About Me

I started working at Cruise.co.uk  in January 2014 and thought you might like to know a little bit about me..... I was born in London but as a child spent a great deal of time playing in the Hopfields of Kent while my parents worked on the farm.  In fact…

Posted on Jan 21, 2019
My Date with the Elephants in Pattaya

This was the trip I was looking forward the most!  I'd heard of this Sanctuary for rescued Elephants as my Granddaughter had visited one in Thailand in Chiang Mai.  So when I found out that one of the ports of call was Bangkok, I arranged a half day trip to…

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Posted on Jan 7, 2019
My Trip Up The Yangtze!

Part of the Grand Tour of China includes a 3 day river cruise along the longest river in the work (which can be seen from space by the way!) I'm talking about the Yangtze.  So as you know for those who read my blogs, I visited China recently to experience…

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Posted on Dec 21, 2018
My Far East Christmas & New Year Adventure!

  A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all my lovely passengers, who have trusted me with arranging your cruises this year!  Thank you for your support and loyalty, which I am most grateful for! I hope you have a fantastic memorable festive season, spent with your loved…

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Posted on Dec 7, 2018
Festive Fun On Board CMV Magellan

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas! Its only a couple of weeks to go before we sail off on our Christmas Party Cruise on board the Marella Discovery to Asia.  As a consequence of this however, we wont be spending Christmas & New Year with our nearest and dearest.…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2018
Are Airlines Rigging Your Seats?

I read a very interesting article today, regarding booking  flight seats together....... There has been a growing suspicion that airlines are cynically and blatantly splitting up couples and families hoping to sit together. Passengers noticed airlines  were being charged extra to 'guarantee' seating together. Since then, more and more airlines…

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Posted on Nov 8, 2018
Conspiracy! Corruption & Theft! – The Forbidden City of Beijing

An absolute hotbed of political intrigue, corruption &  murder within the city walls! More about all the carry on below... There have been so many highlights of my Grand Tour of China.  The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, The Pandas.  All on my Bucket List of places to visit.  The next…

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Posted on Oct 25, 2018
Pingyao – A Step Back In Time To China’s Ancient Past

Before I even got to Pingyao, I just loved the name!  Very oriental, and one of the few Chinese city names I could not only spell, but pronounce too!  View of Pingyao from the city wall So after an exhilarating ride on the Bullet Train from Xian, we arrived at…

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Posted on Oct 11, 2018
Fancy A Chinese?

I went to China recently and thought I would share my experiences of the food I encountered. Now I love a ‘Chinese Takeaway’, and so was very much looking forward to sampling the delights that China could offer. After all, I'm going to the 'source' right? Alarm bells starting to…

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Posted on Sep 27, 2018
A Chinese Soldier Made Me Cry!

Well, not just one, thousands actually.  And not exactly soldiers, more like Warriors - Terracotta Warriors to be exact!  Let me explain.. As you may know I was lucky enough to be asked to go on a fact finding trip for our Grand Tour of China Bucket List holiday.  This…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2018
Beijing – My Gateway To China

I recently returned from a fact finding trip to China for our hugely popular Grand Tour of China Bucket List Holiday.  My first stop was a 3 day stay in Beijing (Peking) which was packed with visiting the iconic places of interest for travellers including the Great Wall, Forbidden City,…

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