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At the top of the cable car, many people walk straight past the gardens to get to the toboggan ride. That is fair, but if you want to see the gardens then do that first or you will have to come back up again as opposed to going down from the base of the toboggan. The Monte Tropical Gardens are...
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Jean goes to the beach Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Christopher Columbus came across Gran Canaria in 1492 and he instantly liked the verdant palm groves and excellent climate. The harbour may be tranquil but just a bus ride away is a world famous beach. Jean shows you where to get the bus and the journey to Maspalomas Beach. A busy beach where...
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Doris Visits Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Christopher Columbus came across Gran Canaria in 1492 and he instantly liked the verdant palm groves and excellent climate. The harbour may be tranquil but the capital Las Palmas is lively. It is an easy walk from the port as Jean shows. OLD TOWN Visitors are drawn to explore the atmospheric cobbled streets and leafy courtyards of its...
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Doris Visits La Palma in the Canary Islands Once you are in the Canaries area, your ship is just a floating hotel, which overnight moves you to another island. La Palma, ‘the fair isle’, was our stop having left Madeira. It is so called because of its fabulous landscape. Of all the many cruise stops, Santa Cruz is up there as...
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Tenerife, Canary Islands on the P&O Azura A628 Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and it has an active volcano, Mount Teide, which often rumbles and has a dramatic moonscape landscape now a National Park. Other landscapes here are the verdant valleys and lush plantations and vast pinewoods to the glorious beaches. There is a lot to see, but...
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Doris Visits Lisbon Lisbon is the richest region of Portugal by GDP per capita, and as such it is a busy commercial city. Trying to find a good map that is not designed to sell you something is not easy. The wealth of tourist leaflets may swamp you, so we advise some research, a plan and a route worked out...
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Typical Canary Islands / Iberia Cruise A811 6th May 2018 is almost the same as A628 detailed here. Most Canary Island Cruises will follow this route. The Canary Islands itinerary is a favourite on many ships. Here it is explained, take a look at Jean's films of the possible destinations and what you can expect there. Our cruise overview - nice weather, flat...
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Doris Visits Lanzarote Lanzarote is another volcanic island with the darker black, red and white sand beaches and the moonscape parks that you can tour or drive through. The landscape is best seen from the Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park which is famous for the fantastical shapes created by solidified volcanic lava. These have steaming hot natural holes...
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Casablanca, Morocco's largest city on the Atlantic Coast. Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, in the central west part of Morocco is one of the world's largest artificial ports, Port Casablanca. It is the Morocco's largest city and most definitely a place as well as a film, but most people may know the 1942 film better. Kathy Kriger was such a fan...
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Doris Visits Madeira with an overnight stay. After three days at sea which seemed to fly by, we arrived in Madeira, otherwise known as the Garden Island because of the wonderful display of sub-tropical plants and flowers. A few months before we arrived there was a terrible bush fire that destroyed homes and killed three people. The results were seen from the...
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