Florence and Pisa, Italy Short Break

Florence and Pisa, Italy Short Break

This was a short 5 day sightseeing break to Florence and Pisa taken in October 2019. Day One We flew with EasyJet from Gatwick airport to Pisa. After clearing customs we took the Pisa People Mover to Pisa International Station where we caught a train to Floren...

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Kiev, Minsk and Villnius Tour with Explore

This was an eight day guided tour taken with Explore.co.uk in  July/August 2019 visiting Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius. Day One I had chosen an overnight flight to arrive in Kiev very early in the morning. As I was not meeting the tour group until evening I had pre...

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Inca and Panama Canal Holland America Cruise

Inca and Panama Canal Holland America Cruise

This was a four-week trip booked with Cruise Nation which began with 2 nights in Santiago. We then boarded the Holland America Zaandam and set sail stopping at ports in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The trip ended with 2 nights in F...

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Andalucia Spain Solo Tour

Andalucia Spain Solo Tour

This was a two week solo trip taken in August 2018 visiting Seville, Cordoba and Granada. Day One – Seville I flew from Gatwick to Seville with EasyJet airlines. After clearing customs and collecting my baggage I took the EA bus from the airport to Sevil...

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West Indies MSC Cruise

West Indies MSC Cruise

This cruise, taken in March/April 2018, was booked with Iglu Cruises and comprised a 3 night stay at the Accra Resort Hotel in Barbados followed by a 14 night West Indies cruise on the MSC Fantasia. We flew from London Gatwick to Grantley Adams airport in Barb...

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MSC Fantasia Cruise Ship Review

MSC Fantasia Cruise Ship Review

The MSC Fantasia is an 18 deck ship that holds 4500 passengers and has a staff of 1500. As a result when it is full public areas can become very crowded and extremely noisy. The cabins are well appointed with two single or one double bed, sufficient wardrobe s...

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Funchal, Madeira Short Break

Funchal, Madeira Short Break

This was a seven day solo trip taken in December 2017, booked online with TUI travel, staying at Pestana Garden Village Resort in the capital city, Funchal. Day One After leaving home at 4am to get to airport for 7.50 flight I reached my hotel, Pestana Garden...

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Moghul Highlights, India Guided Tour

Moghul Highlights, India Guided Tour

This was a 10 day tour booked with Explore and taken in April 2017. We chose to book a land only tour and arrange our flights independently because we wanted a day in Delhi to acclimatise before joining our tour. We booked flights with Edreams and travelled fr...

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Western Mediterranean MSC Cruise

Western Mediterranean MSC Cruise

This was a six day cruise taken in November 2016 on the MSC Poesia visiting Messina in Sicily, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseilles in France before disembarking in Genoa, Italy. We flew to Italy two days early to visit Sorrento and Pompeii. We...

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Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

This four day short break was taken in March 2015 to experience the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. The trip was advertised on Groupon and included bed and breakfast accommodation for 3 nights, a trip to see the Northern Lights, a trip to see the Golden Ci...

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