A Christmas Story: That Time I Got Kicked Out of the Vatican City

A Christmas Story: That Time I Got Kicked Out of the Vatican City

It was early December and myself and three fellow singers from the ship had been asked to make the trip to the Vatican to make a film to be shown to the passengers in the build-up to Christmas. Glory, glory, Hallelujah! A trip to the Vatican!! I'd been before, a couple of times, but in [...]

One Day in Naples

One Day in Naples

When I declared to anyone on the ship who would listen that I was 'soooo excited' that we were docking in Naples, I mostly heard back replies along the lines of 'I hate Naples, it's a dangerous place,' 'I won't bother getting off the ship that day,' and 'Naples is dirty.' In fact, not one [...]

‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

Once upon a time, the powerful forces of nature, Budapest airport, and the glorious company that is Ryanair all joined together in a magical but tragic alignment of the stars, and set off a chain reaction of events and strange surprises, the likes of which I couldn't have predicted even if I'd tried. And the [...]