What will it be like to travel again? Just even getting on a plane – will we remember what to do? Honestly – how many times have you sat in your seat on the aircraft totally ignoring the flight attendant as she runs through the usual instructions for how to fasten (and loosen) your seat… Continue reading Have we forgotten how to travel?
Why tourists are not loved
Anyone who has ever lived in a touristy town or city knows that incoming tourism is very important for the economy. It is what keeps small business going – but my goodness, we tourists have done a horrible job of behaving ourselves. But then along came COVID. Travel stopped. Cities breathed. Waters cleared. Local residents… Continue reading Why tourists are not loved
Running around the world
Well let’s be realistic – I am not a runner – more like a jogger. But I have run two marathons (that’s the long 42 km run – and I felt every kilometer). And I have done a few half marathons. As you can tell I am quite proud of that but I must admit… Continue reading Running around the world
Venice is not Disneyland – yet!
Venice has been in the news lately – locals complain about day trippers ruining the island and have been demonstrating for years to cut down on the size and number of cruise ships coming up the Guidecca Canal. It must have been sadly satisfying for those protesters to witness the destruction of the Uniworld Countess… Continue reading Venice is not Disneyland – yet!
Most spectacular harbours
Cruising means ports – you start in one, you finish in one, you dock at others to get off the ship and explore. Some are wonderful and some are ugly – really ugly. Sometimes you might feel as if you are in a container warehouse far removed from the wonderful sights you signed up for.… Continue reading Most spectacular harbours
Oh Mama Mia – those Italian men!
My sister and I could not understand it. It seemed that many of the men either driving the water taxi or working the tables in Venice must surely be in the movie business. Maybe Venice is a little like LA – Italian hopefuls end up there serving on tables while waiting for that big break.… Continue reading Oh Mama Mia – those Italian men!