Tag Archives: Mediterranean

Getting to know Genoa before fond farewells

Our final port on our 7 day Mediterranean cruise was the northern Italian city of Genoa. What a pleasure it was to take it easy, with no rushing around to join any sort of tour. We happily set off on … Continue reading

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We’ve seen Messina

The downside of organised tours in general is that there’s no guarantee that you will actually get what you (believe) you’ve paid for, and I’ve found that tour guides get on their soapbox a little too much for my liking. … Continue reading

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Marvellous Malta

Second stop on our Mediterranean cruise was the island state of Malta – the largest island in the archipelago (or cluster of islands) that makes up the Republic of Malta. The approach into the naturally deep Grand Harbour was impressive.. … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead

I had always imagined cruising would be a lovely, relaxing way to travel, so when we saw a great deal for a week-long western Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Splendida… departing from Barcelona on a convenient date (fitting in with … Continue reading

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That’s the ticket

It seems to be an unfortunate habit of ours to get some kind of traffic infringement fine on our epic European jaunts, away from the familiarity of our home in Argenton sur Creuse, central France. Last year it was a speeding … Continue reading

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