Caribbean collage

Certainly, the environment looked a little different on October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus came across the Bahamas and later Hispaniola. However, just like him we discovered "a new world". Columbus traveled by ship and so we did. At least, we traveled back and forth between the Caribbean islands by ship- a way of traveling that we actually didn't want to do until we would be old. Getting there we used the much faster airship.

We also visited the Caribbean for the first time and in fact we discovered treasures. However, where Columbus was interested in the precious metal, my treasures were rather the daily golden sunrises and sunsets as well as the fantastic turquoise water (like Blue Curacao) much more valuable.

A new world was also represented by the on-board life, which of course stood in direct contrast to our individual trips we normally do, but also had certain charms. Last but not least, it was the first time I spent New Year’s Eve on the beach at 31°C.