Cienfuegos, Cuba.
November 13, 2017

On November 12 at 8:00 The World anchored at Cienfuegos, a city on Bahía de Cienfuegos, a bay on Cuba’s south coast. Known as Cuba’s ‘Pearl of the South’ ,the colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin. It became a trading […]

Trinidad de Cuba.
November 12, 2017

Located in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in Central Cuba, is the perfectly preserved Spanish outpost of Trinidad, famous for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. It was founded in the early 16th century in honor of the Holy Trinity and was a bridgehead for the conquest of the American continent. Its neo-baroque main […]

December 27, 2015

Monday, December 21st Headed to Brugge to enjoy a few days of being a tourist and some last minute Christmas shopping. First stop was an early checkin at Hotel Prinsenhof, a delightful family run boutique hotel, followed by a stroll around the medieval town while dodging the rain. For lunch we caught up with Mieke and […]

Day 4: Llangollen to Trefonen
October 5, 2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015 Breakfast at 7am and Mike took me to my starting point for my walk. Well, actually, on my request he took me about 2km further, to where the Path left the road. I figured with the 25kms (15.5miles) ahead that day, shaving a few off at the start wasn’t a bad […]

Caroline’s European Summer Trip 2015
August 3, 2015

On Sunday, August 2nd it was packing time again as the next day I left for my summer trip to Europe. London – 4-6 August First stop was London where I arrived on the morning of the 4th after a sleepless flight (nothing new there, at least not in economy). I headed straight to my dear friends […]

Hoi An and Da Nang from Chan May
November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21st The World left Ha Long Bay at 8pm on November 20th and docked in Chan May around 6pm the following day. The ship was docked miles form anything so that evening we did not go ashore.   Saturday, November 22nd We hired a private car with driver and guide and set of […]

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay
November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Around noon we reached Ha Long Bay, our entry point into Vietnam. The bay features some 2000 of limestone karst islets and islands in all shapes and sizes, which makes for stunning scenery. In 1994 the bay was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. While sailing into the bay and […]

Hong Kong
November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 After a long, tiring flight (these long hauls usually are) on Qatar Airlines from Brussels, via Doha – somehow we’d expected more of that airline… will have to try Emirates next – we arrived in Hong Kong. A pre-booked car was waiting for us at the airport and the pampering started […]

Bern and Zurich
October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 We set off ‘reasonably’ early towards Zurich, to have time to spend lunch and the afternoon in Bern. And so we did. While driving to Bern we experienced some heavy rains, but, by the time we got to Bern they eased and stopped, making for an enjoyable afternoon wandering around Bern […]

Kim, Vaughan, Toulouse and Carcassone
October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 We arrived in Toulouse and had parked Sterlin at Kim and Vaughn’s place, just as Vaughn came home from work. We spent 2 nice evenings reminiscing about our trip – Kim and Vaughan are 2 of our convoy partners through China. Hard to believe we have been on the road for […]

Nantes, Bordeaux, Dune du Pilat
October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014 On the way to Nantes we made a flying visit to St Malo. We planned to stop for a quick coffee and a look around, but all of the parking was height restricted so we made a u-turn at a round-about and continued South. Oddly enough that round-about was the most […]

Caroline finally makes it to Mont St Michel
October 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 We approached Mont- Saint-Michel late afternoon under overcast skies. But nothing could diminish the excitement of finally seeing this tiny island commune in Normandy. I (Caroline) had been wanting to see this for the longest time. First stop was the information center where we found out about hotels nearby and how […]

Amiens, Paris and Versailles
September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 After lunch we said goodbye to Marijke and Coen and drove from Wageningen to Tourcoing; the latter picked solely as stopover en route to Versailles to avoid a long day’s driving. There is not much to Tourcoing. A nice little church in the center of town, but that is about it. […]

August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014 We said goodbye to Eeklo for now and took a train to Brussel. We’d never visited Brussel together before so we decided that after seeing lots of new and exotic places a visit to Belgium’s capital was in order. We may be doing this more often before flying out of Zaventem! […]

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