An eternity ago, when travel was a thing and cruising was a thing and dining in at restaurants was a thing, S and I spent a couple of days in Little Havana, Miami where we ate delicious food and listened to fun music and just generally had a great time. Continue reading “A little taste of Cuba”
Another headache on waking.
This one comes with nausea.
Both will come in waves from before I wake up to after I go back to bed. Continue reading “Bleah”
Meals for this week will be themed and inspired by my visit to Greece…
Homemade tzatziki. Who would have imagined something made from cucumbers and plain yogurt (okay: and garlic and lemon and dill, so that’s where the magic happens) could be so delicious?
I’m also making… seasoned beef inspired by gyro and souvlaki flavors… and spanikopita. With Kalamata olives as a delicious garnish to it all.
Now all I need is a glass of wine and good found-friends, and I’ll (almost) be back in Greece again.
It’s official. The last of the travel plans related to our cruise this summer are cancelled. Continue reading “Official”
Lots of people have had plans change in light of a global pandemic. Trips cancelled, obviously. Weddings postponed or held virtually.
Which makes it not terribly surprising that our summer cruise plans are… let’s call them…. Postponed. Continue reading “Shifting plans”
It’s only been a few months since my last travel adventure. And, me being me, I have something else in queue.
But the fact that it is in queue, all set barring Covid-19-related travel restrictions, means it isn’t satisfying my wanderlust, and won’t until it’s time to go. Continue reading “Wanderlust”
We started this early in the process (though we added throughout the cruise) in hopes it would free us up to be less complainy in the day-to-day posts.
On our first full day on board, we had gone to the show. You know, the one that was included but we needed to reserve seats for it (there’s no popping in to check things out and see if you’re interested, on this ship) because monstrosity?
They started the show 4 minutes early. Which would not be bad in itself, but not everyone had arrived and was seated. They continued to let people in after it started, but they didn’t make any efforts to organize getting people to seats. Continue reading “Final Review: MSC Grandiosa Mediterranean Cruise”
(But we won’t actually see Rome, because we’re running from port to airport for our flight.)
We get off the ship without a hitch. We meet our airport transport, no issues. We arrive early to the airport, and stand in the TAP line.
And there is a problem. Continue reading “Disembark in Rome and Onward. Maybe.”
Our meeting for the morning isn’t until 9:15am. Such luxury!
I slept most of the previous 14 hours (S got up at some point to eat and read). We both sound like death warmed over. I can’t decide if I have a new cold or if I’ve relapsed. S thinks it’s something she (we) caught on the plane.
In any case… Continue reading “Cruise Day 7: Genoa”
S and I are both slow moving this morning. It was a rough night. But we have breakfast, medicate, and go to join our excursion to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
Which gets a delayed start because there’s a strike in France. Continue reading “Cruise Day 6: Marseille”