20 February 2009  

 Argentina: Buenos Aires

img_0108.jpgSo, we’ve just spent two days in Buenos Aires and are currently floating down the muddy-brown Rio de la Plata to our next destination: Montevideo in Urugay. To describe Buenos Aires isn’t difficult – it is a huge city lacking attractions in the regular sense. There aren’t any significant ‘must-dos’ and ‘not-to-be-missed’ sights, and if there are any -  we didn’t find them. Rated number one on the attractions list is a 67m high obelisk. Next are government buildings and a cemetery. Erm, great! Continue | Weiter »

17 February 2009  

 Argentina: Buenos Aires

Hello! We are exploring Buenos Aires and are tasting Alfajores biscuits in an old-fashioned Coffee House. It’s quite hot outside and we just needed to cool down a little. Conveniently they’ve got free WiFi which makes up for carrying my laptop all this way. The city is full of people! Very crowded. There are lots of interesting houses which all have a European flavour. We are taking lots of photos which will be uploaded tomorrow or so. Good news regarding the continuation of our cruise: The ship is taking us along !!! Cape Hoorn – here we come.

15 February 2009  

 Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

img_9564.jpgRio de Janeiro – a very exotic location which Jason and I both looked forward to visiting. Initially disappointed with the ship’s departure time of 4 PM, we were delighted to hear the evening prior to our visit, that the Captain has extended the stay by two hours. Continue | Weiter »

12 February 2009  

 Brazil: Salvador de Bahia

img_9429.jpgI’ve been looking forward to Salvador de Bahia because of the colonial architecture and the Afro-Brasilian influence. It is regarded as one of the main cultural areas of Brasil. And during our walk-around, we were not disappointed. Continue | Weiter »

 

 Brazil: Recife

img_9343.jpgRecife is another 3 million city in Brazil’s north east. The fact that we attended a crew tour to experience it, changed our perception of general criminal energy in the streets, at least compared to our first port, Fortaleza. Continue | Weiter »

9 February 2009  

 Brazil: Fortaleza

img_0391.jpgFrom the ship, we already saw that Fortaleza was a big city (amongst the largest in Brazil with over 2 million inhabitants), and from lectures and our Lonely Planet guide book, we knew that there wasn’t a lot to see there. Continue | Weiter »

 

 Crossing the Equator. Again.

We had done it twice in the past 10 weeks but never as spectacularly: Crossing the equator. And having no real photographic proof!

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 Boring? Nope…

I almost feel bad about what I’m going to do but that’s how it is when you’ve got nothing to do except observing your fellow passengers. There are three candidates which, by their appearance, have inspired me to write something about them. Continue | Weiter »

6 February 2009  

 Dominica & Barbados

img_8650.jpgDominica and Barabdos are part of the island chain that marks the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. That’s one part of the Caribbean which I hadn’t visited yet so I was quite excited to go.

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4 February 2009  

 First impressions

So we are here on the CARNIVAL SPLENDOR enjoying passenger life with crew benefits. At first it has been a little strange – I’ve felt guilty about having dinner on Lido deck or walking by a Funtime terminal without clocking in or out. But now after a few days of cruising it doesn’t bother me any longer ;-) Continue | Weiter »

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