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If you choose to visit the ancient citadel, the Acropolis, it will take over an hour, maybe more if it is busy. It is quite a climb and there is a lot of uneven ground. Essentials are hat, to protect your head from the sun, water, and shoes for the job. Not essential is a bag for the pick-pockets...
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This is one of the oldest running wooden roller coasters in the world. It was built in 1914 and is one of Tivoli's most popular rides. It is suitable for all ages but young children must be accompanied by an adult - and you really feel the surge in your stomach. It is to this day still the most...
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One could bravely suggest Helsinki is always on a Baltic Cruise itinerary, but is that always the case? Well, more often than not it is. It is a small city with a great shopping centre near to the port, so those who love to shop are catered for. Those who want to see what is on the suggested highlights...
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The further you go north, the colder it gets, the more the skies rage, the sunsets are extreme and the night skies can thrill. The more the seas can roar and you might need your sickness bands (click picture for explanation). We had force 10 gales, 97 mph winds and slept through it. Alta is known as the city...
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Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits, but first there is normally an introduction from the head chef and he will introduce key staff. Because he is unlikely to use a microphone, sit towards the front... The...
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Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one, so, how to spread the money over two cruises rather than make mistakes on one... you may have your own ideas you can send us for a second film. If it is your first cruise you may think that once booked, everything is...
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Given the King granted permission to open Tivoli Gardens in 1843, it is unlikely they used the name because it spelt I LOV IT backwards, but just about every kid of every age does - love it. These wonderful gardens inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write the Nightingale. The Park has had an entrance fee since it opened, and highlights have...
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The Teddy Bear Museum in Skagen is in the shadow of the large round red brick observation tower, that looks like a water tower, and opposite Ancher's House. It is an easy walk from the harbour, easier to cycle. The Teddy Bear museum opened in 1998 and is the only one in all Scandinavia. It is fun, and can...
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Originally a Muslim palace "Zuda", was converted to gothic style in 1309 under James II. Who also completed the Cathedral started by his predecessor James I. Palma is an easy and inviting port to explore, on foot at almost no cost, and these wonderful places are very cheap to visit. The Cathedral and the Palace will both charge just a few euros,...
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Zakynthos or Zakinthos is normally a tender port. It is a port that is more likely to be seen than some of the windy islands like Santorini and Mykonos around the tip. As you sail from Croatia area, past Albania towards the tip of mainland Greece, you will pass seven Ionian Islands; the Greek Islands in the Ionian. The...