Packing my back pack!

Packing my back pack was so much harder than the suitcase.  I had my passport and travel papers in the nice wallet the Tour Company sent.  A small clear zip lock bag with my moisturizer and lip balm, and I also had some face wipes. My phone and its charger.,  travel plug, the charger for … Continue reading Packing my back pack!

Goodbye Cruise Hello Paris

Waking up on the Friday with mixed emotions.  We had been on this ship for 7 days, it was like home away from home.  The crew had looked after our every whim,  always with a  smile on their face.  Our housekeeper especially.  He lives in Malaysia, has a wife and 2 very young children, however, … Continue reading Goodbye Cruise Hello Paris

Bikes a great mode of transport

Making our way back to the Ship on the Thursday night in Amsterdam one of our friends had a close call with a bike.  Tanya stepped onto the RED path which is for bikes  and next minute our gallant cruise director grabbed her out of harms way.  Of course in the book/movie he will lift … Continue reading Bikes a great mode of transport

Coffee Shop or Koffee Shop?

Did you know the Dutch are the worlds biggest coffee drinkers! So whats the difference between a coffee shop and a Koffee shop? A Koffee shop (coffee shop) is where you can legally buy soft drugs - marijuana or hashish. Space cakes - cakes made with marijuana in them. Often take longer to kick in … Continue reading Coffee Shop or Koffee Shop?

Red Light Area – De Wallen – Amsterdam

Our last night on the cruise would be in Amsterdam.  Our cruise director had told us that if we wanted to he would take us on a tour of the Red Light Area.  So at 9.15 about 40 people all crowded into the reception area of the ship. He gave us a few tips on … Continue reading Red Light Area – De Wallen – Amsterdam