Cartagena, Colombia

When we booked our excursion online for Cartagena, we knew nothing about the city. Since we booked a tour of a 16th century Spanish fort, we thought it might be a sleepy little city like Cadiz or Malaga in Spain. Malaga is actually a good size with around 570,000 people but it doesn’t seem large. […]

Photo Gallery: Cartagena, Colombia

Here are some additional photos of our visit to Cartagena. The picture above shows a panoramic scene of the city through a gun turret at the top of the fortress San Felipe.

Photo Gallery: Malaga

Follow us on Facebook! Here are a few additional photos of our visit to Malaga, Spain. Alongside the Alcazaba. The Castillo de Gibralfaro is at the top of the hill ahead. Looking up at part of the Alcazaba Janis by a gate in the Alcazaba Along the ramparts of the Alcazaba, the city of Malaga in […]

Malaga: A Tale of Two Castles

Follow us on Facebook! The fourth stop on our 2009 cruise was Malaga, a small Spanish city on the Mediterranean 134 kilometres from Gibraltar. As we did in Cadiz, we decided to explore Malaga on our own rather than take an organized excursion. The city is a short hop by bus from the port. Malaga is an ancient city with […]

Photo Gallery: Lisbon

Here are some additional photos of our visit to Lisbon. At a park along the waterfront we found these interesting benches before we went into the city itself. The 25 de Abril Bridge and our cruise ship as seen from the ramparts of the Castelo de Sao Jorge The battlements of the Castelo. One of […]

Old Lisbon

The second port of call on our 2009 trans-Atlantic cruise was Lisbon, Portugal. While had taken a shore excursion on our first stop, Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we opted to check out Lisbon on our own. Upon disembarking, there were free shuttle buses to transport us to the Baixa and surrounding districts which make up the historic […]