise rather than just the stops.

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It might be on your bucket list - The Rio Carnival The Rio Carnival has to be one of the worlds most famous events. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro for 2018 will begin on Friday, 9 February and ends on Wednesday, 14 February. You will find it hard to get a hotel if you want to go, but click here to...
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KEY WEST at the tip of the FLORIDA KEYS Key West is a wonderful destination Just ninety miles from Cuba, Key West goes down as one of my favourite places ever, and one I would like to live in for a while. There are many reasons it is a great place, but let me start with it is somewhere that makes...
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The Panama Canal got bigger - New Panamax, new costs! Less than half the length of the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Unlike the free flowing Suez, the Panama Canal is uses a system of locks. This is to save the huge amount of excavation work that would be required for it to be...
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The African Queen is great cruise, but we rafted down the white water as well Zambia was a complete surprise for us. Our travel agents suggested a three night stay on the way out to South Africa, we took two, wish we had stayed a week. We stayed at the Zambezi Sun and the Hotel was exceptional, and it felt...
Aqaba, the gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and so much more. I did not travel to Aqaba when some of the others were shooting a movie there, so I missed Petra and had to endure hearing about it over and over again. It was on my Bucket list and I did get to go there many years...
Kerala in Southern India Doris was inspired to take a tour of southern India because the food is so acclaimed. She also discovered Indian wine which she mentions when she find it again in her film of Atul Kochhar's restaurant. She had no film crew with her, but luckily there is footage from her handicam that shows you just how...
THEME CRUISES - more & more popular ROCK THE BOAT  - Status Quo next Great friends of ours Status Quo have agreed to do the next Rock The Boat - rock music cruise in Australia! Their Rock The Boat 7 sails off on October 16th to 23rd. We would be with them but are already booked to be on the Aurora in...
Cuba, a place to put on your bucket list Fred Olsen likes to add Cuba to their programme, and amongst others, the Braemar and Boudicca stop there next year. We actually stopped in Cuba, I mean stopped there. Not just for a day nor just for an overnight. We toured the country in a small bus for a week, then stayed...
PROGRESSO, Yucatan, Mexico The port city of Progreso is famous for its 7km wharf, the longest in Mexico. Here you will find a bustling promenade popular with the locals as well as tourists. The beach has fine white sand, some of the thatched bars have swing seats. The local food is seafood, a seafood soup, fish cooked in banana skin...
Doris Visits Bequia in the Grenadines Islands Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Cruise passengers do that almost daily on a Caribbean Cruise, but it is the cruises with special destinations that regular cruisers look for. Take the island of Bequia. Well take a...
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