Tonight when this travel photo is published her at Lifecruiser Travel Blog, we are at Kutens Bensin (Gotland, Sweden) - where you can find this Citroen CV4 parked outside the Creperie Tati.

faro-kuten-citroen-cv4, Gotland, Sweden

Yes, you read right: Creperie Tati. Now you know what we are doing there… Enjoying yummy stuff (for the third time this summer) we will report more about later :-P

Lifecruiser Old Sightings


There are five and even six stars Luxury cruises nowadays that sounds very tempting to book. Seabourn is rapidly expanding lines with their small, yacht type of ships to the most popular travel destinations around the world.

luxury-cruises-seabourn-odysseyPhoto by Jan van Schijndel

Unfortunately we have not been aboard at any of Seabourn’s luxury cruise ships - yet - we can only hope to get invited along on a marketing or promotion cruise… *hint*

For us a Seabourn cruise would be such a perfect match, beginning with the Champagne you get upon arrival - as the huge Champagne lovers we are as our regular readers know very well.

We always love that rather small touch that cost so little, but is of so great importance. If only more tourist accommodation places would understand that too!

Continuing with the different Spa treatments as facials, massages, aromatherapy, fitness services and not to mention the hairstyling Salon make the Seabourn ships extremely desirable for us. After all that relaxing we might even be in enough good shape to actually be able to do some training and swimming in the pools!

Or we would just relax and enjoy life in a spacious sea view suite. We would not mind having a big suite with a balcony to open up to the ocean, experiencing the romantic sunsets at sea - or even maybe the sunrise since we wouldn’t have to step outside the suite.

A champagne breakfast with strawberries is never refused by us after a wild night… Just saying.

Cruise ships nowadays has so many facilities, the most remarkable one is that you even can swing golf aboard. Seabourn cruises worldwide golf program offer keen golfers incredible courses such as the Biarritz le Phare and Morocco’s Royal Dar Es Salaam. Maybe the only chance to play at such famous courses.

We would love to take one of the Seabourn cruises in Europe called The Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles - from Venice to Athens for an example - to see several dream travel destinations of ours in the same time.

There are a lot of custom-designed shore excursions when on a cruise ship, so it is not only the time out at the ocean that is tempting us to go on a cruise.

gr-athens-acropolis, GreeceAkropolis: The Parthenon, Photo by Raptor Alpha

We have always wanted to cruise the Greek islands, since there are so many highly interesting beautiful islands with lots of interesting history and architecture. Love those white stone houses colored with blue - and the gorgeously crystal clear and blue Mediterranean Sea. And the Greek people!

The cruise ship Sojourn now cruises around the Baltics and that is only one of Seabourn’s new cruise routes we are looking forward to read more about and perhaps be able to attend in the future since it is closer to our home base.

Soujourn cruise ship comes to Stockholm harbor at the Baltic harbors cruise which ends in Stockholm the 3rd of September 2011. Maybe we can catch it on photo at least since we will be back home again then.

There has been a lot of increasing of bigger cruise ships in Visby harbor the past years and around the Nordic countries and Baltic Sea in general, both Hurtigruten in the Norwegian fjords, to Finland and around the Swedish archipelagos.

The latest cruise we did - if we can call it that, was at the worlds oldest fire-armed ship in Visby last week (which you can read more about in the link in the end).

Have you been at any luxury cruises or any cruises at all? Tell us all about it, we’re dying to hear about it!

Lifecruiser Ships

Some of our earlier Cruise-related posts:

The World Oldest Gun Sip: A Medieval Cog Ship
Bargain Cruise Ships Tips
A Thames Tour of London
Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012: Dream Cruise for Music Lovers
ARC 2010 Atlantic Rally Cruise: Gran Canaria - Saint Lucia
Cruise to Helsinki, Finland


We have only been to Algarve in Portugal one time before and that was only for a week. Next time we will try to stay much longer and perhaps even look for villa holidays instead. Especially if going to Algarve in the low season.

When we went there it was on a charter trip with a travel agency and a last minute trip without even knowing where we would end up. It’s sometimes great and other times not so good. We were lucky that time - the hotel were OK, but not so much more.

The thing with last minute charter trips are: you’ll never know. If unlucky you could end up in the middle of nowhere and at a really bad hotel. It’s a chance you take - and sometimes you don’t want that.

The beach at Monte Gordo where we did stay, is one of the best beaches we have been at. Very fine sand and a very long and wide beach. We loved the fishermen and fishing boats there too.

algarve-monte-gordo-beach, Portugal

The Algarve area did gave us the urge to go there some time again, there are many great beaches with very fine sand and lots of interesting things to explore. Climate is perfect too, even for an early spring experience as we had.

We did some shorter excursions by local bus, one of them to the market in Tavira, a really interesting town beside a river with a lot of interesting architecture for us architecture fan’s.

algarve-tavira-church, Portugal

Since we were there in the beginning of our relationship, this was our perhaps most romantic trip actually. Portugal’s most famous music, the very special Fados singing, can make that to you. You see, it was on a Fados evening we realized just how much we love each other…

Fados has a bit mournful sound, often about the sea or life of the poor, but could actually be about anything and it’s very full of feelings, I guess that’s why we were so touched by it and got in such romantic mood.

algarve-fados, Portugal

Over all we did like the Portuguese landscape and villages we went by when on the bus or taxi between the airport and the hotel. We loved the red ground, very colorful views.

Another bonus is that it’s still a bit cheaper in Portugal, even as a tourist you can live cheap when staying in a rented villa or apartment and doing some of the cooking by yourself. Especially if you keep an eye on where the locals go for shopping groceries and other things and not to the most touristy shops.

Vale Do Lobo is another resort we have been considering - very popular for golfing holidays - home to two famous courses and we know a golfer that use to be there too, so it would be nice to have a meetup with him there.

Villas in Algarve is our dream choice when we will go there again, perfect when staying longer than just for a week and especially if you’re more than two in the family or with friends.

Perhaps even with a swimmingpool and definitely with wi-fi internet connection so we can report back to you all!

Lifecruiser ♥ Algarve

Lifecruiser earlier related Portugal posts:

Portugal Trip Monte Gordo
Portugal Trip Tavira
Portugal Trip Ayamonte Spain