Category Archives: September

Colombo, Sri Lanka

September 30 Sri Lanka is another place we never visited and never imagined visiting!  We took a full day tour in Colombo, the capital city.  It is formerly called Ceylon – from the time of British rule – and you … Continue reading

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Cochin, India

September 28 Well, internet access has been very bad for the past few days so I am now posting about our last port in India, Cochin. Cochin is a city built on islands, some manmade.  There are 24 islands and … Continue reading

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Agra and the Taj Mahal

September 25, 26 and 27 We left the ship in Mumbai at 6:30 AM for our flight to Delhi.  Security is very tight.  You go through a scanner before you even enter the airport, show your documents to two separate … Continue reading

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Pictures from Mumbai

September 24 Here are some of the pictures from Mumbai that should have accompanied my last post. Mumbai has over 22 million people, some say 23.7, and census is not very good here.  The estimate is that about half are … Continue reading

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Mumbai, India

September 24 *** Well, I was unable to upload any photos – and I have soooo many!  Stay tuned, will either add them later or do a separate post just with photos.  What an interesting and amazing day. What can … Continue reading

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Cruising the Arabian Sea

September 22 First of all, here are a couple of pictures from the gala dinner at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Inquiring minds wanted to know! And here are a few from Tom’s 101st birthday party.  They served everyone champagne, the … Continue reading

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Fujairah, UAE

September 21  For a relatively small city, Fujairah has a busy port!. These small boats are out and back all day long.  This shot is from our balcony. Fujairah is the smallest of the Emirates, composing only 1.5% of the … Continue reading

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

September 20 We arrived early this morning and again, we are the first cruise ship this season – and the Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived as well. It is change over day – a new cruise segment begins – so always … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

September 19 What an awesome day we had!  First when we got off the ship, we found out that we are the first cruise ship to arrive here this season – it is just the beginning of the season for … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

September 18 We will dock in Abu Dhabi today at 5 PM. It is 107° today and we probably won’t go out in the heat. I watched a movie in the room for the first time-Danny Collins. Still learning and … Continue reading

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