Author Archives: Sue

Long Haul Flying – it ain’t what it used to be!

I remember (now, THAT”S an old person’s saying!) when flying was quite a luxurious experience – smaller planes, more individual attention, Business Class was pretty good, First Class was superb. And I know because we used to be able to … Continue reading

Europe 2017 Here We Come!

So time to leave the cold and head for the heat. And what heat! We hear it’s up to 40 degrees celsius, so bring it on! I’m trying to “pack light” this year (not that I ever really “pack large”) … Continue reading

Travelling in Germany – some observations

So it’s not touring France, but yes, we’re in Germany now. The countryside is beautiful, fields looking colourful with crops being harvested, large patches of forest, tractors with trailers of grain driving through the main streets of the villages & … Continue reading

Bordeaux – Cite du Vin (City of Wine)

Bordeaux – what a beautiful city!  Sadly only a weekend there – but we will be back! We discovered a wonderful Bed & Breakfast only a short tram ride from the old centre, the Villa St Genes, only 2 very … Continue reading

Water, water everywhere!

Unlike most other times we have arrived in Europe, this time we were met with cold temperatures (down to 11 degrees centigrade), grey skies and rain.  LOTS of rain! Cold and wet on our one day in Amsterdam, sometimes showery … Continue reading

Cruising the Baltic – life on board

It was with some excitement & a little trepidation that we arrived at the quay to board the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star. The cruise was going to all the places we wanted to visit … but we weren’t too … Continue reading

Copenhagen – wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

Yes, it really was! We cleared customs at the airport with ease, bought the train tickets to the Central Railway Station (with the help of one of a band of volunteers who were there to assist travellers) & 3 stations … Continue reading

En route with Emirates

So we have a huge amount of flying today! From Palmerston North to Auckland, Auckland to Melbourne, Melbourne to Dubai, Dubai to Copenhagen. About 25 hours in the air, and all the ground time. We must really want to travel! … Continue reading

Counting Down!

Five days to take off! Oh my goodness! How do I pack for 5 months? And with the same small case (though maybe 18 kgs instead of 17 kgs!) First stop Copenhagen, with a couple of days to visit that … Continue reading

Time is running out!

Well, here we are, 2016 has arrived and our tours are ready to go! The bookings for our first tour, starting on June 18th and travelling through Champagne, the Loire Valley, and into the Perigord, will close late March, still … Continue reading