Bath, Somerset, England

Bath is a city in the county of Somerset, south-west England, located 180 km west of London and 25 km southeast of Bristol. The Avon River connects it to the sea. The hills which surround and define the city, reach a maximum altitude of 238 meters and they make the streets are steep and the buildings seem to climb the coasts. It was founded by the Romans in 50 BC (although it is said it existed before) they build thermal baths and a temple in the hills surrounding the city in the valley Avon around hot springs. One of the first activities of the city is tourism. To see: Bath Abbey which is also the largest concert hall in the city (Norman church built on pre-existing foundations), the Museum of Bath, the Royal Theatre, Victoria Art Gallery, the Museum of mode, the Jane Austen Centre, Royal Victoria Park, among others. It is also a cultural city with many activities and festivals. You will also find archaeological sites from the Roman era; around hot springs, we can see the Roman foundations, pillars and bathrooms but the stone above the level of the bath is more recent.

Tips

You can explore the city on foot, with the open top tour buses or by the river channels.
There is a train that connects the city to Paddington Station in London, to Temple Meads Station in Bristol as well as Cardiff, Exeter, Brighton, Southampton, Plymouth, Pensanze, Westbury, Warminster, Portsmouth and Salisbury.
You will also find two campsites.

 

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra is one of the cruise ships of MSC Cruises company, which was christened in May 2007 in Civitavecchia with the presence of Ennio Morricone and Sophia Loren. There are three twin ships: MSC Musica, MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica. The ship includes:

13 passenger decks
13 lifts
system to reduce vibration and noise reduction in public environments
18 suites with private balcony
809 outside cabins with balconies, including 3 for disabled
173 outside cabins including 2 for disabled
275 inside cabins, including 12 for disabled
interactive TV, minibar, safe, radio, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, fresh fruit basket every day, air conditioning, heating, wardrobe, telephone and wireless internet (fee) in all cabins
sports facilities (mini-golf, tennis, jogging track, gymnasium, aerobics, yoga center, swimming pools)
Wellness facilities (saunas, steam rooms, thalassotherapy, aromatherapy, color therapy, beauty salon, solarium, whirlpools)
entertainment facilities (teen area, disco, games room, children’s area, theater, cinema, casino, library, art gallery, photo gallery, shopping area)
dining room (sushi bars, Internet cafes, cigar room, wine bar, restaurants)
other services (photographer, medical center, duty free shops)

In this vessel, they made an Italian film, advertising and scenes of a Brazilian film.

Tips

To make a reservation, it is best to do it well in advance because it’s not a very big ship and MSC Cruises usually are the Italian favorite that are quite used to do one or two cruises per year.
As in all ships, you will have the night of the Captain so you must bring an elegant outfit and themed evenings like the Italian night or little surprises that may occur at different times of the year.

Butterflies Go Free, Insectarium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The butterflies of Butterflies go free come from farms in more than a dozen countries. Livestock is one of the means to protect butterflies and their habitats in the form of a sustainable and equitable trade that involves communities living on the edge of the forest. You will find animators who will be able to answer all your questions and they will tell you about the habits of the butterflies. There are also beautiful flowers and if you are lucky a butterfly could land on you.

Tips

From February, 28 th to April, 28th 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00.

Daytime butterflies are generally more active in the morning, when the sky is sunny and during certain changes in atmospheric pressure. The twilight moths take off at the end of the day around the time of sunset.

Consider it’s hot in there so plan to wear lighter clothes to stay in especially if you go with the kids with a cold winter temperature.

You will find a relaxation area in the middle of the greenhouse.