Archive for 'Irene Butler'

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

By Irene Butler

From a distance it is likened to an immense iceberg glinting in the sun. As we near the edifice its appearance takes on the angular shape of four massive ship prows, each facing a different direction. Read the rest of this entry

Peter and Paul Cathedral

By Irene Butler

Day Trips from St. Petersburg to Peter and Paul Fortress are a pleasant one-hour-str0ll from the city’s famous landmark, Palace Square.  We make our way down charming streets and cross a bridge to the renowned fortress on Zayachy (Hare) Island in the Neva River.  Read the rest of this entry

Mongolian wrestling match

By Irene Butler

The range of day trips from Ulaanbaatar onto the Mongolian Steppes swirl in our minds.  Our dilemma of fitting in all we want to see is perfectly resolved by combining our day of sightseeing with an overnight stay in a nomad ger (yurt). Read the rest of this entry

Fiji firewalkers

Fiji firewalkers

By Irene Butler

Day trips from Denarau Island to Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu are just a causeway away!  Our Sofitel Resort & Spa on Denarau is a perfect launch from which to seek out the cultural, historical and untamed tropical beauty of Viti Levu. Read the rest of this entry