Category Archives: November

Bratislava, Slovakia

November 2, 2019 Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city and its capital. It is only a 1 hour drive to Vienna which makes these two cities the world’s closest capitals. It is the only national capital that borders on two independent … Continue reading

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Budapest, Hungary

November 1, 2019 We were glad that we had 3 previous days in Budapest because today was a national holiday and a lot of places, including all shops except those run by families (very few) were open. Even the City … Continue reading

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River cruise starts

We are aboard the beautiful Emily Bronte and will leave Budapest tomorrow evening so have one more day to explore the city. I have heard that some people (including Norm) didn’t get the photos in the Vienna post and I … Continue reading

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East London, South Africa (Safari to Shamwari)

November 28 – 30 What can you say about a safari in Africa?  While we went on a game drive on this trip already, the excursion to Shamwari was a 3 day, 2 night adventure.  We went on a previous … Continue reading

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Durban, South Africa

November 27 Well, this morning the pilot arrived by helicopter again!  And this time I got a picture. We met our guide, Tony, and embarked on the excursion to the Tala Game Reserve.  It was a chilly, drizzly day and a … Continue reading

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Richards Bay, South Africa

November 26, Thanksgiving Day in the US It is hard to believe that we are already at Thanksgiving, and what a different one this was. We sailed into the harbor of Richards Bay and first heard the sound of a … Continue reading

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Maputo, Mozambique

November 25 We arrived in Maputo under cloudy skies and thought it might rain (November – March is the rainy season), but it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, perfect for our walking tour. Our ship docked very … Continue reading

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Cruising the Mozambique Channel

November 22 We had a lovely restful day at sea today, I did enter the blackjack tournament – placed third. I have entered three so far, placed third twice and second once.  Will I get to be first between here … Continue reading

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

November 21 Nosy Be (which means “Big Island”in Malagasy) is our destination today.  It lies off the northern coast of Madagascar. Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world, and has its own distinct ecosystem and extraordinary wildlife.  Approximately … Continue reading

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

November 19 We sailed into the port of Dar es Salaam this morning and went on an excursion to historic Bagamoyo.  This coastal village has a rich history and culture.  It is the closest point by sea from Zanzibar, so … Continue reading

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