Agia Pelagia, Heraklion and more

View from Pela Mare over Agia Pelagia

Santorini had come to an end and it was time to say goodbye to the precipitous cliffs and azure waters and to board a ferry southwards to Heraklion and onwards to Agia Pelagia.  It’s only a two hour crossing on the fast ferry down to Crete and these Hellenic Seaways fast ferries are very comfortable, with airline type seating, a café bar, TV, good clean

Splendid Santorini

View from Imerovigli

Santorini conjures up lots of images of white stone, blue roof buildings perched precariously on precipitous cliffs overlooking a gigantic water-filled crater.So, we were excited about our forthcoming visit, especially as the reason for the visit was to be there for our daughter’s wedding in Santorini.  It was also going to be as part of a much bigger trip that was going to take in

The Journey Home – Part Two – The Long Haul

British Airways 777

Oh well, looks like Mrs C’s put me on the spot here.  Her reporting on all the brilliant bits of the Koh Phangan to Bangkok journey already make me very reminiscent and brimming with an urge to go somewhere really nice again - soon!Long-haul air travel isn’t - and never has been - one of my favourite pastimes, having spent many years working in places

Shoes Off In Thailand

​In Thailand your feet are considered dirty and aren’t welcome as party guests. That's why you'll often see rows of footwear sitting outside public places.  So, how can you be polite while your feet remain firmly attached to your legs?  There are 2 simple ‘don’ts’: 1. Don’t stick your feet out as you relax at a café table (or even worse – don’t put them on

Busy Bangkok

After a couple of weeks back at home soaking up a bit of cold and wet British winter we're on the move again.  This time we're heading to sunny Thailand to brighten the spirit and simply unwind a bit.  The outbound flight was with British Airways and full marks for punctuality and service meaning we were away on time for the 11 hour trek to

Prague

Time moves on and so do we!  Today we're in a beautiful, but very cold Prague. We travelled down from Berlin by train, passing through the snow covered fields of southern Germany and then into the rocky river banks that the railway follows once it leaves Dresden and enters the Czech Republic.The first thing that hit me about Prague was how incredibly ornate and well

Berlin

Our three days in Berlin just flew past.  It really was an eye opener for me though.I'm a bit embarrassed by my sketchy knowledge of European history. Although, if anywhere is going to spark an interest in the events of the last century then Berlin is it. We visited the Checkpoint Charlie museum and wandered around some of the areas around Potsdamerplatz, strolled through the

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