10 Day Cuba Trip March 2010
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and is situated 90 miles south of Florida. A fascinating island with a great mix of cultural heritage, fascinating history, ecological wonders, fine weather and powder soft sandy beaches. Of course a holiday to Cuba would not be complete without spending some time in its famous capital city Havana, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. So in March 2010, Charlie and I decided to head there for 10 days: 3 days in Havana followed by 7 days in the beach resort of Varadero.
Our First Cruise 1999
So a number of my blog posts have been about firsts; first holiday with Peggy (here), first holiday outside Ireland (here), first trip to the USA (here). In June 1999, Peggy and I had another memorable first, our first cruise. We booked a 7 Night “Coasts of Gold” Thomson Cruise on board the Sapphire from 13 June to 20 June 1999. We would visit Malaga, Lisbon, Tangier, Cadiz, Casablanca and Gibraltar. We were both excited but apprehensive; Peggy because she had bad memories of getting sea-sick on the Waterford cattle boat to Wales in the 1950s ….and me, because I had spent many days at the side of the road car-sick as a child never mind travelling in a ship. But if you want to make omelettes you have to crack eggs…..so we were "raring to go".
My name is Mary and this is my bucket list blog ...having survived a near-death experience. I hope it encourages you to "live your best life". See how I'm completing my own bucket list items. And let me know how you're getting on with yours!