Month: <span>May 2013</span>

May 28, 2013May 28, 2013

Playing extra time in Prague.

If you can afford the time and cost, adding a few extra nights pre and post tour in places like Paris or Prague is a great way to begin or end a trip. You get the time to revisit locations, sample more foods and do more shopping (quite an advantage in Prague where we were...

May 24, 2013May 24, 2013

Join the Club – celebrate your Birthday overseas.

Janine and Helen both celebrated their significant 60th Birthdays overseas – Janine in St Petersburg, Russia and Helen in China. On the very day of her Birthday, Kerry was visiting Machu Picchu. This month, Maureen had her Birthday in Paris. Not to be outdone, Trish yesterday celebrated her Birthday in both Vienna AND in Bratislava,...

May 21, 2013May 21, 2013

The hills are alive with the sound of…

The sound of…hailstones actually. It happened yesterday afternoon in Salzburg and caught everyone by surprise. Travel tip No.1: Wear layers of clothing and take your umbrella. Travel tip No.2: Always listen carefully to the local knowledge of the Guides when they tell you, for instance, that Salzburg can experience unexpected, brief but heavy rainfall. Hailstones...

May 20, 2013May 20, 2013

“Don’t you ever get off the ship, Mum?”

The daughter of one of our group tour members has been following our blog and photos and started wondering whether or not her mother actually left the ship at all. Why would you leave the ship if every day someone made your bed for you, a team of chefs prepared delectable meals from breakfast to...