Anyone who as a child ever read The Magic Faraway Tree will relate to the exotic worlds that come and go from the top of the magical tree.
APT’s wonderful 15-day Ancient Mediterranean cruise aboard the French luxury small ship Le Soleal reminds me of this. Wake up, draw back the curtains and there’s another enchanted world.
It could be Istanbul at dawn with the minarets in silhouette. It could be Venice, mist-shrouded, its waterways coming to life. It could be Kotor, Montenegro, sailing into a fjord that isn’t a fjord, or the ancient lost city of Ephesus, or Santorini’s volcano.
This is Australian cruising, French-style.
Here’s my story, published in The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age Travellers on June 7:
Or you can read it online at smh.com.au/traveller here: