This was my first question today when I opened my eyes. I knew it is Monday but is it the 24th, 23rd of April. Shockingly, is the 27th! When did time fly by? In a few days it will be exactly a month since I got home and honestly, feels like yesterday. Funny how now … Continue reading What day is it?
Man I love a good crew tour. Who doesn't? All is organized, you get to feel like a tourist without having to deal with the actual tourists. Instead, you get to spend the day out with the other crew members and relax. Our crew tour to the Chacchoben (maya for "the place or red corn") … Continue reading Chacchoben Ruins Crew Tour
This question came into my mind this afternoon while walking around Flam, Norway. What is my favorite port? This is like asking me what is my favorite color. My answer: depends on the mood or, in some cases, depends on what I'm looking for. As crew members/ officers/ sea(wo)men we get this question a lot. … Continue reading What’s your favorite port?
New York, New York! Ah where to start, with what to begin. Let's just say ever since I was a little girl I wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. I got to see it up close a few years ago but then I realized there was more to New York than Lady Liberty. I … Continue reading NYC trip and 5 things I learned from it
If you are in Reykjavik for at least one day and wondering what's there to do, renting a car and driving around the island is an experience you won't forget. I decided to do so the night before arriving to Reykjavik, went online, booked a car for next day and checked the weather to make … Continue reading So I rented a car.. in Iceland!
Hello everyone. Is been almost 2 weeks in my vacation and I am finally starting to feel myself again. Got a lot of sleep and a lot of stuff done at home. Vacation is great and the good thing about it, it gives me time to write here more often. To my surprise when I … Continue reading Greenland Days
Hello everyone, this time, from onboard a KLM Cityhopper, on my way to Bergen Norway. Yesterday was the last day of my training at CSMART in Almere, Netherlands and right now, I am getting ready to join the Rotterdam (the ship not the city) tomorrow morning from Bergen. It has been a challenging training with … Continue reading The Newbie: First Month
I’m trying to make this a tradition. Write a blog post every time I fly. It sure makes the flight more entertaining. On the other hand, for me, flying somewhere it has always been related to something ending and something starting. This time, my 3 weeks vacation cruising as a guest with my other half, … Continue reading Cruising the Baltic Sea
Here I am, having my breakfast in a corner in the guest buffet area. I shouldn't be here at this time but my omelette cravings this morning won. We are at anchor in CocoCay, Bahamas. A few tables away I can't help not hearing the conversation between an elderly couple and one of the waiters. … Continue reading A Day in CocoCay
They say life happens when you are busy making plans. One of my superstitions is never plan a day out in port as it will never work as I plan it. Either we get a random inspection or I get very busy that day, truth is that best days at shore where most times the … Continue reading Aruba and how I did (not) get to see the flamingos