River cruising has emerged as a popular style of holidaying for luxury travellers. In Europe, cruising the Danube or Rhine has been popular for quite some time while journeying along other key rivers of the world, from the Nile and Amazon to the Yangtze, Irrawaddy and the Mekong are...
Seeing your river cruiser at a distance, waiting for you, is always exciting. This time, after a flight from Yangon to Kalewa and a bus ride to the point of embarkation, the anticipation mounts as we go over psychedelic green fields, vibrant red earth and a series of WWII...
Of all the things to do in Hobart, you probably haven't thought of sailing to Antarctica. Antarctica and Tasmania have had a long and intimate association. It was from Hobart that Roald Amudsen and Douglas Mawson’s expeditions launched from. Hobart is also home to the Aurora Australis, the icebreaker...
Cruising around the fjords of Norway aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is a wonderful way to explore the country. Waterfalls plunge down towering crystalline rock walls; wispy clouds shroud the soaring peaks; glaciers glisten beside blankets of lush emerald forests that stretch down to the shimmering grey-green water. The fjords of Norway Norway’s...
In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, turning the British colony into a combat zone. Although news images of cold, barren, snow-covered battlefields continue to linger in the minds of television audiences around the world, on a Falkland Islands cruise I learn that this is far from the truth. The...
When you visit a new place, it's often the more unusual sights you encounter in your journey that sticks in your mind. In China, you might gush at the sight of the Forbidden Palace, the Great Wall (which is beautiful in winter) or Xian's Terracotta Warriors. But it's the...
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