Port of Call: Langkawi, Malaysia

Follow us on Facebook! The third port of call on our Southeast Asia cruise was Langkawi, an island at the northern end of Malaysia near its border with Thailand. The ship docked at the Star Cruise Jetty, the southernmost tip of the island. The Star Cruise Jetty where our ship docked. We had seven excursions to […]

The Temple of 10,000 Buddhas – Penang, Malaysia

Follow us on Facebook! The second port of call on our Taste of Southeast Asia cruise was Penang. More specifically, the city of George Town on the island of Penang. We opted for one of the ten excursions offered, a trip to the Kek Lok Si Temple, sometimes known as the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, which is […]

The Joy of Cruising

“They called her the Ship of Dreams. And she was. She really was.” You may remember those words spoken by old Rose in the movie Titanic. The Titanic was spectacular as the movie shows, with gilded dining rooms, gorgeous wooden staircases, luxury suites and more. Replica of the staircase of the Titanic at the Titanic […]

Photo Gallery: Caversham Wildlife Park

Here are some more pictures from our visit to the Caversham Wildlife Park. Map of the Caversham Wildlife Park. A joey nursing. Janis and Sarah petting a kangaroo. A barking owl at the Caversham Wildlife Park. The sound it makes sounds like a barking dog. A kookaburra A bettong, an Australian marsupial the size of […]

Caversham Wildlife Park

When you visit Australia, you want to see kangaroos. Don’t ask me why, but you do. It is the iconic animal of that country and they are very common and you see signs everywhere warning of the possibility of kangaroos crossing, just as in Canada we have signs warning of deer crossing. But actually spotting […]

Mandurah, Western Australia – a Modern day Venice

Follow us on Facebook! For Valentine’s Day, my wife and I decided to take a day trip to Mandurah and stay overnight. We had never been there before so didn’t know what to expect. What we found was beautiful city of waterways, canals, parks and restaurants. Getting there is easy. Mandurah is part of the greater […]

Photo Gallery: S.E.A. Aquarium on Sentosa Island, Singapore

Follow us on Facebook! A maritime museum was part of the aquarium exhibit. One of the features in the Maritime Museum at the aquarium was this replica of Noah’s Ark. Sharks swim all around us in this walkway. Colourful fish and corals. Schools of fish, sharks and rays are some of the sea life seen in […]

Sentosa Island – Singapore’s Playground

Follow us on Facebook! On our second full day in Singapore we decided to visit Sentosa Island. We had heard a lot about it as a must-see destination. We weren’t sure what to expect. The description we found on the Internet made it sound like a large amusement park. It is that, but a lot more […]

Photo Gallery: Supertree Grove and Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Follow us on Facebook! The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay lit up at night. Two of the Supergrove trees. The Supertree grove at night. An elevated walkway connects the two tallest trees. The tallest of the Supertrees is 160 feet high. One of the Supertrees during the light show. Still pics don’t do it […]