Journey to Jamaica

Journey to Jamaica

The day me and the rest of my cast were due to fly to the Dominican Republic to board our ship, was rather a disastrous one. For me, anyway. I'm not normally one to get nervous about flying, so when I woke up and discovered much to my surprise that I was feeling rather on [...]

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A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

As synonymous with The Netherlands as the coffee shops of Amsterdam and the wooden clogs of, er, the people who wear wooden clogs, this part of the world is famous for the patchwork fields of brightly coloured tulips that emerge from their bulbs every Spring and create a big old paintbox of gloriousness in the [...]

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

I'm going to be deadly seriously honest here, pals, and say right away that whenever I've been living on a ship that docks at Ijmuiden, this tiny town in the Netherlands has not been everybody's cup of tea. And this is for three main reasons: firstly because it's not a bustling busy city (the closest [...]

I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

Back in the day, if I'd have had a flight departing London at 6.30am, I would've taken the last train to Gatwick airport, scoped the area out for a suitable sleeping spot (normally in the South terminal, overlooking the concourse between Departures and Arrivals), and settled down in an attempt to get a couple of [...]

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Panama's capital city, the imaginatively named Panama City, is located on the country's Pacific coast, right at the entrance to the glorious feat of engineering: The Panama Canal. (More on that badboy another time, pals) Although we docked in Colón, on the Caribbean side of the country, the distance overland between the two coastlines is [...]