Caribbean Cruise

12 days 7 islands. Trip of a lifetime and friendships made on the cruise that will last a lifetime.

Here is what I did and saw:

Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay) – A private island, beautiful beach and clear waters!

Gustavia, St Barts – try a yellow submarine tour, climb the look out point and admire the famous red roof houses. 

Fort de France Martinique – Visit it’s Sacra Coeur church, Balata Gardens and Historic Clement’s Plantation. Beautiful exotic plants to be seen! 26165961_10155887818902159_5868280088007234142_n

St. George’s Grenada – Join the ‘Spice of our lives’ tour where you learn about different natural ingredients and see how they dry out cocoa 

Bridgetown Barbados – Join the ‘Best of Barbados’ tour which brings you to a beautiful coast and an old church. 

Castries St. Lucia – MY FAVOURITE TOUR! Join the ‘Land and Sea to Soufriere’ tour which includes a catamaran ride. You’ll visit a beautiful estate, learning more about cocoa once again and go around the island with stunning views. 

St. John’s Antigua – Visit Nelson’s dockyard (try their bakery there too), Fort Frederick and make sure you visit a beach. They have 365 beaches! One for each day of the year.26814426_10157412252538849_8470381849237825640_n 

On the cruise:
Art class, cooking class, shows every night, tennis, table tennis, golf, mini golf, shuffle board, baggo beans, casino, pool, spa, gym, sauna, games room, croquet, jogging track, unlimited food. 4 speciality restaurants: Jacques, Polo Grill, Toscana and Red Ginger, my favourite being Red Ginger. 

 

Plenty of sunsets ❤26734345_10157412203148849_5257656953017185719_n

Ha Noi, Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. And I thought Ho Chi Minh was chaotic…

Heads up: Most restaurants had very low tables and stools, especially if you want to try local options, so if you’re a tall person, be prepared!

  1. Take a cyclo tour within the old quarter to understand the general structure, go around the main Hoan Kiem lake
  2. Try a food and walking tour. What better way than to get a local guide to take you to all the famous restaurants, covering all types of Vietnamese foods. I would suggest coming with an empty stomach because they are so generous with the portions and you have about 7 meals on the tour! http://www.hanoistreetfoodtour.com/
  3. Visit Ha Long Bay where you take a cruise trip to view a scatter of islands, towering limestone pillars and eroded grottoes.
  4. As part of your Ha Long Bay tour, you should stop by an organisation that helps disabled people who were affected by the chemical agent orange, come back into the work place through art. Here you can purchase some of their work to support them. 17201112_10156208050643849_2342946739179711639_n
  5. Visit Trang An caves in Ninh Binh Province. You can enjoy the traditional rowboats along the Sao Khe River through limestone caves and watch your boat rower do it with their feet! 19340123_10156614872953849_533667555_o19340067_10156614872913849_1093316059_o