MOROCCO

February 2014: 8-Day tour with Indus Holidays

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I visited Morocco in February 2014 on a FAM trip with Indus Holidays. The Imperial Cities tour began in Casablanca and continued to Rabat, Volubilis, Fez and “Red City” of Marrakech.

Favourite City: Marrakech, for all the hustle and bustle of its very lively square and bright markets

Favourite Experience: Visiting the famous Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca

Favourite Food: Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Highlights:

  • Viewing some of the best preserved Roman architecture in Rabat and Volubilis
  • Shopping in the bustling city of Marrakech
  • Exploring mosques, tombs, fortresses and palaces
  • Enjoying the vibrant culture and history of Morocco

CHINA

November 2012: 12-day tour with Compass Holidays

 

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I visited China in November 2012 on a 12-day tour with Compass Holidays visiting Shanghai, Chongqing, Dazu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and a cruise along the Yangtze River. My time in China surpassed my expectations. The cities were very modern and I was surprised by how clean and uncrowded the streets were, especially in a city like Chongqing that has a population of almost 30 million people. Our hosts from the local tourism authorities were very welcoming and hospitable.

Favourite City: Hong Kong, for the shopping in Stanley Market and the panoramic views from Victoria Peak

Favourite Experience: Passing the magnificent Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge while cruising the Yangtze River

Favourite Food: Experiencing an authentic dim sum meal

Highlights: 

  • Eating a hot pot dinner and visiting the Panda Zoo in Chongqing
  • Seeing the Dazu Stone Carvings – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Hong Kong Island and Victoria Peak
  • Seeing Big Buddha in Ngong Ping Village
  • Eating at Jumbo Floating Restaurant – made famous by appearing in Jackie Chan movies

ITALY

August 2010: 14-day tour with Insight Vacations

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I escorted a group on the “Best of Italy” tour with Insight Vacations in August 2010. This 14-day guided motor coach tour took us on an amazing adventure through Rome, Assisi, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Tuscany, Pisa, Isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. With a fantastic tour leader, new friends, and stunning scenery in each destination, this was truly a trip to remember.

Favourite City: Rome, for its rich history and culture

Favourite Experience: Capri, for its scenic beauty and the boat ride around the island

Favourite Food: Everything was delicious!

Highlights:

  • Visiting the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum
  • Walking through the Colosseum in Rome,
  • Wine tasting at a vineyard in Tuscany
  • Sseeing the Statue of David in the Accademia Museum in Florence
  • Taking a gondola ride in Venice

Address

1131 Nottinghill Gate, Suite 203
Oakville, ON
Canada  L6M 1K5
Registration Number  
T701843

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