Y’all ever Heard of Yalta?

The harbor and the buses . . . about ten feet from the ship.After Sochi, where we had to be schlepped into the port in tenders from the cruise ship due to all the 2014 Winter Olympics Potemkin spiffing up, we were pleasantly surprised to get a parking place practically on the promenade in Yalta, […]

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Eight Days in the Canary Islands — Day 4

I don’t usually eat breakfast. I think this habit started 30 years ago when, unaware that I had Celiac Disease, I ate bread for breakfast and then suffered nausea and bloating all day. I’m perfectly happy to have my coffee and then have lunch at around 1:00p.m. I’ve made an exception for the AIDA Sol. […]

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Eight Days in the Canary Islands — Day 1

When you ask a German whether he’s been on a cruise before, he’ll invariably–if he’s never sailed with AIDA–smile and say, “I’m not old enough yet.” Running gag. Haha. Apparently cruises are for the ancient, the less mobile and the done-with-lifers. I went on my first cruise several years ago. Oops. Then–was it 2009?–I went […]

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