Category Archives: Africa

Sailing the Suez Canal

May 15, 2017 Today we entered the Suez Canal in the early morning, after waiting for our ship’s turn in line.  It is our second time through the canal so we weren’t surprised by what we saw. It is not … Continue reading

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Celebrating our 35th with Vow Renewal at Sea

May 14, 2017 First of all, today was Mother’s Day and we had a wonderful brunch. The chefs always outdo themselves with lots of delicious food.  I probably mentioned that there are 67 chefs on board! Just a few pictures … Continue reading

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Luxor, Egypt

May 12 and 13, 2017 Here we are in Egypt, our first trip here.  We arrived at the port of Safaga (large port but small town of 5000).  It is 143 miles from here to Luxor and takes about 4 … Continue reading

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Mindelo, Cape Verde

December 21 Day 167.  I usually don’t refer to the “day” of the 180 day adventure, but sadly, we are winding down, less than 2 weeks left.  Funny, in the past I have thought a 2 week vacation was long! … Continue reading

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Dakar, Senegal

December 19 Day 165. still can’t believe it! We took the shuttle bus into town today.  Dakar is the capital of Senegal and is the western most city in the Old World and on the African mainland.  We actually changed … Continue reading

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Banjul, Gambia

December 18 Our world cruise has been an experience in every way, and I know it isn’t over yet.  The inequality in the world is striking.  Here’s an example: When we were in Abu Dhabi for our dinner at the … Continue reading

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At sea, cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 16 I haven’t done a lot of posts while we are at sea, as the activities and rest are pretty much the same.  But today is an exception for several reasons. First, last night I actually got a shot … Continue reading

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast

December 15 The ship arrived about 90 minutes late into the port due to port traffic, and we were advised we would stay an hour later this afternoon.  We didn’t book a tour here, but took the shuttle bus into … Continue reading

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Sekondi-Takadoradi, Ghana

December 14 Last night was the lighting of the last candle of Hanukkah.  I am not sure that I mentioned there was a candle lighting each night (with lights, no candles allowed on the ship), and they had latkes, jelly … Continue reading

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Lome, Togo

December 13 On the way back from our tour today, our guide, Mark (or Kwame, as he told us is his African name – because he was born on a Sunday), led us in a song – “I will never … Continue reading

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