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Mediterranean Cruise

We decided this year to cross an item off our bucket list while we were still able to do it. (I'm not 100% health-wise.) With the blessings of my Doctors and a small (ish) bag of medications and a crapload of avion points and airmiles we were off!

Did it start easy - no, that's not our style. Multiple flight changes and one cancellation ensued in the weeks leading up to the trip. One great thing is one of the changes the airline made facilitated us meeting the other couple that we were traveling with here in Canada. Something that the airline previously stated was impossible.

My biggest problem was what to take for a camera. Do I take a good DSLR camera and an all around lens like and 18-105 or go with a 24-75 f2.8 or take a Nikon Coolpix with a 42x opital zoom. The weight won and I took the coolpix. In hindsite, I believe I made the right choice.

We met in Toronto and enjoyed some of the priciest food this side of a Michelin 4 diamond restaurant. $12.99 f…
We just arrived home from a vacation on the Myan Riveria, Mexico. We were at the Gran Sunset Princess All Suites resort. After booking and looking at the tripadvisor reviews I was concerned. A large number of reviews were negative. They complained about the beds (I agree they were a bit overly firm.) the staff being surly, lazy and every other negative adjective; Never saw any evidence of that but did see lots of evidence of the polar opposite. The reviewers complained about many, many people slipping and falling. We saw one 8 year old girl running and slipping but that would happen anywhere. The complaints about the food also unfounded.  Food was top notch. So this leads me to wonder why people write negative reviews when there are no negatives??. Loved the place and I hardily endorse it. (It is a huge resort so if you have mobility issues be forewarned.)

Photos can be found at :

http://www.gmurphy.ca/Travel/Grand-Sunset-Princess-Myan-Riv/

The moral of the story is that you have to t…