Trafalgar Coach tour by Howard Elmes – part 2

Prague is too complex a destination to do credit to in just a few sentences, so I will sum it up as simply a place well worth visiting. Following a second night in Prague, the coach moved on into Slovakia and a lunch time stopover in its capital Bratislava. Once again, free time is allowed […]

Trafalgar Coach tour by Howard Elmes – part 1

We have recently returned from a guided coach tour in Europe. This is the second such tour we have done in Europe but with an interval of almost 18 years in between. I recall before the first tour having some doubts about the whole concept of guided tours in general, as opposed to “Eurorailing” or […]

The Day My Imagination Ran Riot in Ravello by Margaret Sims

It started like any other day in Italy. We were waiting for an open-top bus to take us from Amalfi to the hill-top town of Ravello. I was looking forward to this day – a beautiful town and a scenic walk back. It was Sunday. The bus drove up crowded, narrow roads and stopped outside […]

South America/Antactica – (part 5) by Betty Fielding

We were in Ushuaia, on the southern tip of Argentina, sometimes known as “the end of the world”, and were due on the pier at 4pm to board the “Polar Pioneer” for our eagerly awaited journey to Antarctica. Earlier in the day we walked by the port for a peek at our home for the […]

Antarctica (final part) by Betty Fielding

Our adventure continued on like this with 2 to 3 zodiac landings and excursions every day. At every landing we were greeted by a chorus of penguins – adelie, gentoo and chinstraps – you never tire of watching these playful creatures. As it was nesting season we managed to see lots a chicks – so […]