The Hotel Rixos Libertas has had its opening night tonight. Even though the hotel has been open for more than a year ... apparently these things take a lot of planning! The wooden Karaka ship lay alongside sparkling modern motor boats to cater for every whim of the specially invited guests (actors, politicians, heads of state). 10pm we were treated to a spectacular firework display. I had a ring side seat from my front balcony .... and the music is still going on now.