This is our longest crossing of the voyage, 12 days at sea. We’re on our way from Mombasa at 4 ºS to Aqaba at 34 ºN. We’re on our way out of the deep tropics and heading back to desert latitudes. We’ll be in Jordan from Feb 12 – 16 and then head for the […]
Mombasa is an ancient city which has been a major way-station for Indian Ocean trading over thousands of years. Its history on the Swahili Coast owes as much to exchange with the Arab world and India than it does to the interior. Hindu temples and Christian churches are found throughout, and the Muslim call to
Wow! We spent an unforgettable six days traveling in Kenya while the ship was docked in Mombasa. This was one of the very best trips we’ve ever experienced. We did and saw too much to write it all down here, so I will just summarize in this post and include my rough notes at the
On our third night in Mumbai, we went to a live theater performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. The theater is in an upscale neighborhood a couple of miles from the ship. We took a taxi and went out for a fabulous dinner at a fancy restaurant, then walked to the play.
Our visit to Dubai is quickly coming to an end. We’re now back aboard the MV World Odyssey and will sail for India tomorrow night. I’d like to reflect a little first on our experience in this place of paradox. Dubai and the other Emirates were created from whole cloth in a thoroughly modern way.
We’ve finally arrived in Dubai after two very long plane flights (Denver to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Dubai). Evidently we took off just in time to miss a snowstorm in Denver, departing at 4 PM on Dec 28. Overnight 9 and a half hours to Frankfurt, followed by a bleary 4-hour layover in an