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River Cruises

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer
Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Back to our China trip again, after the last ‘catch up’ post to let friends and family know we were home once again. This post is about the luxury River Cruise we sailed ‘up’ (as in upstream) on The Yangzi…

Dinner night out in Johannesburg
Dinner night out in Johannesburg

Dinner night out in Johannesburg

After our morning tour of the K.Y.P. Village and Mandela House, I had a relaxing afternoon back at our hotel, The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, while Steve (DOS) went shopping with a few others from our AMA Waterways group. Later in…

Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express
Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express

Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express

On the last post we had just arrived into the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls itself is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and I first remember hearing about it in my 4th grade geography class,…

Farewell to The Zambezi Queen – Hello to Victoria Falls!
Farewell to The Zambezi Queen – Hello to Victoria Falls!

Farewell to The Zambezi Queen – Hello to Victoria Falls!

The blog continues on with our last evening aboard the Zambezi Queen. Tonight’s dinner at 7:30 would be an authentic African farewell dinner complete with entertainment by the crew afterwards. We were docked in a quiet and remote lagoon area…

Sailing the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen
Sailing the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen

Sailing the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen

By the second day of our cruise, we knew all of our fellow passengers on our AMA Waterways tour/cruise by name, as we had started as a group in Cape Town for 3 nights. With only 14 cabins, the Zambezi…

Miami to London – American Airlines 777 First Class
Miami to London – American Airlines 777 First Class

Miami to London – American Airlines 777 First Class

This blog continues our trip from Orlando to Cape Town, Africa as part of an AMA Waterways Tour and River Cruise. After leaving the Premium Lounge in Miami Terminal E, I headed to the gate.  Steve (DOS) had already headed…

Goodbye Hanoi . . . Hello Bangkok!

We woke up in Hanoi earlier than expected (around 7:45am) after being up until almost 1am from the long flights the previous day. The Hilton Hanoi we stayed in last night is a beautiful hotel, and was very soundproof. We…