Around The World ·
31 Days ·
116 Moments ·
6 July 2018
The window shot approaching Wellington above Marlborough. Mt Taranaki in the background.
5 July 2018
Lineup for takeoff.
29 June 2018
The Elephant Temple
The journey of the Cat Poo Coffee 😎
The Luwak Cat and its poo 💩
Arabica Coffee Beans
The Rice Paddies
28 June 2018
The signs were correct. Clever little monkeys 🐒
These fulla’s were not shy 🤣
27 June 2018
Villa D’Uma. A lovely private villa with pool.
More lovely kids
Today we were blessed to visit the Boys and the Girls homes in Denpasar. We were hosted by Captain Komang and she took us to both centres to meet the staff and Children. Was an absolutely wonderful time.
Arrived at night but woke to this balcony view 😎
25 June 2018
Well, Venice is over. Come on Bali 😁
24 June 2018
Back tomorrow n Venice for Gellato before a Gondola ride 😁
Very laid back place is Burano 😎
Visit to Murano Glass Blowing Factory
23 June 2018
Nice dinner and walk back to the BnB.
Chilling with the crowds 😎
Arriving into Venice 6am with sunrise behind us 😎
22 June 2018
Final day is a Sea day.
21 June 2018
Fun dinner times 😂
The Archeological Museum of Olympia located next to site. The long row of sculptures is from the Temple of Zeus in the grounds of Olympia.
Today’s visit to Olympia. Would have been a marvel in its day.
Was a busy day in port.
20 June 2018
The amazing Athens 😎
19 June 2018
On board show tonight was ‘Graffiti Classics’ an amazing string quartet comedy routine.
I could chill here for a few days. Fabulous port city.
18 June 2018
Long hot day 😎
We are approaching Santorini and we are very excited to visit such an iconic destination.
17 June 2018
Am struck with the alley ways here...
Lovely walks around the old town centre.
Docked at Corfu. Gonna head into the town shortly. Only a short stop.
16 June 2018
Beatles Tribute Band tonight. Was great to sing along.
The fun thing about cruising is the animals you find in your room at night 🤣
Cruising the Med! Priceless 😎
After the morning poking around Split, relaxing on the Ship for the afternoon.
Out and about in Split. 😎
TukTuk tour of Split.
Day 1. Overcast but a lovely temperature.
15 June 2018
Cruise has started
Onboard the Rhapsody of the Seas. 8 days of cruising luxury 😎 🛳
Working our way to the cruise terminal 😁
Our short morning walk.
14 June 2018
More Venice wandering 😎
Again, there just something about chillin’ in Venice 😎
Woohoo 400km/h max speed. Rome to Venice 3hrs 12mins 😳
Metro to Termini Stationeze.
High speed train Rome to Venice today.
13 June 2018
Night time visit to Colosseum and Roman Forum before the lightning and thunder arrived.
Last dinner in Rome. 😔
Colosseum day. Great tour around the bottom level. Learned a lot about the building of the Colosseum and the way of life around the immediate area.
What a great view to wake up to 🙂
12 June 2018
What do you do after visiting a Catholic Church? Have Gellato of course 🤣
One of the 5 Catholic Basilica that are a must for Catholic pilgrims. The largest one in Rome. Basilica of Saint Maria Maggiore.
11 June 2018
Beautiful evening with great friends.
And then... Pompeii. Wow! Guided tour for 2 hrs and learnt so much.
The tickets had cool pictures on them.
Our first sight after 3 hrs driving was amazing. The coach took us 4/5ths of way up then walked the remaining 200m in vertical height, about 2.5km on dusty scoria tracks. The view of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea, whilst foggy was awesome. The crater is 600m wise and is dormant.
Today we did a day tour to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. We all started from Piazza del Popolo at 7.15am 😳 We are supposed to be on holiday! 😴
10 June 2018
More wandering. Dave and Cherie Norman joined us this morning and we got to show them around. We are feeling very much like the ‘Old Hands’ here in Rome 😂 Wonder if the Salvation Army need reinforcements here...🤔
Easy way of getting around the city. 1,50 Euro for 100 minutes of travel.
9 June 2018
Night bus around Rome.
And even more of today’s wanderings
And another ones gone, another ones gone, another ones off the bucket list 🤣
More of today’s wandering
Getting really used to Pizza Brunch 👍
8 June 2018
What a great day. After a lazy start, we just wandered and absorbed.
My sweet looking adorable as usual 😍
When in Rome, it’s Pizza and iced coffee for breakfast 😛
Waking up to this each morning is amazing. 😀
7 June 2018
First evening... few ticks done ✅
Took a little walk down to the Colosseum and for Pizza 🍕 😋
Taxi to the Airbnb apartment just casually goes past what must be one of the most iconic ruins in the world... it’s only a 5 min walk from our home for the next 7 days.
We’re here 😁
7 June 2018
Millions of dollars on a plane but they still can’t increase contrast and visibility of those LCD screens 😔
Next jump 😎
Bit of Dubai departure lounge window shopping. Check out the cost of 2 coffees 😮
2nd jump done.
14 hour flight to Dubai. Awesome sun rise out the window. At least Emirates have a reasonable space between seats. Only had Janet and I in our 3 seat row so got to spread out at bit.
6 June 2018
This Emirates flight has on board WiFi 👍
Wow this plane is HUGE 😮
Hard to see but there is a big A380-800 waiting for Mr & Mrs 😊
4 hour flight means it’s 9.15pm at home, my bed time 🤣 no wonder I’m tired. Chilling in departure lounge waiting to board for Dubai flight.
Hey dear, the Taxi is here 😃
Wellington is obviously sad to see us leave 😔
Waiting... Wellington International is much slower than Auckland 🤔