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8
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 4

We arrived at the island of Korcula, Croatia, early this morning. Korcula has been inhabited since 400BC and has Roman influences. In more recent times it was part of the Venetian empire. It is a beautiful walled city with many back alleys. We stopped at a restaurant to enjoy some local delicacies. There is also […]

7
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 2

We got up this morning to another hot August day in Venice. It seems like a lot of the residents have gone out of town for the holidays. A couple of cruise ships are in town so there are quite of few tourists here.   After breakfast, we took a leisurely walk through the Dorsoduro […]

6
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 1

Here I am catching up in the transit area of Rome’s International Airport. The flight over was excellent. Darlene and I secured Air Canada aeroplan business class seats eleven months ago. As usual, Air Canada was excellent. With full flat beds we were able to catch 5-6 hours of sleep.   From Rome we will […]

10
Jun

Amazing Dubai

Emirates airlines launched new daily direct service from Seattle to Dubai on March 01 so I took advantage of the 14 hour & 50 minute non-stop flight.   The flight departed at 5:30PM so I had plenty of time to drive the 2 ½ hour route from Vancouver the day of departure. There are plenty of […]

8
Apr

Silversea Cruise – Barbados/Coral Mist Beach Hotel

Thursday, April 7 When we woke, the ship was docked in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. We bid a fond farewell to cabin 920, our home for the past 9 days, at 8:00, joined our next door neighbours for breakfast and then proceeded to deck 3 to depart the ship. We were shuttled to the […]

6
Apr

Silversea Cruise – Dominica

Tuesday, April 5 Dominica is a small island, part of the British commonwealth, and arguably the most lush island in the Caribbean. It is a mountainous island, with extensive rain forests, waterfalls and sulphur springs. We docked at Roseau, and then arranged an island tour along with some others on our ship ($20 USD/person for […]