For a Kiss with Ugly-Looking, Slithering and Illusive Sting Ray One Needed to Go So Far as the Cayman Islands, and Even Much More Further in the Distance, Only God Knows Where!, in the Wide Open Caribbean Sea (“Carnival Liberty” Cruise, August 15, 2013)

People look for adventures in some very strange places, and the adventures as a rule look for them. It is a mutual attraction. The vivid example was the lethal adventure of the world famous Australian crocodile hunter and TV environmentalist Steve Irwin: meeting with a string ray in September, 2006 in a marine accident off… Continue reading For a Kiss with Ugly-Looking, Slithering and Illusive Sting Ray One Needed to Go So Far as the Cayman Islands, and Even Much More Further in the Distance, Only God Knows Where!, in the Wide Open Caribbean Sea (“Carnival Liberty” Cruise, August 15, 2013)

Ah,Honduras, Ah, Honduras! You’re so Dearly Missed by us! (“The Carnival Liberty” Cruise, August 14, 2013)

It is necessary to sail so far from your home to meet your compatriot just in Honduras, Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay Center, like Janko did, at the Crafts Store, where the owner of the Honduran masks and his wife were welcoming us in a friendly way. “Your masks are wonderful”, said Janko to this guy.… Continue reading Ah,Honduras, Ah, Honduras! You’re so Dearly Missed by us! (“The Carnival Liberty” Cruise, August 14, 2013)

An Invitation to Great Adventure into the Exciting World of Postage Stamps (Belize, 2013)

Great works of art in minutes exploring the renowned history, wildlife and marine treasures of this beautiful country of Belize. We came to the official building of government post office of Belize and found there a brief history of post office and a wonderful collection of postage stamps of Belize of which I took pictures… Continue reading An Invitation to Great Adventure into the Exciting World of Postage Stamps (Belize, 2013)

Belize City is Different in Many Ways, but Maya Culture was Common There (“The Carnival Liberty”, August 13, 2013)

Tender took us a long way to the shore of Belize City on August 13-th, 2013.                                                                              … Continue reading Belize City is Different in Many Ways, but Maya Culture was Common There (“The Carnival Liberty”, August 13, 2013)

Home of the Temple of Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of the Sacred Island of Cozumel (“Carnival Liberty”, August 12, 2013). Legends.

Legend the 1-st. Ixchel as a Young Woman.  Ixchel is the Mayan goddess associated with the moon, sex, chidbirth, disease, beekeeping, planting, water, writing, and weaving. She is also the wife of the Mayan sun-god Itzamna Kinich Ahau and together they had 13 sons, 2 of which created the world and everything in it. Her… Continue reading Home of the Temple of Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of the Sacred Island of Cozumel (“Carnival Liberty”, August 12, 2013). Legends.

Fun Ashore – Cozumel, Mayan Ruins, Playa Beach, Mexico, August 12, 2013

First of all, we were given by “Сarnival” providers the brochures “Fun Ashore (Your Guide to Shore Excursions)”, where they introduced the schedules, themes and prices per person. In Cozumel with one short day here’s what we can’t miss: 57 excursions with prices less or more than 100 dollars per person. That means: if we,… Continue reading Fun Ashore – Cozumel, Mayan Ruins, Playa Beach, Mexico, August 12, 2013

On “The Carnival” Fun Had All for Seven Days and Seven Nights: (About Our Caribbean Cruise on August 10-17, 2013)

The Carnival Liberty ® team: captain Roberto Leotta, chief engineer Sergio Sciolla, hotel director Jose Pisa, cruise director Karl with a K, and the whole crew is welcoming us aboard for a second August fun week. We’ve been before on cruises with the other cruise lines. With “the Carnival” for the first time. So, a new… Continue reading On “The Carnival” Fun Had All for Seven Days and Seven Nights: (About Our Caribbean Cruise on August 10-17, 2013)

You Only Live Once (YOLO) or Our Impressions about Miami South Beach and Miami City, Florida, USA of August 2013

Every day Larisa’s intentions were : “let’s go to the Ocean to-day!” And it was understandable because in spite of all forecast predictions the weather was excellent, nice and warm. So, the Miami South Beach seemed alive. People like to swim there although the shore looks to be shallow: one needs to walk along the… Continue reading You Only Live Once (YOLO) or Our Impressions about Miami South Beach and Miami City, Florida, USA of August 2013

Marriot Villas at Doral Where We Stayed for the First Week in August 2013, Competes with the Trump Hotel

Our suite at Marriot was the same as at the Blue Tree Resort, 2-bedroom with the spacey living-room, dining area, kitchen and patio facing this time a lake where one can fish but not swim. Around the lake there was a golf course and a famous millionaire’s Trump Hotel. For the sake of curiosity we… Continue reading Marriot Villas at Doral Where We Stayed for the First Week in August 2013, Competes with the Trump Hotel

Why We Declined the Idea of a Car Rental? (Our Visit to Orlando-Miami, July-August, 2013)

In America to drive a car seems to be easy because of good road conditions and climate is not bad. But in reality, as everywhere else there are good, bad, careless and thorough drivers. Our experience came up dealing with taxes, which are clean, cars are in good shape, they do drive carefully. They are… Continue reading Why We Declined the Idea of a Car Rental? (Our Visit to Orlando-Miami, July-August, 2013)