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Today was a confluence of sights, sounds and impressions. The highlight of the day was a bicycle ride through a rural area in the settlement of Cam Thanh. It was a lovely, lush area and actually seemed pretty affluent. Preparations for the New Year were evident as we saw people cleaning their property, special signs and traditional chrysanthemum and kumquat plants everywhere. Some of the paths were paved, some were dirt and… Read More

  Cannes is beautiful.  We tendered in right by the Vieux Port (Old Port) and were met by MoMo, a driver we had contracted for a few hours.  The goal was to get out on the coast and take in the scenery, and that is exactly what made this day so special. Before we left town, we headed up the famous waterfront on the Boulevard de la Croisette, where the Palais des… Read More

  Virgin Gorda looks like a perfect script-writers version of what a tropical island should look like.  It features beautiful seascapes with sparkling turquoise water, lots of park land, drivable roads and less obvious poverty. This is a small island, and we could easily navigate the entire area, even while driving on the left.  Traffic was relatively light and the road conditions were better than we have experienced on this trip.  We… Read More

On most trips, my husband forgets at least one essential item – this time, it was shorts. For a South Florida guy who pretty much lives in shorts, this was a big surprise. So, we have another fairly immediate shopping opportunity. Yesterday we flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico to sail on the Azamara Quest for a New Year’s trip in the Caribbean. This morning we woke up in the USVI, St…. Read More

We are cruising the Dalmatian Coast on the Azamara Quest and docked in our first Croatian port of Hvar at around 11AM.   First order of business was to tender into town to venture out on a tour of Island Highlights. This coast is incredibly beautiful with deep blue sea, bright blue sky, a light sea-breeze and layers of history. Today we toured the medieval Hvar Town and Stari Grad (formerly Pharos), stopping at a Dominican Monastery… Read More

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