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    Modesto, Ca.
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    Cruising, of course!
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    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity
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  1. Great Video! We will be there in Antigua next month and wanted to try a beach we've not been to before. This one seems to be just what we're looking for. Thanks!
  2. We just finished a Wonderful tour while we are in Sydney pre-cruise. We booked the Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Trip from Sydney on the Viator website. Chef Jimmy was very prompt at answering all of our questions when we contacted him before the tour. He picked our party of 4 up at our hotel (Meriton Suites on Kent St.) right on time (6:40am) . First we went to the fish market where he purchased all the fish he would be using for our day with him. We stopped along the way to Hunter Valley at a lovely location overlooking a bay and he prepared a very good and plentiful breakfast. He then taught us all how to make our own sushi rolls. He brought all the ingredients we would need and when we were finished he had us all mark our own to eat later on during the day. We proceeded to the wine region and stopped at the first winery. They had about 7 different wines to taste. Off to the second winery where we had plenty more wine along with Jimmy's food pairings. We had cheeses, crackers, olives, figs, and pickles, oyster shots, chilled asparagus with truffle oil and parmesan, then a stuffed mushroom, and finally chorizo. So delicious. Made our way to the 3rd winery with tastes of more wine with Jimmy adding his cooking to the enjoyment. Here we paired our sushi first, then we had scallop with mashed cauliflower, and then Kangaroo sliders! To top it off we were then served dessert....a truly delicious creme bruele. This tour couldn't have been any better. Jimmy was a great chef, but on top of that he was also fun and full of information about the area. He pointed out Kangaroo off the road in fields and made a game of it. So much fun! This tour was a full day ... almost 12 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Well worth every penny. Highly recommend .
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