Today we’re off to explore the Mayan ruins on the coast at Tulum, about two hours south of Cancún.
Santorini, a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, has long been on our list of beautiful places to visit. So when we discovered it was possible to visit as a day trip from Crete on the fast SeaJet catamarans, it was too good an opportunity to miss.
After 50 years apart, my wife gets to return to her birthplace – Hong Kong. But how much will have changed, and will we be able to find any traces of the past?
With most of yesterday taken up by travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing, and settling in to the hotel, we only have two full days to explore the highlights. So today, we’re taking a few stops along the underground to Tiananmen Square to visit the Imperial Palace Museum.
Prague has been on our list of places to visit for quite some time now, and after a difficult start to the year we decided that a short city break was what we both needed.
Photos from our Nile cruise on the MS Grand Star, from Luxor to the Aswan Dam and back (in 2005).
Another full day of exploring, with a bus trip down the coast to the resort town of Playa del Carmen, and a ferry across to the Isla de Cozumel.
Day one of a two day trip to visit Chichén Itzá. Today we’re calling in at the old Spanish colonial city of Valladolid, before continuing on to an overnight stay at Chichén Itzá, allowing us to visit the Sound & Light show there in the evening.
Today we’ve planned a full day out at Xcaret, an environmentally friendly theme park showcasing the very best of Mexico’s flora, fauna, cuisine and folk traditions. The park has some impressive conservation credentials, with part of the admission price going to support programs protecting ecosystems and endangered species.
Our first day in the resort, and we had already booked tickets online for the ferry crossing to the nearby island of Isla Mujeres. With only eleven hotel nights and so much to see, we had planned most of our itinerary in advance including online tickets wherever possible.