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Apr 8, 2017 - 4/7/2017 – Mykonos, Greece – 2nd day

4/7/2017 – Mykonos, Greece – 2nd day Woke up at the beautiful hotel overlooking the Mediterrean Sea. We can see the windmills on our left from the balcony and where our ship is to dock on our left. The ship was to dock at 8 but came in early so we missed the sail in, as did Jeff who was up early to catch pictures of the ship entering the harbor. After breakfast, the five of us left the hotel and walked the town again finally ending up at our restaurant from yesterday for an early lunch. By now we have met up with several friends from the...

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Apr 6, 2017 - April 6, 2017 Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece to Mykonos, Greece

April 6, 2017 Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece to Mykonos, Greece Our day started at 4:30 this morning with a wakeup call which is not the nicest way to wake up in the mornings, especially this early and with only a couple of hours of sleep. We all made the time frame, loaded into two taxis to go to the airport. We found once again no hassles at either immigration or customs, just long walks between and some differences in how each is handled. They made us turn on the computer to be sure it was a computer and made Jeff take out his camera...

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Apr 5, 2017 - April 5, 2017 Turkey day 2 Capadoccia

April 5, 2017 – Cappadocia, Turkey We were hoping for another balloon ride today but all flights were cancelled due to high winds. We were very fortunate to get our ride in yesterday with the perfect weather we had. I forgot to mention our balloon company was Butterfly Balloons and we highly recommend them if you need a company to use. They were great, wonderful pilot and great fun was had by all of us. Today though we have another full day of touring this beautiful country with our favorite guide of all time, Deniz. She is wonderful, lost...

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Apr 4, 2017 - April 3, 2017 Athens to Istanbul to Cappadocia. Turkey and April 4, 2017 Balloons over Cappadocia

April 3, 2017 Athens to Istanbul to Cappadocia. Turkey and April 4, 2017 Balloons over Cappadocia Today we spent the day flying from one place to our end destination, Cappadocia which is in the middle of Turkey and considered one of the best places to hot air balloon. WE flew without incident from Athens to Istanbul where we ate a little something in the airport and waited for our next flight. I also bought a t shirt to prove I was there, as HAL would not go there for me this year. We arrived early evening in Cappadocia where once we found...

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Apr 2, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Rhodes, Greece

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Rhodes, Greece HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKIE!!! We arrived by 7 this morning in Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes boasts an average of 300 sunny days a year. It is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese Islands and is 12 miles off the shore of Turkey Greece has 11 million people in it and it is a Parliamentary Republic. The religion is mostly Greek Orthodox. Rhodes sits in the Aegean Sea and has beautiful blue-green water. The sail into this port is spectacular, the scenery breathtaking with mountains all around you and beaches, 35 in...

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Apr 1, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Aqaba to Sinai Peninsula to the Suez Canal and Friday March 31, 2017 Suez Canal Transit

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Aqaba to Sinai Peninsula to the Suez Canal and Friday March 31, 2017 Suez Canal Transit Yesterday we left Aqaba around 11 pm and have been cruising down then up the Sinai Peninsula towards the Suez Canal. Egypt is now on our port or left side and the Sinai is on our right. As we saw in 2015, there are no cities or homesteads on the Sinai Peninsula as was promised when Israel turned over this area to Egypt; so the most interesting part will always be on our left where there are green farm lands and cities rolling...

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Mar 30, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Aqaba, Jordan (Petra and Wadi Rum)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Aqaba, Jordan (Petra and Wadi Rum) This is a very interesting area, arid desert with high cliffs and rock formations and only one sea access for a port in the whole country. Its history is that Aqaba was originally called Ayla which was the first Islamic city on the Arabian Peninsula and was built around the year 610. It served as a trading point between India and the Mediterranean. The city finally succumbed to earthquakes and the attacks from the Crusaders around 1116. From then on...

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Mar 27, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 and Monday, March 27, 2017 –Days at Sea

Sunday, March 26, 2017 and Monday, March 27, 2017 –Days at Sea We had a wonderful time at the Mystery Dinner last night. Manny kept our glasses full and the wine flowed freely. Dad got his double Johnny Walker Black’s and Woody his coke Zero’s; so needless to say we were all happy and buzzed after the dinner. Our meal amuse was a scallop wit green apple, bacon and micro cress. I had cheese with green apple and bacon. This was followed by the best butternut squash puree with pumpkin seeds I have ever tasted and finished. It was fantastic....

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Mar 24, 2017 - Thursday, March 23, 2017, Friday, March 24, 2017, Saturday, March 25, 2017 –first three of 5 days at sea

Thursday, March 23, 2017, Friday, March 24, 2017, Saturday, March 25, 2017 –first three of 5 days at sea Three glorious days at Sea, then two more before we dock in Aqaba, Jordan. Aqaba is the only sea port for Jordan and as such plays an important role in Jordan’s history. But before we arrive we have these five days to live through first. The ship is on alert, with 24/7 guards out on deck 3 searching for unfriendlies, constant increase in speed to between 20-24 knots/ hr. As mentioned before the water cannons and barbed wire are visible...

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Mar 24, 2017 - Wednesday, March 22. 2017 – Muscat, Oman

Wednesday, March 22. 2017 – Muscat, Oman This country is still fairly new to the cruise trade as it was a closed country until 2005 or so. People here are very traditional, women wear burkas, can only see the eyes and men wear long dress type clothing with turbans or hats. Most of the young ones are going more modern with the hats not turbans and as our guide, Marajuna, said, the turbans gave him headaches. I mistakenly called the Sultan a King before, he is a Sultan, still single and still in bad health as he was when we first visited in...

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Mar 21, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Arrival in Mumbai, India and Sunday, March 19, 2017 – One day in Mumbai

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Arrival in Mumbai, India and Sunday, March 19, 2017 – One day in Mumbai As I am behind writing you are getting two days in one. We left our hotel early and caught a flight on Jet Airways (never heard of it before), but they we OK. It was a three and three seat configuration and we had aisle seats across from each other. Better that way that trying to squeeze into the middle seat. This airlines serves meals on almost all flights, so I had pre ordered the fruit plate, Dad did not pre order anything as it was fairly...

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Mar 21, 2017 - Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, 2017, Kovalam, India

Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, 2017 2 days in Paradise in Kovalam, India The last two days of our trip were spend in Kovalam right on the Arabian Sea at The Leela, a 5 star resort overlooking the Arabian Sea. It is a fantastic hotel with graded floors all underground leading down the slope towards the sea. We arrived after a grueling four hour ride through the hills to this beautiful hotel and was greeted by their female greeter, given the Hindu blessing with the dots on our foreheads and a shell necklace. It was soon off to our...

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