Monday, April 09, 2018

Genoa, Italy

Due to thunder and rain forecast, our itinerary  schedule was changed from Portofino, which was supposed to use a ship's tender, to Genoa, where we can dock at the port. Therefore we changed our plan too. Formerly we planned to take a walk in the beautiful Portofino town, where we used to a couple of years ago, to just stay on the ship. We think that it is better than walking in Genoa amidst the rain, or driving to Portofino and spending time there  in the rain too. 

Dear plays jigsaw puzzles on the ship. 


Beautiful paintings like this one were displayed around the ship. 



Sunday, April 08, 2018

Ajaccio, France

We took on the excursion to the Calanche of Piana on Corsica island, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are rock outcroppings, oddly shaped granite pinnacles and pillars rising out of the sea.


Some of the rocks look like animals or people, including the one here  known as the Bride and Groom. 


On the way down the hill we can see the Spelunga Gorges from a distance.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Cagliari, Italy



Light crab salad for lunch today.

Dear's choice: Traditional Caesar Salad.


We say goodbye to Cagliari before sailing to Ajaccio.

We have Champagne while waiting for dinner at Charteuse.

Beef Ribs Rossini with Crouton, Truffle Royale and Seared Foie Gras.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Mahon, Spain



French Onion Soup for Lunch at Chartreuse.





Italian Dinner at Sette Mari at La Veranda.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Ibiza, Spain



Duck Breast and Foie Gras Terrine Salad for lunch at Charteuse is very delicious.

We had dinner at Compass Rose, the main dining room of Seven Seas Exploror.


Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Embarkation

Cocktail before Dinner


U.S.D.A. Prime Porterhouse Steak at Prime 7

Dear is shocked at Caramel Popcorn Sundae.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Niseko, Japan 2017


During December 14-23, 2017 Dear and I went to Japan, mainly for Dear's skiing (snowboarding) in Niseko. We flew to Sapporo, spent 2 nights there before taking a bus to Niseko where we stayed for 3 days. After an exhausting ski activity we then took a bus back to Chitose Sapporo Airport and flew to Tokyo. We enjoyed 3 more nights at Tokyo before going home.