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Located between Rijeka and Split on the Adriatic Sea, this old town boasts many Roman ruins but the history of Zadar stretches back beyond that. It is the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia with evidence of inhabitance dating back to the late Stone Age and settlements that have been dated as early as the Neolithic, that is between 15 and...
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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success shot in Hawaii. See Jean's recap of the film after watching it on the Aurora autumn cruise of New England. Kualoa Ranch is where it was shot, and Jean was there in January while on the Arcadia world cruise and filmed it for Doris Visits...
Jean looks at the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on a World Cruise for Doris Visits. There is nothing quite like a world cruise, and once addicted, you will want to do it again. Most of the ships leave for these adventures just as the new year starts. It is some time before they are in Asia, but you lose...
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In this cruise stop at Cape Canaveral, Jean avoids the theme parks and heads for Jetty Beach and Cocoa Beach in search of the classic old wooden pier. But what she is really after is a taste of one of the best coconut shrimp dishes at any bar. Follow her..... you can chat and share later. Cunard's Queen Victoria stops...
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Probably our favourite Christmas market, it does find itself on many Christmas market itineraries. The city itself is both charming and compact enough to be inviting and easy. The ship normally docks early and allows a long day so the visit becomes even easier and more interesting. We have a Hamburg guide film which is very informative, but you can...
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Crete has a good public bus service. The PORT bus stop is about 50 meters from where you dock, the fare is about 3.40 Euros return and takes ten minutes to Chania. The buses are frequent, and can be one every five minutes. Chania bus service can be researched here but there is no need, it is in the port,...
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A world cruise stop at Phu My Vietnam. The ship docked bright and early in Phu My, and with no trouble we were ashore and in our excursion coach heading for Ho Chi Minh City. Previously known as Saigon it was once known as Prey Nokor a sea port of the Khmer before the Vietnamese took control in the 17th...
Malta is being transformed. Everywhere there seems to be building sites, not least round the town where what looks like a sea level deep moat is being excavated and imagined as a new thoroughfare. Perhaps this will be a new walk in from the port, and there will be a lift up to the town, the Tyrone fountain and...
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Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...
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Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Bequia is that kind of island. Pronounced Beck-way it takes an hour on the ferry to travel the 9 miles on a local ferry from the pier at Kingstown St Vincent. Time table and costs here. Beach...
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