Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

By Gary Walther Day 13: Saturday, Komodo Island The life of a komodo dragon is nasty–they’re quite happy to eat each other–and brutish: They’re solitary and bad tempered, tending to hiss loudly when near each other. Their life can also be short, as the female returns to the nest–a mound

By Gary Walther Day 1: Monday, March 25, Sydney It’s been overcast and intermittently rainy, perfect weather for holing up on the Europa 2 and recovering from the very long flight: New York-Munich-Doha-Sydney. At one point I had to look at my watch to know what day it was. My

By Gary Walther Every morning there they are, standing straight, almost at attention, like pillars at the end of the cabin corridor on Deck 10 (the Penthouse Deck). And there again at 3 and at 9. Sarah Lehnhoff and Kolja Quintanar, the two butlers responsible for the 14-butler-serviced cabins on

By Gary Walther Is it the journey or the destination? The getting there or the being there that counts? This question has long been a litmus test of one’s travel psyche, and for years the judgment has been that the person who journeys is the real traveler. THD once counted