Tag: Cruises

MS Zuiderdam: Holland America Line

MS Zuiderdam Holland America Line A Meal to Remember   I have a confession to make.  I’m an experienced travel and food writer with more than a decade of passport stamps under my belt visiting all corners of the globe but (here’s the confession bit) I have never been on a cruise. There I’ve said it,

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River Thames Cruise with Le Boat

Messing about in a Le Boat on The Thames   I wonder, when in 1908 the retired secretary of the Bank of England decided to jot down the bedtime stories he had told his son Alistair that he thought people would still be reading and talking about them over a 100 years later? That secretary

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Egypt: The Red Sea and Luxor

Egypt: The Red Sea & Luxor The 5-hour flight from Gatwick to Hurghada gave me plenty of time to check in my guidebook on what I wanted to do when I arrived in Egypt. The short transfer to the Makadi Spa Hotel seemed over in minutes and I was ushered into the luxury of a

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